The Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat in a close one, 90-84. Indiana (19-3) has now won eight of their last 10 games.
Roy Hibbert put up 24 points on 10-15 shooting from the field and 4-6 from the free throw line. Indiana also got solid performances from David West with 17 points and 9 rebounds, and Lance Stephenson with 12 points and 6 rebounds. On 6-14 shooting from the field and 5-6 from the free throw line, Dwyane Wade put up 17 points for Miami in the loss. Dwyane Wade contributed 17 points and 6 rebounds.
In a matchup of strength versus strength, the Heat offense did not have its best game, struggling to make shots against a Pacers defense that ranks best in the NBA at forcing misses (44.4% opponents' eFG%). Despite finishing with an eFG% of 45.5% in this game, they rank first in the NBA in that metric at 55.9% this season.
Coming up, the Pacers battle the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 10-11 on the season. The Heat match up with the Cleveland Cavaliers, currently sitting at 8-13 this year. The Pacers are 1-0 versus Charlotte this season. The Heat have a 1-0 record against Cleveland this season.