Pacers try to finish off Wizards in Game 5

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“We can’t relax. I don’t know what the statistics are, but we don’t want to be one of those (teams that blows a 3-1 lead),” he said. “So we’ve got to go out there and play our best game back home. They’re going to give it their all again and hopefully we’ll be ready.”

Indiana’s biggest question might be fatigue. Four of their five starters played at least 39 minutes in Game 4 including George, who logged 46 minutes.

That’s one reason Vogel gave his players Monday off - even with a potentially deciding game looming Tuesday. But after all they’ve been through, Vogel figures his players have earned it.

“It’s been in the back of my mind, but these guys have played in the high 30’s and in the 40’s before,” Vogel said. “I think they’ll be OK. I think if our guys were all playing 28 or 30 minutes we could probably work in some more practice.”

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