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.