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Last updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2012
(MIAMI, FL) - LeBron James scored 30 points and grabbed ten rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a 115-83 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Heat lead the best-of-seven series three games to two.
Dwyane Wade added 28 points as Miami shot a franchise playoff record 61-percent from the field.
Paul George led Indiana with eleven points with Danny Granger and David West scoring ten points apiece before leaving the game with injuries. The Pacers shot just 34-percent from the field.
The injuries to Granger and West could be a key in Game Six on Thursday night. Granger landed on LeBron James foot late in the second quarter and suffered a sprained left ankle. He tried to play on it after halftime but left the game for good after playing just over three minutes in the third quarter. X-rays were negative and Granger is listed as "day-to-day".
West suffered a sprained left knee early in the fourth quarter. The team said West could have returned, but with the Pacers down more than 20 points at the time there was no reason to risk putting him back in the game.
Miami could also be shorthanded as Udonis Haslem and Dexter Pittman committed a pair of hard fouls that could be subject to review by the league office. Both players were issued flagrant foul - level ones in fouling Tyler Hansbrough and Lance Stephenson, respectively.
The Heat can wrap up the series tomorrow night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
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