It will be the seventh and deciding game of the Eastern Conference finals when the Indiana Pacers travel and take the court to battle the Miami Heat in a pro basketball game on Monday night. This Pacers and Heat will tip of Game 7 from Miami at 8:30PM Eastern Time with the drama and excitement televised by TNT TV.
The Game 7 NBA playoff betting odds have the home team Miami Heat favored by -7 points with an over under line of 181 points. There has been no line movement since the odds were released a few hours ago right after game six reached its conclusion.
The Indiana Pacers force a game seven in the Eastern conference playoffs after a game six 91-77 home victory against the Miami Heat as a +3 point underdog. The game ended under 183 ½ points.
Indiana broke the game opened with a huge third quarter performance by outscoring Miami by a 29-15 margin. The Pacers shot 50% for the game and connected on 6 of 11 shots from three point distance. They got to the free throw line 18 times and made 11 shots. It was another dominating performance by the Pacers on the glass as they embarrassed the Heat by a 53-33 margin. Paul George led the Pacers in scoring with 28 points and eight rebounds on 11 of 19 shooting. Roy Hibbert came up with another solid performance with 24 points along with 11 boards as he made 11 of his 20 shots. Indiana had 44 points in the paint in game six and the Heat could only find 22 points inside the paint. Good shooting by Indiana and bad shooting and rebounding by Miami allowed the Pacers to get away with 21 turnovers. The Pacers sports the best field goal and three point shooting defense in basketball by allowing 42% shooting from the floor and 32.7% from three point distance.
The 77 points matched a season low in points this season for the Miami Heat. Indiana held Miami to 77 point in a regular season game played at Indiana on January 8th. Miami shot just 36.1% from the floor in game six and made 10 of 18 from three. They got to the free throw line 19 times and sank 15 shots. The Heat failed to capitalize on committing seven less turnovers. LeBron James led the Heat with 29 points and six assists on 10 of 21 shooting. The Big 3 was the Only 1 in game six as Lebron James did all the heavy lifting. It was another bad performance by Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as they combine for 4 of 19 from the field and 15 points. Bosh had just four rebounds. They got away with bad performances in Miami in game five but could not in game six. The Heat is 2-1 versus Indiana at home in this series with the Pacers winning game two 97-93. Game one in Miami went overtime with the Heat winning 103-102. The Heat is the top shooting team in basketball as they connect on 49.6% from the floor. They are the second best team from three by connecting on 39.6% from beyond the arc.