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Oladipo helps Pacers top Heat in OT to clinch playoff spot

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana Pacers aren't ready to celebrate just yet after clinching a playoff berth.

Victor Oladipo had 23 points and five assists, Thaddeus Young added 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals to help the Pacers beat the Miami Heat 113-107 in overtime Sunday, earning their seventh postseason berth in the last eight seasons.

''Our (job) is still not done,'' Young said. ''We're in the playoffs, but now we want seeding. We want to get as high of a seed as possible and we're just going to continue to play and try to win as many games as possible. But the monkey is off our back now that we're actually in.''

Bojan Bogdanovic added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers.

A trip to the playoffs seemed farfetched eight months ago when four-time All-Star Paul George went to Oklahoma City in what appeared to a be a lopsided trade between the Pacers and Thunder. General manager Kevin Pritchard's offseason moves have paid off.

Oladipo, who was part of the trade, has been a big part of Indiana's success.

''We found a guy that can close,'' Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. ''Vic has shown he can close. We are not here if we didn't have that.''

Oladipo made a 3-pointer in overtime as Indiana pulled away. Darren Collison, who finished with 12 points, made the go ahead 3-pointer to put the Pacers ahead 101-100 with 2:49 remaining in the extra period, and Indiana scored 11 straight points to build a lead. The Pacers took a 109-102 lead with Collison's 3-pointer with 55 seconds left to play.

Tyler Johnson made five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points, James Johnson had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Bam Adebayo added 14 points for the Heat, who split the four-game season series.

Miami coach Erik Spoelstra missed the first game of his career, leaving Indianapolis on Saturday after learning his wife Nikki was entering labor. Their first child, a son, was born on Sunday. Assistant coach Dan Craig filled in and Spoelstra is expected to return for Miami's home game against Cleveland on Tuesday.

The Heat came back from an eight-point deficit in the second half. James Johnson forced overtime with a free throw with 8.3 seconds left in regulation. He missed the free throw that would have won it for Miami.

''He had a terrific game and that last play for him was exactly what we wanted,'' Craig said. ''He got to the basket, got fouled and got two free throw (attempts).''

Indiana trailed by 14 in the first half and went on a 9-1 run late in the second quarter to take a 50-46 lead on Oladipo's jumper with 2:22 remaining in the half.

The Heat then scored seven straight, including a dunk and two free throws by Adebayo. And James Johnson's free throw gave with under a second left gave Miami a 53-52 halftime lead.

TIP-INS

Heat: Miami has lost two straight road games and 11 of its last 12 away from American Airlines Arena. . Tyler Johnson had 12 points in the first quarter alone. ... Adebayo also had five rebounds.

Pacers: Indiana shot 66.7 percent in overtime and 48.9 percent overall. ... F Domantas Sabonis was out for a sixth straight game with a left sprained ankle.

TURNOVER TOWN

Miami had 10 turnovers and Indiana had four in the first half, and both teams finished with 17 apiece. It almost cost the Pacers. They had a stretch late in the fourth quarter with four turnovers in five possessions and the Heat took the lead when Goran Dragic scored to make it 95-93 with 2:18 left in regulation. But Miami then committed turnovers on back-to-back possessions.

UP NEXT

Heat: Host Cleveland on Tuesday.

Pacers: At Golden State on Tuesday for the first of a four-game west coast trip.

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Key Players
G. Dragic
7 PG
V. Oladipo
4 SG
34.2 Min. Per Game 34.2
23.2 Pts. Per Game 23.2
4.1 Ast. Per Game 4.1
5.3 Reb. Per Game 5.3
44.8 Field Goal % 46.7
44.7 Three Point % 46.7
80.0 Free Throw % 80.8
  Defensive rebound by Cory Joseph 0:02
  Kelly Olynyk missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:02
+ 1 Bojan Bogdanovic made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:08
+ 1 Bojan Bogdanovic made 1st of 2 free throws 0:08
  Personal foul on Bam Adebayo 0:08
  Personal foul on Bam Adebayo 0:11
+ 3 Kelly Olynyk made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dwyane Wade 0:17
+ 2 Darren Collison made fade-away jump shot 0:23
+ 2 Dwyane Wade made finger-roll layup, assist by Kelly Olynyk 0:43
+ 3 Darren Collison made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Victor Oladipo 0:55
+ 2 Josh Richardson made turnaround jump shot 1:13
Team Stats
Points 107 113
Field Goals 41-86 (47.7%) 44-90 (48.9%)
3-Pointers 14-35 (40.0%) 8-23 (34.8%)
Free Throws 11-14 (78.6%) 17-21 (81.0%)
Total Rebounds 40 58
Offensive 7 10
Defensive 32 41
Team 1 7
Assists 32 26
Steals 10 12
Blocks 3 7
Turnovers 17 17
Fouls 20 17
Technicals 0 0
12 PTS, 9 REB, 9 AST
22 PTS, 9 REB
1234OTT
away team logo Heat 39-35 3023212211107
home team logo Pacers 43-31 2131301417113
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 39-35 103.4 PPG 41 RPG 23.8 APG
home team logo Pacers 43-31 100.6 PPG 40 RPG 21.1 APG
Key Players
T. Johnson SG 11.7 PPG 3.4 RPG 2.3 APG 43.5 FG%
V. Oladipo SG 23.1 PPG 5.2 RPG 4.3 APG 47.7 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Johnson SG 19 PTS 3 REB 4 AST
V. Oladipo SG 23 PTS 2 REB 5 AST
47.7 FG% 48.9
40.0 3PT FG% 34.8
78.6 FT% 81.0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Johnson 29 19 3 4 0 0 0 1 7/10 5/8 0/0 1 2 30 +11
J. Johnson 33 15 9 3 0 0 4 2 5/9 2/3 3/6 2 7 26 -1
B. Adebayo 20 14 5 0 0 1 3 5 5/7 0/0 4/4 2 3 17 -2
J. Richardson 39 10 3 2 2 0 2 0 4/9 0/2 2/2 1 2 17 -5
G. Dragic 35 9 4 6 2 0 1 4 4/9 1/3 0/0 0 4 26 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
T. Johnson 29 19 3 4 0 0 0 1 7/10 5/8 0/0 1 2 30 +11
J. Johnson 33 15 9 3 0 0 4 2 5/9 2/3 3/6 2 7 26 -1
B. Adebayo 20 14 5 0 0 1 3 5 5/7 0/0 4/4 2 3 17 -2
J. Richardson 39 10 3 2 2 0 2 0 4/9 0/2 2/2 1 2 17 -5
G. Dragic 35 9 4 6 2 0 1 4 4/9 1/3 0/0 0 4 26 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Wade 26 13 4 7 0 2 1 1 6/13 1/2 0/0 0 4 32 -12
K. Olynyk 32 12 9 9 3 0 4 5 4/13 2/8 2/2 1 8 38 -1
W. Ellington 27 8 1 1 3 0 2 2 3/9 2/7 0/0 0 1 12 -12
J. Winslow 19 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3/7 1/2 0/0 0 1 8 -10
L. Babbitt - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Whiteside - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Waiters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McGruder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mickey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Jones Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Walton - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 260 107 39 32 10 3 17 20 41/86 14/35 11/14 7 32 206 -30
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 39 23 2 5 3 0 5 1 8/21 2/8 5/6 0 2 33 -2
T. Young 36 22 9 0 5 3 1 5 10/16 0/1 2/3 3 6 38 +2
B. Bogdanovic 37 18 8 1 0 0 4 1 6/12 2/5 4/4 1 7 24 +2
D. Collison 30 12 2 4 1 0 1 2 5/10 2/2 0/0 1 1 22 -3
M. Turner 32 7 8 4 0 2 2 3 1/8 0/2 5/6 2 6 23 +8
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
V. Oladipo 39 23 2 5 3 0 5 1 8/21 2/8 5/6 0 2 33 -2
T. Young 36 22 9 0 5 3 1 5 10/16 0/1 2/3 3 6 38 +2
B. Bogdanovic 37 18 8 1 0 0 4 1 6/12 2/5 4/4 1 7 24 +2
D. Collison 30 12 2 4 1 0 1 2 5/10 2/2 0/0 1 1 22 -3
M. Turner 32 7 8 4 0 2 2 3 1/8 0/2 5/6 2 6 23 +8
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Joseph 30 9 10 7 0 0 1 2 4/7 0/1 1/2 1 9 32 +8
L. Stephenson 21 8 2 2 2 1 3 0 4/9 0/2 0/0 0 2 14 +8
G. Robinson III 14 8 4 1 0 0 0 0 3/3 2/2 0/0 0 4 14 +11
T. Booker 21 6 6 2 1 1 0 3 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 4 18 -4
J. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Sabonis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
E. Sumner - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Poythress - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Anigbogu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Leaf - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Jefferson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 260 113 51 26 12 7 17 17 44/90 8/23 17/21 10 41 218 +30