Ellis leads Pacers with 24 points in 96-83 win over Miami


INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 11: Monta Ellis #11 of the Indiana Pacers drives to the basket against the Miami Heat in the second half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 11, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Pacers defeated the Heat 96-83. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Monta Ellis had 24 points, six assists and six steals to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat 96-83 on Friday night to end a three-game losing streak.

Ian Mahinmi scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Paul George, the NBA’s third-leading scorer, had 23 for Indiana.

Chris Bosh had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Dwyane Wade had 20 points, five rebounds and five assists for Miami, which dropped its third straight game. Gerald Green had 13 points off the bench.

The Pacers moved to 6-0 this season when holding an opponent under 90 points and won their ninth consecutive home game over Miami.

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