The Indiana Pacers had their backs against the wall and looked like they had no chance at beating the Miami Heat. Well, the Pacers took Game 5 to get themselves back into the series. Still, there is no reason to panic for Miami.
First and foremost, the Heat are still up 3-2 in the series. They simply just have to win one more game and Indiana has to win two more. Not to mention, winning three straight games in a row — trailed 3-1 in the series before Game 5 — is a very tough thing to do. Good luck with that, Indiana.
Miami also has the best player in the world (LeBron James) and Dwyane Wade has had a pretty good outing so far in the playoffs.
The Pacers did a heck of a job of containing James to just seven points, but that is not going to happen again. Knowing LeBron, he will drop 40 in Game 6, which will lead to the Heat advancing to yet another NBA Finals.
If Indiana does in fact win the next contest and forces a Game 7, then Miami may want to think about pushing the panic button, but that has not happened yet.
The momentum may have shifted in the Pacers’ favor, but Miami is the team leading the series, the team that has been in very similar situations before and the team that has won two straight NBA titles.
Just think of it this way: Paul George scored 37, LeBron seven and Miami still only lost by three.
Although I am sure so many fans are rooting against Miami, the Heat are the best team in the league and their fans have no reason to panic.