It took bonus basketball, but Miami extended their home win streak to 12 against the Indiana Pacers tonight.
After scoring 22 in the first half, Dwyane Wade was held to three in the second before sinking an off balance 21 footer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime for the win. Miami had trailed by five, 91-86 with two minutes to play in the extra frame before reeling off seven unanswered points for the victory.
Indiana had led by as many as 14 points in the first half before Miami slowly made a game out of it, despite turning the ball over 20 times and only hitting three-of-13 three-point shots. LeBron James was held to six points in the first half before finishing with 27, including five in a crucial 19-second span with less than a minute to play in regulation. He also grabbed eight rebounds along with four assists and four steals.
Udonis Haslem pitched in with 11 boards, while Chris Bosh supplimented Miami’s scoring with 13 points.
Danny Granger led the Pacers with 19 points and seven rebounds in the loss. David West scored 15 with 10 rebounds in suppport.