Inside the Game: Heat 113, Pacers 83 100119
Player of the Game
Produced his third double-double of the season with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and 10 rebounds.
Heat 38, Pacers 36
Heat 14, Pacers 10
Pacers 18, Heat 11
Points off turnovers:
Heat 21, Pacers 12
Heat 76, Pacers 53
Heat 37, Pacers 30
Stat of the Night
END RESULTThe only good news for the Pacers on this night was the fact they only have to face Miami one more time this season and not for more than two months. Suffering their third straight double-digit loss to the Heat, and second in a row by at least 30 points, the Pacers trailed wire-to-wire and were routed 113-83 Tuesday night before 14,986 in American Airlines Arena. Dwyane Wade scored 32 points in 31 minutes to lead the Heat. Brandon Rush scored 17 with 10 rebounds for the Pacers.
IMPACTThe Pacers dropped their second in a row to fall to 14-27 overall, 4-17 on the road. In three losses to Miami this season, they've averaged 82.3 points, shot .347 overall including .239 from the 3-point line and have been outscored by 77 points. Miami improved to 21-19 but a modest 12-10 at home.
KEY MOMENTSThe only quarter with any sign of competitive spirit from the Pacers was the first, and only half of that. Miami jumped out to a 9-0 lead but the Pacers countered with a 15-8 run to cut the deficit to 17-15. Wade then took over, scoring 12 – including the first seven in a row – in a 23-4 run that pushed to the lead to 40-19 early in the second. The Pacers trailed by 19 at the half and trailed by at least 20 the entire second half.
BY THE NUMBERSThe Pacers shot .365 overall and were 7-of-26 from the 3-point line, with nearly as many turnovers (18) as assists (19). Brandon Rush scored 17 with 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season, making 7-of-9 shots. Dahntay Jones scored 13 off the bench with five assists and four rebounds. Roy Hibbert scored 12 and Troy Murphy had 11 points and 12 rebounds but shot 3-of-11. Danny Granger suffered another off night, scoring just eight points, snapping his streak of consecutive double-figures scoring games at 72. He shot 2-of-16 overall, 1-of-6 from the arc. The bench was outscored (37-30) for the first time in eight games and second in 18, while the starters were outscored (76-53) for the ninth straight game and 17th in 18.
Wade made 12-of-20, including 4-of-6 from the 3-point line, in racking up his 32 points. Michael Beasley scored 21 on 9-of-15 shooting, adding 10 rebounds. Jermaine O'Neal scored 10 with six rebounds and two blocks. The Heat shot .563 overall, including 10-of-17 (.588) from the 3-point line.