Winner Of NBA Game 5's Almost Always Win The Series

When an NBA playoff series is knotted at 2-2, goes on to win 83 percent of the time. Tuesday night, with the series tied 2-2, the Miami Heat host the Indiana Pacers, in a pivotal Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal match up.

The winner of Game 5, when an NBA playoff series is knotted at 2-2, goes on to win 83 percent of the time.

The Heat were down 2-1, with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade struggling to deal with the physical nature of the Pacers. But, the tandem came through in a big way during Game 4, as James scored 40 points, with Wade totaling 30.

Going into Tuesday, the Pacers have a 6-4 all-time advantage in the playoffs versus the Heat.

These teams met one previous time in the postseason, back in 2004, with the Pacers winning the series in six games.