The 2013 NBA playoffs resumed on Thursday, May 30, as the Miami Heat played host to the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Finals series. The Heat and Pacers entered this game in a 2-2 deadlock, thus creating need for a momentous victory.
The question is, who jumped out to take a 3-2 series lead?
It was yet another classic battle between LeBron James and Paul George, as the MVP went for 30 points, eight assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block. Udonis Haslem stepped up with 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting, virtually duplicating his Game 3 performance.
Mario Chalmers added 12 points and six assists.
For Indiana, George went off for 27 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and a steal on 11-of-18 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 from beyond the arc. Roy Hibbert added 22 points, while David West tallied 17 points and eight assists.
George Hill only managed one point, but he dished out four assists and picked up three steals.
The question is, were the Pacers able to pull out yet another road upset and grab a 3-2 series lead over the Heat? Or were the Heat able to defend their home court and emerge victorious behind LeBron's superb performance?
Check the video provided above to find out.