Pacers top Heat 95-88, end 4-game winless streak

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 15: Bojan Bogdanovic #44 of the Indiana Pacers shoots the ball against the Phoenix Suns at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 15, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

MIAMI (AP) — Bojan Bogdanovic scored 31 points, Darren Collison added 20 and the Indiana Pacers had a big third quarter to beat the stumbling Miami Heat 95-88 on Saturday night.

Indiana ended a season-long four-game losing streak, which started in the game immediately following the one where All-Star Victor Oladipo left with a season-ending knee injury. The Pacers feasted on Miami turnovers, turning 24 of them into 31 points — while seeing their 14 giveaways become only seven Heat points.

Myles Turner scored 14 points and Thaddeus Young added 11 for the Pacers. They swept the season-series with the Heat 3-0.

Dwyane Wade scored 21 points for Miami, which dropped its third straight game overall and fourth in a row at home. Hassan Whiteside added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Josh Richardson and Kelly Olynyk each scored 14 points.

Miami led 54-53 at the half, but Indiana quickly took control from there.

Indiana scored the first 10 points of the second half, needing only 1:59 to do so, turning a one-point deficit at intermission into a quick nine-point lead. The Pacers eventually led by 18 in the third, before the Heat found a way to claw back into things.

A 13-2 run over the final 2:31 of the third — started by a 3-pointer from Wade, and ended by another 3-pointer from Wade — gave Miami new life, and cut Indiana’s lead to 84-77. The Heat scored five points in five seconds to end that spurt, with Whiteside making a layup while getting fouled, missing the free throw, Miami corralling the rebound and Wade making a 3.

But the Heat never got closer than five again, and fell to 2-13 this season when scoring less than 100 points.

TIP-INS

Pacers: Indiana took 17 of the game’s first 25 shots, largely because Miami committed seven of the game’s first eight turnovers. … Tyreke Evans returned after missing the last three games with lower back soreness. He was 0 for 7 in 16 minutes. … The Pacers led for 29 minutes on Saturday, after leading for 17 minutes in their last four games combined.

Heat: The Heat fell to 17-3 in games where they allow 101 points or less. … Miami played its third home game in four nights and lost them all. The Heat aren’t back home until Feb. 23, and play their next six on the road — four of them against teams that are likely playoff locks. … The Heat shot 9 for 30 from 3-point range. … Starters Tyler Johnson and James Johnson were a combined 2 for 9 for five points in 34 minutes.

SLOW START

Neither team scored in the first 3 minutes of the fourth quarter. Justise Winslow took a pass from Wade for a layup with 8:54 left, the first points by either side in the final period. Indiana went nearly five minutes in the fourth before scoring.

HOME-HOME

Miami wrapped up the 21st home-home back-to-back in franchise history — and the Heat have gone 21-21 in those games.

UP NEXT

Pacers: At New Orleans on Monday night.

Heat: At Portland on Tuesday night.

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