INDIANAPOLIS( AP) — Goran Dragic orchestrated 20 parts and Wayne Ellington constructed the decide 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 win for the Heat. Miami also intent a 10 -game road losing streak against the Pacers.
Victor Oladipo tallied 26 qualities and Lance Stephenson required a late improve of energy that nearly allowed Indiana to delete a 10 -point deficit in the final 9:57. Stephenson wound up with 15 places, eight comebacks and four assists.
But when Ellington’s 3 bounced in rather than wheeling off the boundary 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 parts and 15 backlashes to facilitate click the Pacers’ two-game earning 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 truly became a factor, though.
The Heat predominated early, led by doubled digits most of the darknes and finished the game on a 12 -5 spurt after Indiana had closed to 102 -1 01.
Miami resulted 38 -2 6 after the first part and extended the boundary to as much as 15 before Indiana got within 58 -4 7 at the half.
The Pacers charged back in the third part by orchestrating 11 straight points to make it 65 -6 3 and even had the opportunity to confine it, or to play a leading role, until Al Jefferson was called for an offensive fouled with 2:37 left.
The Heat fought back to make it 84 -7 8 after three and procreated it 90 -8 0 on Bam Adebayo’s basket early in the fourth.
That’s when the Pacers swerved it on.
They orchestrated six straight to chip fiscal deficits to 92 -8 9 and then squandered another 6-0 spurt to ultimately tie it at 97 on Stephenson’s 18 -footer with 5:08 to go.
Miami broke the tie on Tyler Johnson’s 3 and plucked away in the final 2 minutes to hold on.
Heat: Adebayo and Johnson each had 15 extents. Dragic wound up with nine assists. … Miami has prevailed 13 consecutive tournaments in January, dating to last-place season. It’s the longest active streak in the league . … The residence unit had prevailed 18 of the previous 20 regular-season recreations . … James Johnson missed the game while serving a one-game adjournment for shedding swipes in Tuesday night’s acquire at Toronto. Four musicians sat out with injuries.
Pacers: Missed their first 10 3s and wound up 1 of 18 from beyond the arc. … Indiana also went 19 of 29 from the free-throw line. … Oladipo too had seven backlashes and four assists . … Domantas Sabonis had 18 stages and seven backlashes after supplanting Myles Turner in the starting lineup. … Turner is expected to miss at the least two recreations with an disabled right elbow.
Heat: Return home to face Milwaukee on Sunday.
Pacers: Are seeking their third straight earn against Cleveland this season when the Cavaliers come to township Friday.