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The Indiana Pacers will go on the road to face the Washington Wizards in Game 6 of their NBA 2014 Playoffs series. The Pacers had looked to be cruising into the Conference Finals, but the Wizards have comeback magnificently, and now if they can win in front of their home fans at the Verizon Center in Washington DC, then they could make this series go down to a winner takes all Game 7. The game tonight starts at 8 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the ESPN network or online through free live stream (details below).
The Wizards had gone into Game 5 knowing a loss would see them eliminated. They looked to work hard to avoid a third quarter slump - something that has plagued them in recent games.
However, not only did they avoid a slump, they completely wiped the floor with the Pacers to bring themselves into Game 6 with some real hope of taking this series all the way.
The Wizards shocked many by winning Game 5 by a score of 102-79. But more than that, they managed to overpower the Pacers with a 62-23 rebounding advantage, which is in fact the largest margin in NBA postseason since 1960.
The manner of the loss in Game 5 will be a huge concern for the Pacers who will now come into Game 6 with a very real prospect of allowing a big lead to slip in this series and throwing it all away.
The way in which they lost will have been demoralizing, but they must recover right away today and get the basics right. They must not allow a repeat or they will be the ones facing elimination in Game 7, with the momentum entirely with the Wizards.
The Indiana Pacers will play the Washington Wizards in Game 6, with the game starting at 8 p.m. ET, and the game being available to watch on TV on the ESPN network. The game can also be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.