Pacers vs. Heat, NBA playoffs 2014: Game time, TV schedule, radio and more

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Miami can eliminate Indiana in South Beach on Friday.

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The Pacers took care of business in Game 5, grabbing a win on their home floor and staving off elimination, 93-90. On Friday, it's up to the Heat to do the same and return to the NBA Finals for the fourth time in as many years.

Miami was ineffective on Wednesday, particularly as LeBron James found himself in foul trouble early. James played just 24 minutes in Game 5, picking up his fifth foul with 8:33 left in the third quarter.

Indiana used his absence to take the lead, as Lance Stephenson and David West helped push the Pacers ahead of Miami. Roy Hibbert grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds while scoring 10 points as Indiana dominated points in the paint, 42-22.

For the Pacers, facing an elimination game in hostile territory is something they've already seen this postseason. In the first round, they beat Atlanta to force a Game 7 down 3-2. Against their hated rivals, the pressure will be on for the Pacers, who have been a roller coaster over the last few months of the season.

Miami is still the favorite to close the series, but keeping James out of foul trouble will be a priority. The Pacers dominated the glass in Game 5, and if James remains out of foul trouble, he will also likely be a factor in that statistic in Game 6.

Game time: 8:30 p.m. ET, Friday

Location: American Airlines Center, Miami

TV: ESPN

Announcers: Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson and Doris Burke

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