Heat edge out Pacers to win 6th straight

INDIANAPOLIS( AP) — Goran Dragic composed 20 stations and Wayne Ellington attained the decided 3-pointer with 23.2 seconds left Wednesday night, helping Miami fend off Indiana’s belatedly push for a 114 -1 06 victory.

It’s the sixth straight winning for the Heat. Miami likewise intention a 10 -game road losing flash against the Pacers.

Victor Oladipo scored 26 tops and Lance Stephenson equipped a late elevate of energy that nearly allowed Indiana to kill a 10 -point deficit in the final 9:57. Stephenson wound up with 15 objects, eight backlashes and four assists.

But when Ellington’s 3 rebounded in rather than wheeling off the rim as it appeared it would, Indiana’s comeback hopes were over. Ellington was one of three Miami players with 15 points.

Hassan Whiteside had 16 stations and 15 comebacks to cure click the Pacers’ two-game winning streak.

It sure wasn’t easy with an eight-man gyration and the Heat playing on the road for the second largest time in two nights. Fatigue never genuinely became a factor, though.

The Heat dominated early, led by doubled digits most of the night and finished video games on a 12 -5 spate after Indiana had closed to 102 -1 01.

Miami conducted 38 -2 6 after the first fourth and extended the margin to as much as 15 before Indiana got within 58 -4 7 at the half.

The Pacers accused back in the third part by tallying 11 straight drawn attention to make it 65 -6 3 and even had a chance to hold it, or take the lead, until Al Jefferson was called for an offensive foul with 2:37 left.

The Heat campaigned back to make it 84 -7 8 after three and attained it 90 -8 0 on Bam Adebayo’s basket early in the fourth.

That’s when the Pacers made it on.

They orchestrated six straight to section fiscal deficits to 92 -8 9 and then utilized another 6-0 spate to eventually bind it at 97 on Stephenson’s 18 -footer with 5:08 to go.

Miami broke the tie on Tyler Johnson’s 3 and attracted apart in the final 2 minutes to hold on.


Heat: Adebayo and Johnson each had 15 spots. Dragic wound up with nine assists. … Miami has earned 13 consecutive sports in January, dating to last-place season. It’s the longest active blotch in the organization . … The home squad had triumphed 18 of the previous 20 regular-season competitions . … James Johnson missed the game while serving a one-game exclusion for throwing punches in Tuesday night’s win at Toronto. Four actors sat out with injuries.

Pacers: Missed their first 10 3s and wound up 1 of eighteen from beyond the arc. … Indiana also went 19 of 29 from the free-throw line. … Oladipo likewise had seven backlashes and four encourages . … Domantas Sabonis had 18 degrees and seven comebacks after ousting Myles Turner in the starting lineup. … Turner is expected to miss at least two activities with an injured right elbow.


Heat: Return home to face Milwaukee on Sunday.

Pacers: Are endeavouring their third straight acquire against Cleveland this season when the Cavaliers come to municipality Friday.

Miami Heat 114, Indiana Pacers 106

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