May 29, 2014 at 1.30am UK at ​Bankers Life Fieldhouse
FT
90
93
Q1
Q2
Q3
Q4
16
26
15
33
22
11
31
29

Result: Indiana Pacers keep playoff series alive

Indiana Pacers' Paul George in action against Miami Heat on June 1, 2013
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The Indiana Pacers keep the Eastern Conference finals alive with a 93-90 win over the Miami Heat.

The Indiana Pacers have kept the Eastern Conference finals alive with a narrow 93-90 win over the Miami Heat, preventing the two-time defending champions from sealing the series.

The home side, knowing that they needed the victory to avoid elimination, started strongly but still found themselves trailing at the break after struggling in the second quarter.

However, Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert led a third-quarter charge by the Pacers which restored their lead, giving them a seven-point advantage heading into the final 12 minutes.

LeBron James and Chris Bosh tried to pull it back for the visitors, but Paul George matched their scoring, adding 21 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter to keep Indiana ahead.

The win ensures that the teams will play a sixth game tomorrow, when the Heat will have another chance to clinch a spot in the NBA Finals.

Miami Heat forward LeBron James smiles during their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on January 10, 2012
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