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Where: Game 3 – Verizon Center, Washington.
When: Saturday May 10, 01:00 BST
The Indiana Pacers bounced back in Game 2 to level this series with the Washington Wizards, now they switch to the capital with everything to play for.
After being heavily criticised for his performance in the first encounter, Pacers center Roy Hibbert bounced back in a big way with a season-high 28 points and nine rebounds in the 86-82 win on Tuesday.
It was a significant difference from registering zero points and zero rebounds in Game 1, and Wizards veteran guard Andre Miller believes that his desire to win rubbed off on his team-mates and inspired the whole building in getting the Pacers back on track.
Meanwhile, the Wizards struggled from beyond the arc, and that will be a key area in their ability to overcome the Eastern Conference top seed.
Washington made only 5 of 21 attempts on 3-pointers, while they only hit 5 of 12 free throws and did not have a single fast-break basket which suggests that coach Randy Wittman will need to restore the same offensive confidence and threat that has guided them to this point.
The Wizards coach conceded that he felt there was some desperation in a few plays from his players at times on Tuesday, and wants them to react and play to the level that they are capable of moving forward in order to have a chance of advancing to the Eastern Conference finals.
Meanwhile, his opposite number Frank Vogel will want to see the same intensity from Hibbert to dominate proceedings inside, while the likes of Paul George and Lance Stephenson will need to compliment the ever-reliable David West.