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Miami at Indiana

Wade pours in 43, lifts Heat past Pacers in overtime

CBSSports.com wire reports
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INDIANAPOLIS -- The longer the game went, the more Dwyane Wade knew he would have to do to help the Miami Heat win it.

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Wade scored 43 points, including eight in overtime, to lead the Heat to their sixth straight victory, 105-96 over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

"I had the whole repertoire working," Wade said. "I enjoy passing the ball, having high assists. But it seems now and then, I need to show what I can do when my team needs me."

He hit 14 of 22 field goals, including 2 of 3 3-pointers, and converted 13 of 17 free throws. His effort was just one shy of his season high on Jan. 6 at home against Boston. He also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out six assists in 44 minutes.

Wade hit back-to-back 3-pointers to lift the Heat to a 101-93 lead with 1:17 left in overtime.

"Those two 3s were a dagger at the end," Pacers coach Jim O'Brien said. "Wade showed us why he's one of the top three players in the league. He's a superb clutch basketball player that single-handedly won the game for them."

Michael Beasley added 12 points, Dorell Wright 11 and Mario Chalmers 10 for Miami, which has won five straight on the road.

Troy Murphy had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and Danny Granger scored 25 for Indiana. Solomon Jones added 13 and Brandon Rush 10.

Miami snapped the Pacers' eight-game home winning streak and completed its first sweep in the 22-year history of the series.

"We couldn't get it done at the end when it really counted," Murphy said. "When they needed it, Dwyane Wade took the game over, and that was the end."

After Wade fell while trying to dribble around one of the Pacers, Indiana took the ball with 26 seconds remaining in regulation. Granger missed an off-balance, 19-footer that left the score tied at 89.

Murphy had a double-double by the half, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. The Heat adjusted defensively, limiting him to nine points the rest of the way on 4-of-5 shooting. Murphy had just four rebounds in the second half.

"They are one of the hardest teams to guard," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "But in the second half, we grinded it out and got key stops."

Wade and his teammates were able to match every run the Pacers made.

With his team trailing 58-54, Wade scored 14 of the Heat's last 16 points of the third quarter, and they regained the lead at 70-67.

Wade came up big again late in the fourth quarter, driving the baseline, dishing off to Udonis Haslem for a layup and hitting a free throw to put the Heat up 89-87 with 2:08 left in regulation.

Spoelstra credited Wade for making the difference, saying, "We never got a great offensive flow, and he sensed that. He has a gift to attack and score."

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Dwyane Wade finishes with 43 points, nine rebounds and six assists to rally the Heat.  (Getty Images)
Dwyane Wade finishes with 43 points, nine rebounds and six assists to rally the Heat. (Getty Images)

Scoreboard
Miami (42-34) «2316311916105
Indiana (28-48) 22271822796
MIA:D. Wade 43 Pts
MIA:U. Haslem 11 Reb
MIA:D. Wade 6 Ast
IND:T. Murphy 29 Pts
IND:T. Murphy 15 Reb
IND:E. Watson 5 Ast
Players of the Game
IndianaMiami

T. Murphy

D. Wade
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
291524396
Miami
D. Wade, SG4414-2213-1796143
J. Anthony, C403-42-28018
M. Beasley, PF306-170-272412
C. Arroyo, PG272-91-14115
Q. Richardson, SG253-70-02037
M. Chalmers, PG354-110-143410
U. Haslem, PF342-75-611039
D. Wright, SG284-71-170311
J. Magloire, C30-00-00000
D. Cook, SGDid Not Play
J. Jones, SFDid Not Play
Y. Diawara, SFDid Not Play
J. O'Neal, CDid Not Play
K. Hasbrouck, PGDid Not Play
A. Aminu, PFDid Not Play
Totals 38-8422-30521220105
 45.2%73.3% 
Indiana
D. Granger, SF476-2212-1433125
T. Murphy, PF4612-172-3152329
B. Rush, SG463-92-244310
E. Watson, PG402-51-23536
R. Hibbert, C191-81-24163
A. Price, PG264-104-441013
M. Dunleavy, SF192-60-02116
S. Jones, PF111-42-21034
J. McRoberts, PF100-10-02120
D. Jones, SGDid Not Play
T. Hansbrough, PFDid Not Play
T. Ford, PGDid Not Play
J. Foster, CDid Not Play
L. Head, PGDid Not Play
Totals 31-8224-2938182296
 37.8%82.8% 
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Chi 95 Final
Wash 87
Mil 86 Final
Char 87
Hou 119 Final
Bos 114
Atl 88 Final
Cle 93
Pho 109 Final
Det 94
NO 96 Final
Mem 107
Orl 100 Final
SA 112
NY 117 Final
GS 128
Utah 92 Final
LAL 106