INDIANAPOLIS (Sporting Alert) — Two-time defending champion Miami Heat take a 3-1 lead into tonight’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
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The Heat, who listed shooting guard Ray Allen as active for tonight’s game, won Game 4 in Miami, 102-90, and will now try to close out the series with another victory.
Allen was doubtful for the game because of a hip problem, but will now be available for the contest.
However, forward Chris Anderson is still being bothered by a thigh muscle problem and will not take part tonight.
Anderson will be missing his second straight game and both he and Allen had missed the Heat’s shootaround today.
The Pacers, after winning the first game of the series, dropped their last three in a row and head coach Frank Vogel believes his team must respond quickly.
“I think anytime you lose three in a row in the playoffs, it shakes your confidence some,” Vogel said. “But we can’t worry about that.
“All we’ve got to worry about is coming back and winning Game 5 and giving us an opportunity to come down here and win one game.
“We’ve won one game in each playoff series that we’ve played here the last two years. We should have confidence that we can do that.”