Player of the Game
TROY MURPHY
Racked up his 36th double-double of the season with 29 points (one short of his career high) and 15 rebounds.
Plus-Minus
Name Game Season
Dunleavy +2 -76
Ford DNP -173
Foster DNP -9
Granger -7 -42
Hansbrough DNP -56
Head DNP +1
Hibbert -16 +5
D. Jones DNP -251
S. Jones +3 -138
McRoberts +8 -63
Murphy -13 -291
Price +3 +16
Rush -10 -203
Watson -15 -128
Noteworthy
  • Tonight's loss is the Pacers' first overtime game of the season.
  • Dwyane Wade's 43 points tonight are the most ever scored by anyone on either team in the Heat-Pacers series.
  • The Pacers hit 10+ 3-pt FGS for the seventh time in the last nine games.
  • Tonight's loss ends the Pacers' two-game winning streak in Friday night games and they are now 7-11 in Friday games.
  • Including two in each of the last two games, Brandon Rush has rejected at least one shot in a season-high six straight games. His two tonight give him 61 blocked shots, second most on the team.
  • Dorell Wright's two 3-pt field goals tonight give him 50 on the season. He made just 12 3-pt FGS in his first five NBA seasons, and no more than five in any one campaign.
  • T.J. Ford (groin) missed his 11th straight game for the Pacers.
  • Jermaine O'Neal (hyperextended R knee) missed his third straight game for Miami.
  • Hustle Board
    Points in the paint:
    Heat 44, Pacers 32
    Second-chance points:
    Heat 18, Pacers 10
    Fast-break points:
    Heat 11, Pacers 2
    Points off turnovers:
    Pacers 16, Heat 14
    Starters scoring:
    Heat 75, Pacers 73
    Bench scoring:
    Heat 30, Pacers 23
    Stat of the Night
    Troy Murphy shot 12-of-17 from the field (.706). The rest of the Pacers combined to go 19-of-65 (.292). But Murphy got just field goal attempts in the final 17 minutes, none in overtime.
    Up Next
    The big Final Four weekend of basketball continues Sunday against the Houston Rockets (6 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana, 1070 The Fan).
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  • END RESULT
    Dwyane Wade worked so hard bringing Miami back, he wasn't about to let the effort go to waste. After scoring 18 in the third quarter to wipe out an 11-point Indiana lead, he scored eight in a row in overtime to lift the Heat to a 105-96 victory over the Pacers before 16,787 Friday in Conseco Fieldhouse.

    The Pacers' best chance to win turned out to be the final possession of regulation but they couldn't get a good look and Granger missed a closely guarded jumper as time expired. Granger missed his final six shots, including all four in overtime, as Miami pulled away in the extra period.

    IMPACT
    The Pacers had their eight-game home winning streak snapped, falling to 28-48 overall, 20-17 at the Fieldhouse. Surging down the stretch, Miami (42-34 overall, 20-18 on the road) has won seven in a row and 13 of 16 and swept the season series from the Pacers for the first time ever.

    QUOTEWORTHY
  • “The two threes were a dagger at the end. Wade showed why he’s one of the top three players in the league. We just didn’t have enough to stop them. He’s a superb clutch basketball player that single handedly won the game for them." – Jim O'Brien
  • "We got a pretty good look (at the end of regulation). I think he (Danny) was so concerned about making it the last shot." – O'Brien
  • “Very tough loss. We couldn’t get it done at the end when it really counted. They are a complete basketball team, very tough and efficient. In short, when they needed it Dwyane Wade took the game over and that was the end." – Murphy
  • “Hard-fought on both sides and we played as hard as we possibly could. We knew what Dwyane Wade could do. But when he felt it was time to take game over he did." – A.J. Price
  • "Give them credit. They are one of the hardest teams to guard. But in the second half we grinded it out and got key stops." – Miami coach Erik Spoelstra
  • “This is a tough team to guard. You have to have your thinking cap on. They fight the whole game. We made the plays at the end to win it." – Wade
  • "We didn’t want it to be one of those games we regret. Coming out in the third quarter, I just wanted to put it on my shoulders and make sure I attacked. This is winning time right now." – Wade

    KEY MOMENTS
    The difference between the teams in the first half was provided by Murphy, who had 20 points and 11 boards by intermission. He scored seven in a row late in the half as the Pacers opened a 47-34 advantage, their biggest of the game, and the lead was 49-39 at the break.

    Relatively quiet in the first half, Wade took over in the third quarter, scoring 10 points in an 18-5 run that gave Miami a 61-59 lead. The Pacers trailed 73-67 early in the fourth when Granger sparked a 10-2 run with consecutive buckets, then Mike Dunleavy hit a 3-pointer and A.J. Price converted a three-point play as the Pacers regained the lead, 77-75.

    Price scored five in a six-point run that put the Pacers up 83-81 with 5:49 left but Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer to give Miami the lead right back. The only score of the final two minutes by either team came when Earl Watson caught the Heat defense napping and drove the length for a layup that tied it at 89-all with 49 seconds left.

    Granger opened the overtime period with a pair of free throws for a 91-89 lead but Miami scored on its final seven possessions while the Pacers went cold, missing six of eight shots. Consecutive 3-pointers by Wade broke it open 101-93 with 1:17 remaining.

    BY THE NUMBERS
    Murphy shot 12-of-17 overall, 3-of-6 from the 3-point line and pulled 15 rebounds, adding two assists for his 29 points. Granger scored 25 but shot 6-of-22 overall, 1-of-8 from the 3-point line, and committed five turnovers. He was 12-of-14 from the free-throw line. Price scored 13 off the bench, eight in the fourth quarter. Brandon Rush scored 10 with four rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. The Pacers shot .378 overall, 10-of-27 from the 3-point line and were outrebounded 52-38.

    Wade shot 14-of-22 from the field and 13-of-17 from the line, adding nine rebounds, six assists, three steals, three blocks and five turnovers. Michael Beasley scored 12 with seven rebounds but shot 6-of-17. Wright scored 11 with seven rebounds and Mario Chalmers had 10 points, three assists and three steals off the bench. Miami shot .452 but subtracting Wade from the equation left a .387 mark.



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