The Indiana Pacers will be looking to extend their season tonight with a win against the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Pacers avoided elimination in Game 5 on Wednesday with a 93-90 win in Indianapolis.
If the Pacers want to force Game 7 they are going to have to beat the Heat at home, something no team has done this postseason. "Were just going to go in trying to win Game 6, I believe we can go in their building and get a W and that's all our focus is on," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said.
The Pacers will have their hands full going up against a rested LeBron James who only played 24 minutes in the Heat's Game 5 loss. "I'm sure he's got a lot built up from not playing much in Game 5," said Pacers All-Star Paul George. "Our hands are going to be full with LeBron - we know that, it's just about challenging him."
Getting to the free throw line will be key for the Pacers if they want to have a chance at making the NBA Finals. In four of the five games this series the team that attempted the most free throws won the game. If the Pacers lose Game 6 it would be the second time in two years the Pacers lost a close out game in Miami. Last year the Heat beat the Pacers in Miami 99-76 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
The game will be broadcast on ESPN at 8:30 Eastern Time.
- Aaron Maxey