March 10, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) scores against the Indiana Pacers during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Dwyane Wade kept Miami within striking distance early, continuing his torrid scoring pace and tallying 22 first half points, but it was his late game heroics that shined once again.
The Pacers led 61-60 after 3 and came into this game 19-1 when going into the 4th quarter with the lead.
Eric Spoelstra started the 4th quarter with an adjustment, switching Lebron to the 2 guard spot, creating key matchup issues and subsequently forcing the Pacers into the penalty by the 10 minute mark.
Miami continued with the recipe of running the offense through Wade down the stretch, and he was sensational, scoring or assisting on 15 of the Heat's last 17 points in regulation.
Lebron James struggled with his shot throughout, but came up big in the 4th quarter, scoring 11 points , including the game tying 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to force overtime. He ended up with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 steals.
Chris Bosh was fairly quite on the night, but connected on a few key baskets in regulation and overtime, finishing with 13 points and 6 rebounds.
Miami struggled to start overtime, missing 3-4 free throws and found themselves down by 5 with 2 minutes to play. Miami fought back, lead by their Big 3, tying the game at 91 and leaving the stage ultimately set for Flash.
Dwyane Wade showed once again why he's one of the most clutch players in the game today, as he sank a contested jumper with .10 seconds remaining over Paul George. Flash finished with a game high 28 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists.
Following his unbelievable shot, Wade graced the fans with his oh so famous:
- Flash now has 3 game winners on the season
- Miami controlled the glass, outrebounding the Pacers 50-40
- The Big 3 were the only Heat players to score in double figures
- Danny Granger injured his right wrist in the 4th quarter
- Miami struggled from the perimeter again, and are now 3-23 from beyond the arc in their last 2 games
- Indiana came into tonight 2-0 in overtime games this season
- Lebron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 55 of Miami's total 93 points
- Miami held Indiana to 38% shooting for the game
- Pacers bench outscored Miami's bench 26-15
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