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Heat, Pacers readying for Game 6 of East finals

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MIAMI (AP) — When the Miami Heat get home from a road game at 3:30 a.m., they typically get the entirety of the following day off.

These are not typical times.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra summoned his team onto the practice court Thursday afternoon, not so much looking to tune up for Friday’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers but rather to get rid of any lingering frustration that might have been there.

The Heat still lead the series 3-2 after losing 93-90 at Indianapolis on Wednesday night.

Game 5 was bizarre: LeBron James had seven points and was in foul trouble all night, Lance Stephenson walked into a Heat huddle and blew into James’ ear, and Stephenson and fellow Pacer Roy Hibbert both earned fines for flopping.


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