Late run lifts Heat past Pacers in East showdown - NBC Sports

Late run lifts Heat past Pacers in East showdown
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MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 18: Dwyane Wade #3 and LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat on court against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena on December 18, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
December 18, 2013, 10:00 pm

MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.

LeBron James scored 24 on a bad left ankle for the Heat, who closed within a game of the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers. Chris Bosh added 15 points for Miami, including a 3 that tied it late in the fourth.

James set up Allen for the 3 that put Miami in front for good with 59.5 seconds left, capping a 10-0 run.

Paul George scored 25 points but missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with 4 seconds left. David West had 23 and Lance Stephenson added 13 for the Pacers, who have dropped two straight.

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