The Miami Heat hope to replicate a strong Game 4 performance when they return home to the AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night for Game 5 against the Indiana Pacers.
The game will be broadcasted at 8 p.m. on TNT, but you can watch a live stream online available here.
The Heat came into Game 4 at Indiana with many media members questioning whether the team was truly a championship caliber team without Chris Bosh, who is suffering from an abdominal strain. Dwyane Wade had a mere five points in Game 3 and the Heat were down 2-1 in the series with a road game looming.
But then LeBron James stepped up with one of the most impressive playoff performances ever. James had 40 points, 18 rebounds, and nine assists in the Heat's 101-93 victory. James was so good that he even amazed Wade, who has had his own fair share of impressive performances.
You know what, I've played in this league for nine years and I've seen some amazing things, Wade said. But I've never really played with a guy where I'm amazed at some of the things he can do. I'm used to kind of not being the one being in awe sometimes. Some of the things he does, I'm like, 'How did he just do that?
Wade had his own strong performance in Game 4 too. The All-Star guard shook off the cobwebs of Game 3 and exploded for 30 points, nine rebounds, and six assists of his own. He finally looked like the Wade of old and was getting good, quality looks at the basket.
He still appears to be struggling with a knee injury, but was at the very least able to overcome it in Game 4. He'll need to produce a similarly strong performance in Game 5 for the Heat to put a pesky Pacers team on the brink of elimination.
The Pacers struggled with foul issues throughout Game 4, especially big men David West and Roy Hibbert, and will need to play smarter in Miami on Tuesday night. Those two plus small forward Danny Granger, who needs to give up the tough guy routine, need to get back to imposing their will on a weak Heat frontcourt without Bosh.
West admitted this week that there were a lot of self-inflicted wounds in Game 4, but that they were correctable. Those correctable wounds include limiting easy opportunities for James and Wade, as well as not allowing Udonis Haslem to score 14 points on only six field-goal attempts.
We're ready to go, Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. We still have a great deal of belief. They haven't beaten our best.