Pacers end with a flourish, run previous Warmth 110-102



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10 Nov 2018, 10:05 IST
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MIAMI (AP) — Profitable on the street is meant to be the robust half.

Not so for these Indiana Pacers.

Victor Oladipo had 22 factors and 10 assists, Bojan Bogdanovic put Indiana forward to remain on a 3-pointer with just below a minute remaining and the Pacers beat the Miami Warmth 110-102 on Friday evening for his or her fifth consecutive street victory.

Indiana closed on a 16-2 run, the final 12 of these unanswered.

“They got here to play,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan stated. “I advised them, ‘Let’s simply ball,’ and I believed they balled tonight.”

Domantas Sabonis and Darren Collison every scored 17 for Indiana and Bogdanovic completed with 16 for the Pacers, who had been coming off two dwelling losses. Sabonis completed with 11 rebounds for the Pacers.

Indiana held Miami to 37 % capturing within the second half.

“Protection, no query about it,” Oladipo stated. “Nothing else.”

Kelly Olynyk led the Warmth with 20 factors, however missed many of the fourth quarter with an damage. Josh Richardson scored 18, Tyler Johnson had 15 and Hassan Whiteside ended up with 11 factors and 20 rebounds for Miami.

The Warmth had been once more with out Dwyane Wade, who’s excused whereas he and spouse Gabrielle Union-Wade proceed celebrating the beginning earlier this week of their daughter. Warmth coach Erik Spoelstra is looking Wade’s absence day-to-day, although stated the crew will give him as a lot time as he needs and desires.

“I’ve seen us execute significantly better,” Spoelstra stated. “However you do should credit score Indiana.”

Olynyk left early within the fourth holding his midsection. Olynyk was kneed by Indiana’s Tyreke Evans across the ribs, and remained down for a pair minutes earlier than going to the locker room. It was a part of a tough evening for Olynyk — he took an elbow within the face from Indiana’s Thaddeus Younger late within the first half.

Younger was ejected for the Flagrant-2 foul. Evans was known as for an offensive foul on the play that knocked Olynyk from the sport for many of the fourth; he returned within the last seconds.

Miami led by 11 early and held a six-point lead with 3:50 left, then went chilly — capturing 1 for Eight with 4 turnovers the remainder of the way in which. Bogdanovic’s 3-pointer from the highest of the important thing was the 12th and last lead change of the evening, and capped the Pacers’ rally from what had been as a lot as an 11-point deficit.

“That was Pacer basketball,” McMillan stated. “I believed defensively we obtained after it, particularly that second half.”

Miami debuted its “Vice” courtroom and uniforms, the black, fuchsia and lightweight blue colour scheme designed as nod to town within the 1980s and the crew’s authentic dwelling — Miami Enviornment.


Pacers: Indiana is 8-Zero when scoring 102 or extra factors; 0-5 when scoring 101 or much less. … Oladipo, who tweaked a knee Wednesday in a house loss to Philadelphia, shot 9 for 22. … The Pacers turned 24 Warmth turnovers into 29 factors.

Warmth: Whiteside is the second participant in Warmth historical past with two straight 20-rebound video games. Rony Seikaly is the opposite, and he pulled the feat off 4 occasions. … Miami was with out Goran Dragic (proper knee irritation), who might attempt to play Saturday. … Miami’s first field-goal try got here 3:37 into the sport — its first six possessions led to both turnovers or journeys to the foul line.


The groups had been terrible from the road: Miami was 16 for 27, barely outpacing Indiana’s 17 for 29 effort. It was a wierd capturing evening throughout for the Warmth; they shot 59 % from the foul line, 52 % (14-27) from 3-point vary and 42 % (22-53) from 2-point land.


The sport began the 20th home-home back-to-back in Warmth historical past, and solely the second because the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. Within the earlier 19, the Warmth went 2-Zero six occasions, 0-2 4 occasions, and 1-1 within the different 9 situations.


The groups play once more subsequent Friday in Indianapolis. Miami has three video games earlier than then; Indiana has just one.


Pacers: Go to Houston on Sunday.

Warmth: Host Washington on Saturday.

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