Watch Heat vs Pacers Game 5 Eastern Conference Finals

LeBron James and the Miami Heat have gone from a frustrating Game 1 defeat to having a shot to dispose of the Indiana Pacers for good in Game 5 of the 2014 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals. Three Heat wins in a row, including Miami pushing their home playoffs winning streak to nine games, has pushed the Pacers to the brink of elimination.

For the Pacers, they find themselves with their backs against the wall and the seemingly insurmountable task of having to beat the Heat three games in a row in order to stave off elimination by the same Heat for the third consecutive year. The pressure is all on the Pacers when we watch the Heat vs Pacers online free live streaming on ESPN tonight.

Following another double-digit defeat in Game 3, the Pacers argued again about the officiating and this time paid the price. Paul George, who was injured in Game 2 but returned in Game 3, was slapped by the NBA with a $25,000 fine for his remarks. The irony of Indiana’s complaints is that after a huge free-throw disparity favoring them in Game 1, the Pacers have shot seven more free-throws than the Heat in the series thus far.

Miami travels to Indiana tonight knowing that all the odds are in their favor. Only eight teams in NBA history have managed to win three in a row after being down 3-1 in a playoffs series to advance. Though they are on the road, the Heat won Game 2 in Indiana and are confident they can punch a Finals ticket tonight.

On the injury front, Heat forward Chris Anderson and guard Ray Allen are both listed as game time decisions for tonight’s game. Allen was on fire in Game 4 during the fourth quarter and his three-point shooting would be sorely missed.

Here is all the pertinent information you will need to watch tonight’s Miami Heat vs Indiana Pacers Game 5 live online free streaming on ESPN via a phone, computer or iPad, or in HD on TV. Our prediction bucks the odds as we think the final score will narrowly favor the Pacers and force Game 6 with the Heat back in Miami.

Start Time: 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Where to Watch on TV: ESPN
Live Stream: ESPN3.com or Watch ESPN App
Final Score Prediction: Heat 92, Pacers 94

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