Miami 118, Indiana 83

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #67 John Goble, #63 Derek Richardson, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 20201

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 27 12 27 17 83
Miami 29 33 26 30 118

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 4-2 2-0 2-2 L1
Miami 6-1 3-1 3-0 W1

Recap


LeBron James exploded for 33 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds as the shorthanded Miami Heat cruised past the visiting Indiana Pacers 118-83 Wednesday night.

With star guard Dwyane Wade out with a foot injury, Miami used a balanced scoring attack and suffocating defense to open up a 23-point halftime advantage.

Indiana used a 16-6 third-quarter stretch to trim the deficit to 12, but James - who remained in the game despite injuring his ankle in the quarter - scored five points during Miami's period-ending 11-1 run to give the Heat an 88-66 lead entering the fourth.

The Pacers didn't challenge the rest of the way, losing for the seventh time in their last eight meetings against the Heat.

Chris Bosh added 22 points for Miami while Mario Chalmers and James Jones poured in 14 apiece.

Roy Hibbert paced Indiana with 16 points and 12 rebounds.

The teams exchanged leads until late in the first quarter, when Norris Cole hit a jumper and James converted a three-point play to put Miami up 29-27.

Consecutive 3-pointers from Jones made it a seven-point Heat advantage, and he added a third 3 near the midway point of the second quarter to put Miami up by double digits. Indiana's dreadful shooting didn't help matters, as the Pacers made just one field goal in the entire quarter to fall behind 62-39 at the break.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Miami
Roy Hibbert 16 Scoring LeBron James 33
Paul George 3 Assists LeBron James 13
Roy Hibbert 12 Rebounds Udonis Haslem 10
Tyler Hansbrough 10 Free Throws Made LeBron James 9
Tyler Hansbrough 2 Steals Chris Bosh 2
Louis Amundson 1 Blocks Shane Battier 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 83 34.8 5-19 30-39 12 36 3 7 23
Miami 118 52.5 8-21 26-28 25 42 1 12 13

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Heat have a W/L % of .800 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against Boston . The Pacers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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