May 20, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers shooting guard George Hill (3) and Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) watch a free throw in game four of the Eastern Conference semifinals of the 2012 NBA playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Miami defeated Indiana 101-93. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Heat win over the Indiana Pacers in Game 4 on Sunday afternoon ensured a Game 6 between the two teams on Thursday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Television concerns set the schedule as they juggle the various scenarios, stars and times.
The Pacers recently tweeted the news that Game 4 will be played at 8:00 p.m. ET on Thursday night.
So the NBA and TNT have Game 6 all figured out but they still aren't sure when Game 5 on Tuesday will tip off from Miami. The tip time for Game 5 depends on how the San Antonio Spurs do against the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night. If the Spurs win, the game will tip at 8:00 p.m. ET. If the Clippers win then the tip time will be at 7:00 p.m. ET to account for a double-header.