MIAMI, FL (Sporting Alert) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined again in another dominant performance by the Miami Heat, which defeat the Indiana Pacers 115-83 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semi-finals Tuesday night.
James shot 12 of 19 from the field to finished with a game high 30 points to go along with his 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Wade was also impressive at the AmericanAirlines Arena here in Miami, and he ended with 28 points.
Shane Battier, who opened with a burst of three-pointers, hit four of five from behind the arc to score 13 points, while Udonis Haslem had 10 points and six boards and Mario Chalmers added 11 rebounds for Miami, which now take a 3-2 lead in the series.
Paul George led the scoring for the Pacer with 11 points, while Danny Granger and David West both finished with 10.
Roy Hibbert added 12 rebounds in the defeat for Indiana.
Indiana: P. George 11 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk
Miami: L. James 30 Pts, 10 Reb, 8 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk