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2012 NBA Playoffs, Heat Vs. Pacers Game 5: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Heat return to Miami for a crucial Game 5 matchup against the Indiana Pacers.


The Eastern Conference Semifinals move back to South Florida, as the Heat and Pacers tip off a crucial Game 5 on Tuesday night. Miami avoided a two-game hole in the second half on Sunday afternoon, as LeBron James put on a virtuoso performance to bring the Heat back in the second half. Dwyane Wade also got hot in the second half to combine with James for 70 points.

It will be hard to replicate that performance, but with their team so hobbled, they may need to if they want to close out the series and win two of the final three games. The Pacers started to settle after the first 20 minutes of Game 4, neglecting the front-line advantage of Roy Hibbert and David West. Frank Vogel's club will likely need to get Game 5 if they want to pull off the big series upset. It's the only matchup of the evening in the NBA. Schedule and broadcast information below:

Game time: Tuesday May 22, 2012; 8:00 p.m. EST

Location: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

TV coverage: TNT

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier and andSB Nation Tampa Bay. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, check outIndy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana. And for all your news and notes on the playoffs matchups, visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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