Miami, FL (Sports Network) - The unpredictable Miami Heat orchestrated another
dominating performance Tuesday to take a 3-2 series lead over the Indiana
Pacers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
After losing consecutive games with star forward Chris Bosh on the bench, the
Heat have rebounded the last two games to look like the vaunted title
contenders they were constructed to become.
Two days removed from a herculean series-tying performance, the duo of LeBron
James and Dwyane Wade went to work again in Game 5, combining for 58 points in
a 115-83 thumping of the Indiana Pacers.
The Pacers will look to slow down a Heat team that made a franchise playoff
record 61 percent of its shots on Tuesday when the series shifts back to
Indianapolis for Game 6 on Thursday.
James scored 30 points to go with 10 rebounds and eight assists while Wade
added 28 points in the rout. Shane Battier was an unlikely spark with 13
points and also helped limit David West to 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting.
Danny Granger, Indiana's leading scorer in the regular season, scored 10
points before leaving with an ankle injury early in the third quarter.
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