Final

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 3)

Series starts 1/5

Game 1: Monday, January 5th
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Heat65
Game 2: Sunday, February 8th
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Game 3: Sunday, March 28th
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Pacers87

Heat 91

(21-31, 7-22 away)

Pacers 97

(38-14, 21-5 home)

    2:30 PM ET, February 8, 2004

    Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

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    MIA 23 23 18 2791
    IND 27 23 20 2797

    Top Performers

    Miami: L. Odom 25 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl, 4 Blk

    Indiana: J. O'Neal 22 Pts, 13 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Miller hits 5-of-5 3-pointers

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jermaine O'Neal scored 22 points and Reggie Miller had 15, all on 3-pointers, to help the Indiana Pacers hold off the Miami Heat 97-91 Sunday.

    Miller, shut out from the field at Toronto on Friday, hit all five of his 3-point attempts against the Heat, the last with under two minutes to go for a 90-82 lead. The Pacers scored their final seven points on free throws, five by Anthony Johnson.

    Indiana led by as many as 10 in the first half before Lamar Odom rallied Miami in the third quarter. Odom, who had 25 points, hit a 3-pointer that tied the game at 62. Dwyane Wade's two free throws gave the Heat the lead for the last time at 64-62.

    The Pacers -- playing their second unit -- scored the last eight points of the third quarter and completed a 15-0 run with the first seven of the final period for a 77-64 lead. Odom then hit two free throws, the first points for the Heat in six minutes, to start their final comeback.

    Another free throw by Odom made it 83-81 with just over three minutes to go, but Ron Artest and O'Neal scored for the Pacers and Miller hit his fifth 3-pointer after one of two free throws by Wade.

    Artest, who had 20 points despite 4-of-20 shooting from the field, hit two free throws and Johnson finished off the Heat with four straight free throws in the final 38 seconds.

    Eddie Jones added 21 points and Wade had 15 for the Heat. Johnson was the top reserve for the Pacers with 13 points.

    Rafer Alston scored all 14 of his points in the first half to keep the Heat close after Indiana twice took leads of 10 points.

    Game notes


    The loss was Miami's 22nd on the road this season, matching Orlando for the most defeats away from home. ... The Pacers are 22-3 when Artest scores at least 20 points ... Miller was 0-3 from the field and had two FTs at Toronto on Friday. ... The Pacers were without Al Harrington, who did not play because of a bruised right shin. ... Odom has scored in double figures a career-high 26 straight games. ... Indiana has won 11 of its last 13 games against Miami, including all four games last year and the first two this season.

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