Dwyane Wade Buzzer Beater: Heat Top Pacers 93-91 In OT (VIDEO)
MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade's jumper with 0.1 seconds left in overtime gave Miami a 93-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night, extending the Heat home-court winning streak to 12 games.
Wade scored 28 points and LeBron James led two late comebacks by Miami, finishing with 27 for the Heat. James helped force regulation by hitting a game-tying 3-pointer with 10.2 seconds left in regulation, then not allowing Indiana's Darren Collison to get a potential game-winning shot off at the other end.
Danny Granger's runner with 2:01 left in the extra session gave Indiana a 91-86 lead. The Pacers didn't score again, getting outscored 7-0 the rest of the way.
Chris Bosh scored 13 for the Heat. Granger led the Pacers with 19 points.
James made another 3-pointer in overtime to start Miami's rally, Bosh tied it with a jumper with 1:03 left to play, and an offensive rebound gave Miami the ball and a chance to take the last shot of the extra period.
Wade waited, waited, waited – then delivered. Moments after the final buzzer, most of the power in AmericanAirlines Arena was gone.
Good timing. It was finally over.
David West finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana, which got 14 points from Darren Collison and 12 from Paul George.
Over the last 101 minutes of play, spanning three games, Miami had gone 1 for 21 from 3-point range. But James coolly drilled one from the right corner with 10.2 seconds left, tying the game at 85.
As if that wasn't enough, James delivered on defense to end regulation, not even allowing Collison to make a pass, much less a potentially winning shot, and to overtime they went.
Miami lost reserve swingman Mike Miller with 5:05 left in the first half. He jumped to contest a pass by Collison, his left leg landing on the back of Bosh's foot. Miller fell to the court, and when he got up he immediately hopped up the tunnel that leads to the Heat locker room, not stopping at the bench or putting any weight on his left leg.
Miller was diagnosed with a sprained ankle. X-rays showed no break, and he did not return.
This season's first two Miami-Indiana meetings were over at halftime, with the Heat leading 62-39 in Miami on Jan. 4, then 68-39 in Indianapolis on Feb. 14 when they completed their three-wins-in-three-nights road stretch.
Someone had 39 at halftime again in this one, and it wasn't Indiana.
The Pacers led by as many as 14 in the first half, taking a 44-39 edge. Miami was 0 for 7 from the floor with four consecutive turnovers during one stretch, scoring only three points in 8 minutes.
Wade was 8 for 11 for 22 points for Miami, the third time he's scored that many in a first half this season. The rest of the Heat went 7 for 24 in the half, combining for 17 points. James had six at the break, matching his third-lowest-scoring regular season first half since joining Miami.
Neither team led by more than four points in the third quarter, a period with eight lead changes, five ties and a slew of missed shots. Miami shot 39 percent in the quarter, Indiana just 30 percent. Both teams warmed in the fourth, Miami connecting on 67 percent from the floor – and needing all of that – while Indiana climbed to 44 percent in the final 12 minutes of regulation.
The Heat were without assistant coach Bob McAdoo, the Hall of Fame player who missed the game with deep vein thrombosis, or blood clots that form deep in leg veins. Assistant coach Keith Askins, typically one row behind the Heat bench during games, sat in McAdoo's usual spot.
NOTES: World No. 1 golfer Rory McIlroy sat opposite the Heat bench. ... Granger missed about 3 minutes of the fourth quarter after banging his right hand while charging into Udonis Haslem. ... Referee Tre Maddox took a tumble over some courtside photographers in the first quarter, then made a call before getting to his feet.