Indiana Pacers 26, Miami Heat 17, End 1st

Dwyane Wade started out hot, hitting his first four attempts on his way to 10 first quarter points, but Indiana leads after one after all five starters got on the scoresheet in a balanced attack in South Beach.

Indiana leads after one mostly due to sharp three point shooting, hitting three-of-five in the first 12 minutes to a zero-for-four performance from Miami.

Paul George and Darren Collison each have seven to lead the Pacers attack. LeBron James and Chris Bosh have each been held to only two points on a combined two-of-nine effort as Miami looks to climb back into things in the second quarter. Dexter Pittman was the only other Miami player to get on the scoreboard, with three.

Recent history is on Miami’s side, the Heat have won both meetings this season against the Pacers, most recently on the tired end of a back-to-back-to-back effort this past Valentine’s day, 105-90. The Pacers lead the all-time series, 50 wins to 36 for the Heat.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Tampa Bay

You must be a member of SB Nation Tampa Bay to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Tampa Bay. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.