The Heat were missing All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo but still had enough to hand Pacers fourth straight loss
Miami's 20-point, fourth-quarter lead was insurmountable. "I really loved the last five minutes of the game," Indiana coach Rick Carlisle said. "The level of physical competitiveness was really high, and I just think we're capable of more at the beginning of games."
The Miami Heat were coming off back-to-back losses and missing four regulars including their leading scorer, so Kyle Lowry sensed a need to score more. "I haven't been scoring as much this year as I can, but this was one of those games where you just go out there and play a little more aggressive, a little more assertive and everything else will fall into place," Lowry said.