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LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Face Off Against The Pacers Friday

By now, Lance Stephenson’s list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James’ ear, interrupted a Miami Heat huddle and got caught flopping for the second time.

05/30/2014

The Miami Heat huddle during the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs on May 28, 2014 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN.  (Source: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Keeping Eyes On The Prize Despite Pacers Attempts To Distract

The Miami Heat returned to the practice court on Thursday, one day after they squandered a chance to eliminate the Indiana Pacers on their home floor and move on to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year.

05/29/2014

Lance Stephenson of the Indiana Pacers looks on during the game against the Miami Heat in Game Five of the East Conference Finals at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.   (Source: Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pacers’ Roy Hibbert, Lance Stephenson Fined By NBA For Flopping

The NBA announced on Thursday that Indiana Pacers’ Lance Stephenson and Roy Hibbert have been fined $10,000 and $5,000, respectively, for violating the NBA’s anti-flopping rules during Game 5 on the Eastern Conference Finals.

05/29/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 28: Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers goes to the basket against the Miami Heat during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Pacers Stay Alive With 93-90 Game 5 Win Over Heat

Paul George scored 31 of his 37 points in the second half Wednesday night and almost single-handedly kept the Indiana Pacers alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 93-90 victory over the Miami Heat.

05/29/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 26: Frank Vogel of the Indiana Pacers looks on against the Miami Heat during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 26, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

With Pacers Down 3-1, Vogel Wants Simple Approach

Frank Vogel stood with his back against a wall, seeming perfectly comfortable.

05/27/2014

MIAMI, FL - MAY 26: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat goes to the basket against the Indiana Pacers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 26, 2014 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Punish Pacers With 102-90 Win In Game 4

LeBron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points and the Miami Heat moved one win away from a return trip to the NBA Finals with a 102-90 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.

05/26/2014

MIAMI, FL - May 24: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat goes up for a shot against the Indiana Pacers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA playoffs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 24, 2014.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Andersen Inactive, Lewis Starts Game 4 For Heat

Heat forward Chris Andersen is inactive for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana with a bruised left thigh.

05/26/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Lance Stephenson #1 of the Indiana Pacers during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on May 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Look To Take Commanding Lead In Eastern Conference Finals

The Miami Heat will look to take a major step towards returning to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive year on Monday night when they host the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

05/26/2014

(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Pacers Seeking Breakthrough, Heat Aim To Improve

In the 2011 NBA Finals, LeBron James spent too much time for his liking talking about his purported rivalry with an easily excitable guard named Stevenson.

05/25/2014

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat handles the ball against Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA playoffs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 24, 2014. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Rally Late, Beat Pacers 99-87 In Game 3

Going back to last years Eastern Conference Finals the Heat and the Pacers had alternated wins every time they played, a 13-game stretch. Miami had won every single game at home so far in the 2014 Playoffs. Indiana had won five straight on the road. One way or another, something had to give.

05/24/2014

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