The Indiana Pacers may have taken the victory last night in Indianapolis thanks to a Paul George super-show, but the Miami Heat are still well on course to win the war in the quest for the three-peat.
Game 5 was just a minor blip on the road to success and when you watch the game back there is literally nothing there that shows that the Pacers can realistically get back into the series.
LeBron James sat for most of the game, Rashard Lewis played actual minutes, Paul George shot a mammoth 37, Dwyane Wade started like a man allergic to points and somehow the Heat still only lost by three points.
The Heat can cruise through game six in their backyard and focus on whoever is coming next in the Finals. The Pacers look like that little of a problem to their, it is more of a nuisance that they have to play them again than a worry.
Miami can step it up when they want - when they have their full compliment of starters on the court that is and not being hung up by god awful foul calls made by inept officials.
LeBron, Wade and the rest of the side need to be in the best possible shape for the finals. Ray Allen definitely needs to have his three ball on form again if any last second heroics are needed. Who knows, maybe we could've had overtime last night if it was Jesus Shuttleworth on the end of LBJ's pass at the end of the game than Chris Bosh.
The quest for the 3-Peat is alive and thriving down in Florida. The Thunder or Spurs will have to be at their best to deny the defending champions.
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