The Indiana Pacers needed something to go there way to stay alive in the Eastern Conference Finals and they finally got it in Game 5 Wednesday night.
Down 3-1 in the series the Pacers were faced with a much win in Game 5 in front of a home crowd–and they got it. The game was rife with ups and downs for Indiana, but when all was said and done it ended with the Pacers winning 93-90 and living to fight another day.
It was the kind of game that Pacers fans had grown accustomed to during the season. Paul George led the way with 37 points followed by David West (19) and Lance Stephenson (12). Roy Hibbert even looked like an all-star for a change chipping in 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Even with the home team playing well the Pacers needed something to go there way if they were going to remain alive–and it did. LeBron James was in foul trouble for most of the night and played only 24 minutes.
If anyone could make the most out of 24 minutes it would be James, but not Wednesday night. When he did play he couldn’t buy a shot hitting only 2-10 from the floor and scoring a career playoff-low of 7 points.
Only eight teams have ever overcome a 3-1 deficit to win their series. Indiana still has a long way to go in order to become team No. 9. To have a chance they will have to win Game 6 in Miami Friday night.