Pacers against the wall after Game 5 loss
The Indiana Pacers are putting their focus on Saturday's Game 6 as they try to stave off elimination in the NBA Playoffs.
Miami took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series Thursday night, forcing the Pacers to win Saturday's game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse if they want to extend their season.
"We'll see where we're at. We've done well all year, especially in the postseason in dealing with adversity and overcoming games where we didn't play as well as we wanted to and coming out with the energy and the effort to get the job done," said Paul George, who led the Pacers with 27 points in the Game 5 loss.
"We've got to come out fighting. This is the second time we've been down a game in this series, first time throughout the playoffs and we responded well the last time," added David West.
George Hill and Lance Stephenson, who combined for 39 points in Game 4, totaled just five points between them in Miami Thursday night.
"Game 6. It's the only thing that matters. Can't worry about Game 7, gotta focus on Game 6. It's an elimination game for us, so I'm sure everyone's energy and everything that involves that game is going to be there, so just got to focus and play basketball," Hill said.
"We've gotta force a Game 7, so we gotta toughen up," said center Roy Hibbert.
Game 6 tips off at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.