Ray Allen declared a state of emergency for the Miami Heat Thursday morning.
But don’t mistake that for panic.
“Tomorrow is our Game 7. Together between our energy & the fans’ energy, our homecourt advantage will make a difference,” Allen said via the Heat’s Twitter account.
The Heat dropped Game 5 in Indiana, and losing Game 6 would put the ball back in Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a Game 7.
The Heat don’t need that. LeBron James sat on the bench and watched as the Pacers stole Game 6 away from Miami, who led by as much as nine points in the third quarter. James was limited to seven points in just 24 minutes.
One would assume that James won’t fall into rare foul trouble like he did Wednesday night. As long as he is out there, the Heat should close out the series at AmericanAirlines Arena Friday.