Led by Dwyane Wade’s season-high 32 points, LeBron James’ 24 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and three steals and timely three-point shooting, the Miami Heat rallied from a 15-point second deficit to defeat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 Wednesday night.
Paul George led the Pacers with 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals and David West added 23 points. After an 11-point first half, Lance Stephenson had jut two points in the second half.
With the Pacers leading by seven after West hit a 12-footer with 3:20 to go, the Heat went on a 10-0 run, capped by a Chris Bosh three that tied the game and a Ray Allen three that gave them a 95-92 lead. Two West free throws cut the lead to one and after Chris Anderson missed a jumper, the Pacers got the ball back. However, George Hill made a bad pass trying to get the ball to George and two Allen free throws pushed the lead back to three. George’s last second three wouldn’t go.
The Heat are now 19-6 while the Pacers are 20-5.