MIAMI, May 10 (Ticker) -- Something had to give, and it was the Indiana Pacers' 11-game winning streak.

Rookie Dwyane Wade scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Miami Heat posted a 94-87 victory over the Pacers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

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Miami posted its 17th straight home win and cut its deficit in the best-of-seven series to 2-1. It was one of two major streaks on the line, but Wade's play triggered a key late run that helped the fourth-seeded Heat preserve theirs.

"I've always felt that my strength is taking the ball inside and getting into the lane," Wade said. "I'm confident that I can get past the first guy."

The top-seeded Pacers took advantage of numerous trips to the line to rally from a nine-point second-half deficit, forging a 72-72 deadlock with 5:47 remaining on a free throw by Al Harrington.

Wade answered with a jumper that gave Miami the lead for good and Ron Artest, struggling through a rough shooting night, misfired on the other end for Indiana. On the next possession, Wade cut to the basket, took a feed from Lamar Odom and dunked over Jermaine O'Neal for a 76-72 advantage with 4:46 to go.

"We're confident in what we can do," said Wade, who is averaging 16.6 points in the postseason. "This is a bunch of guys who don't quit. No matter the score, we're going to keep fighting. We've done it all year. It's what got us from an 0-7 start to where we are now."

"Dwyane made some good plays in the clutch to get us over the hump," Odom said.

Indiana struggled offensively in the final period, missing 12 of its first 13 shots. Although O'Neal scored 10 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Artest was not himself throughout and netted 14 points on 4-of-18 shooting.

"I just wasn't getting it done," Artest said. "I was taking a lot of bad shots, and that's not my game."

Odom shook off early foul trouble to score 16 points and Caron Butler and Eddie Jones each chipped in 12. Reserve Malik Allen netted 13 points, including 10 on 5-of-5 shooting in the second quarter to give Miami a boost after Indiana got off to a solid start.

"Here's a guy who has been No. 9 in our rotation and he comes in and gives us this tonight," Miami coach Stan Van Gundy said of Allen. "He was ready and willing to step up when called on. We have a locker room of guys like that."

The Heat made 20-of-26 foul shots in the fourth quarter and Butler was 8-of-8 in the final 4 1/2 minutes to help seal the win. Brian Grant grabbed a playoff career-high 16 rebounds as Miami held a 43-35 edge on the glass.

"As a team, we have to go to the boards and be more aggressive," O'Neal said. "When things aren't going well, it's like a virus almost and it's tough to overcome."

Game Four is Wednesday in Miami.