(MIAMI) — It’s down to the best of three in the Eastern Conference semi-finals match between the Heat and Pacers.
Indiana would love to take game 5 tonight and head back home with a chance to close out the series but Miami is hoping their big-two can come through once again.
Dwyane Wade is ready to play in front of his home crowd and is expecting everything the Pacers can bring at them.
“This is a typical 2-3 series, back and forth, we have to protect home court and battle to the end,” said Wade who scored 30 points in game 4.
“We understand how worthy this opponent is and how tough they are, how physical they can be,” said Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra. “Each game has their moments of truth where the game is in the balance and the game can go either way.”
Pacers head coach Frank Vogel is also prepared for game 5.
“We’re ready to go,” Vogel said. “We still have a great deal of belief. They haven’t beaten our best.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire