Moments after LeBron James accepts his third NBA Most Valuable Player Award on Sunday, the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will tip off in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series. Both Miami and Indiana had little trouble in the first round, with the Heat defeating the New York Knicks in five games and the Pacers dispatching the Orlando Magic also in five games.
The Heat took three of four meetings against Indiana in the regular season, including both games played at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Game Day and Time: Sunday, May 13, 2012, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Television Coverage: ABC
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