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LeBron turns up the Heat on Pacers for 3-2 lead

Realistically, the real question now is that it's going to be Miami in 6 or 7, right?

LeBron James put up a vintage performance (30, 8 and 6) in the pivotal game 5 to give the Heat a 90-79 win, and when he does that there's not much the Pacers can do.

But on the bright side for the Pacers, they didn't play very well. Paul George broke out offensively with 27 points to go with 11 rebounds and 5 assists, while Roy Hibbert continued his dominance with 22 but onyl 6 boards. However, George Hill struggled mightily to only score a single point and Lance Stephenson only had 4. It's hard to imagine seeing these two guys struggle this much two games in a row.

On the other hand, D-Wade and Chris Bosh struggled as well (10 and 7, respectively), and it appears both are battling injuries. If that is the case, then it's not out of the question to believe that their struggles could continue. And that means the Pacers still have chances.

As Pacers coach Frank Vogel said, they know they can beat the Heat, but they must play better.