The Indiana Pacers set up a decider against the Cleveland Cavaliers after emphatically levelling their first-round playoff at 3-3 on the back of a stellar all-round display from Victor Oladipo.
Oladipo poured in a game-high 28 points and added 13 rebounds and 10 assists for the first postseason triple-double of his career as the Pacers sealed a commanding 121-87 victory.
Cavaliers talisman LeBron James contributed 22 points, seven assists and five rebounds despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter with his side trailing by 25 points at that stage.
Game seven will be played in Cleveland on Sunday, with the winner advancing to face Eastern Conference top seeds Toronto, who wrapped up a 4-2 series success over the Washington Wizards.
The Raptors trailed for the majority of game six, facing a five-point deficit ahead of the final quarter, but rallied thereafter to clinch a 102-92 win advance to the conference semi-finals.
Kyle Lowry came to the fore with 24 points and six assists. Bradley Beal’s 32 points came in vain for Washington, who have not progressed beyond a conference semi-final despite four play-off appearances in the last five seasons.
In the Western Conference, the Utah Jazz booked a clash with the top-seeded Houston Rockets after triumphing against a Russell Westbrook-inspired Oklahoma City Thunder.
Westbrook contributed 46 points but the Jazz, bolstered by Donovan Mitchell’s 38-haul, held firm to secure a 96-91 win and a 4-2 series victory.