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None of the Heat players even took a step back before that dunk. Went from amused by Pacers today, to frustrated by them.
Ruling overturned. No goaltend. Jump ball. It's 86-81.
Ray Allen back in for Chalmers after that near turnover.
Wonder what he's thinking as Hibbert goes off http://t.co/kbpvkR1QN6
Ray Allen tonight: 0-4, 0 pts.
West just threw an extra elbow at Chalmers on his way back down the court. Wonder if league looks at it.
Miami has scored 47 since 1Q. Consistent themes in this building: Allen struggling, 3Q stagnation, frustrated by Hibbert's lack of fouls.
Here come the Cavs ...
Paul George was celebrating his three-pointer in Spoelstra's face instead of getting back on defense...
Game might have ended with Scola beating everyone -- with Bosh closest -- to that rebound.
LeBron just needs to keep going at Hibbert. If he doesn't get calls, they'll lose, but it's better than chucking Js.
Bosh coming back in for final 6:19. Heat finishing with Wade, Cole, Allen, LeBron and Bosh.
Rough, rough night for Ray Allen. Not the first he's had here with the Heat.
LeBron James has just 2 FTA. Not going to win many games vs. Indy's D without basket attacks.
Indiana has closed down that screen/roll with Andersen all night.
So does LeBron get a second-half break since this is not a statement game?
Short rest for LeBron. He's at scorer's table.
Ridiculous playmaking by Paul George right there. So improved.
LeBron on the court in his warmups screaming about a foul call on Norris Cole. Just one of 82, you know.
LeBron came close to getting a technical from the bench. Jumped out of his seat.
Indiana has another of its third quarters, leads Heat, 68-64 entering 4th. LeBron with 12/8/5, but Miami won't win w/ standstill Js.
Heat settling for jumpers, look fatigued after a lockdown first quarter.
Pacers 68, Heat 64 entering the 4Q. Big finish time.
Pacers 68, Heat 64 going into the fourth. Figure on 12 compelling minutes to follow.
Must be killing Udoinis Haslem not to be part of this.
Indiana sees Allen on George, and you know where it's going.
Miami has 12 points in the quarter.
Two more airballs, up to five.
Paul George with his first field goal of the game with 3:51 left in the 3Q. Pacers 62, Heat 57
Paul George's first field -- w/ 3:51 left in the third quarter -- gives Indiana a 62-57 lead. Miami's early, quick offense has disappeared.
And just like that, it's the Pacers by five.
MIami's help was quicker there on Hibbert. Once he gets position and starts extending elbow, it's over.
First lead for the Pacers, 58-57, comes with 6:12 left in the 3Q. This despite Paul George with just four pts and Indy with 17 TOs.
This -- third quarter -- is where Miami has tended to let games go in this building. Ball stops moving.
Hibbert might have only one rebound, but he's stepping up, now with 17 points.
Heat with five turnovers. Pacers with 17.
Pacers 17 turnovers, Heat 5.
Pacers already in the bonus the rest of the period, with 8:39 left in third.
Wade wanted a clear out on Hibbert. Miami's inability to close quarters coming back to bite now. Indiana down just 1.
Shane Battier has moved into the Udonis Haslem start-each-half-then-vanish role.
Biggest development of the first half here at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is Paul George's line: 0-4, 2 pts, 1 reb, 0 ast.
Of all the things I thought would happen in the first half, George scoring just 2 points with 5 turnovers wasn't one of them.
Heat 47, Pacers 40 at the half. LeBron with 10 pts. David West with 11 pts.
Miami takes 47-40 lead into the half. LeBron has dominated Paul George. Indiana's been dominant in third quarters this season, though.
Heat 47, Pacers 40 at half. Heat playing as if this is more than just one of 82, no matter the pregame sentiment.
The Heat are competing at peak level tonight. Which is going to make Saturday (Clev) and Monday (Utah) even more irritating to their fans.
Wade had been guarding George. LeBron switches back onto him.
You know that extra gear that we always talk about with the Heat? This is it.
Down 13 late in second period, with only 31 points, Pacers promoting "Beat the Heat" T-shirts still on sale at only $15. OK then.
Chris Bosh with two big possessions. MIami up 44-31.
Paul George yelling at the officials, and Chalmers & LeBron kept stepping in his path.
Birdman interacting with heckling fans as he sits down on the bench.
Fans heckling Andersen. Andersen going back at them.
Paul George at the line for his first points of the game. Heat 40, Pacers 31 3:54 2Q.
Paul George with chance for his first points, with 3:54 left in second quarter.
George to line with 3:54 left in second quarter . . . looking for his first point.
And then he flies in for dunk.
Birdman struggling big time in this one.
Two smalls, two bigs and LeBron for the Heat. Another new look.
It never ceases to amaze me how Wade gets so many defenders in the air on his mid-range pump fake.
Spoelstra goes to Bosh with Andersen, something he tested in Detroit.
Bosh about to enter. Not Andersen's best stint.
Pacers have two offensive rebounds off free throws and failed to capitalize both times.
Wade draws foul and chants of, "He's a flopper!"
LeBron working the officials from the bench. Meanwhile, Haslem appeared to be sipping coffee.
And Mario is back.
Chalmers to locker room, looks like bathroom break.
Maybe it's the breeze in here (there actually is one), but now up to three total airballs.
LeBron limited Paul George to 0 pts, 0 asts and 0 rbs in the first quarter.
Paul George's first quarter: 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists in 12 minutes. Heat applying the Jeremy Lin-plan clamps.
Watson beats the 1Q buzzer with a layup off Wade turnover. Miami leads 30-19. Hibbert has 9. Miami's ball movement excellent.
Heat 30, Pacers 19 after first. Remember, the Pacers' strength is their starting lineup. Now we'll see about the depth.
After sandbagging all day, the Heat leads the Pacers 30-19 after the first quarter. Heat shooting 57.1 percent.
LeBron to the bench during timeout. He's completely spent.
LeBron goes to bench, sucking wind a bit. Expended as much energy defensively as he did offensively.
Heat take 20-second timeout so LeBron can come out. He's gassed.
Miami playing loose. Indiana playing tight. Predictable considering the way they were approaching this game.
LeBron sucking wind pretty hard right now with 1:40 left in the 1Q. He's playing hard for a game that's not a rivalry. He has eight points.
Birdman on Hibbert, he struggled with this head-to-head matchup in playoffs.
Chris Andersen getting some boos. He missed Miami's last game here, due to suspension.
Rashard continuing to show he belongs.
Reminded of this Shane Battier quote: "I love Luis Scola, but he’s the most egregious flopper on the offensive end."
Miami's ball movement is as good as it's been in a while. Touching four or five hands on most possessions. Getting to secondary action.
Chalmers, with two fouls, walks to the bench during the timeout and kicks a towel in disgust.
Second foul on Chalmers with 2:30 left in first quarter.
Chalmers already with 7. But limping slightly after committing that foul.
Nerves? George Hill just airballed a free throw, actually barely hitting the net.
George Hill just air balled a free throw. That was odd.
Ray Allen with the Heat's third missed layup of the first quarter. Everyone, say something smart about "verticality."
Rashard Lewis to the scorer's table. Will enter the game with Scola.
Bosh can have that shot whenever he wants it. Hibbert not even feigning a step out.
Next Wednesday in Miami, the looks will be different. We should see a lot of Beasley & Granger guarding each other off respective benches.
Miami up 13-11. In light of some of the Heat's starts this season, and efficiency of Indiana's starters, they'll take it.