NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Miami
(Tuesday, January 19th)
Final Score: Miami 113, Indiana 83
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, including 25 in the first half, and the Miami heat used a strong first quarter to lead wire-to- wire in a 113-83 drubbing of the Indiana Pacers.
Wade finished 12-of-20 from the field and hit four three-pointers for the Heat, who outscored Indiana in every quarter for their third win in four games. Michael Beasley added 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Jermaine O'Neal contributed 10 points in the convincing win.
"My mid-range game is feeling pretty good, and my attacks to the basket are, too, so I just want to use it as a weapon," Wade said. "It was a good team win before we go on the road."
Brandon Rush led a dismal Indiana offense with 17 points and 10 rebounds, as the Pacers fell to just 4-17 on the road this season. Dahntay Jones had 13 points, Roy Hibbert 12 and Troy Murphy 11 with 12 rebounds in defeat.
Danny Granger struggled mightily, hitting just 2-of-16 from the field in an eight-point effort.
"The last two games it just hasn't been falling for me; it happens," Granger said. "We have a lot of games left, and I'll come out of it."
Miami scored the first nine points of the game, and a 19-4 run to end the quarter had the hosts ahead, 36-19.
Wade had the first seven points of what proved to be a back-breaking surge, and a Rafer Alston three-pointer extended the lead to 27-17 with 3:12 left. Wade then hit a three in the final moments to cap the spurt for a 17-point advantage.
Miami only extended its lead in the second, as a Dorell Wright jumper provided a 47-25 margin. Indiana got its deficit to only 19, 62-43, at halftime.
The Heat continued to pour it on in an uneventful second half, as another Alston three had Miami ahead by 27, 85-58, heading to the fourth.
Miami has won all three games against Indiana this season...The Heat are 12-10 at home...Indiana is 3-4 since Granger returned from an injury...Alston had eight points...Miami shot 56.3 percent, while Indiana made only 36.5 percent of its shots.
01/19 23:31:13 ET