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
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.
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
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