12/10 20:51 CST Pacers rally in 2nd half to beat Heat, 90-84
Pacers rally in 2nd half to beat Heat, 90-84
By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Roy Hibbert scored 24 points and Paul George had 15 of his
17 points during a second-half rally to lead the Pacers past Miami 90-84
Tuesday night in a matchup of the Eastern Conference's top two teams.
Indiana improved its league-best record to 19-3 and extended its lead to three
full games by beating Miami at home for the fourth straight time.
LeBron James led the Heat with 17 points, 14 rebounds and six assists but had
only three baskets and nine points over the final 36 minutes. Miami has now
lost three of five.
The Heat led by 13 in the first half and didn't trail until Hibbert completed a
three-point play with 6:12 left in the third quarter to put the Pacers ahead
58-57. But with George heating up, Hibbert dominating the middle and Indiana's
bench playing solid, Miami couldn't tie it or take the lead again.