Pacers can't find way to beat depleted Heat


Pacers can't find way to beat depleted Heat

Heat forward James Johnson will miss Miami's game tonight at IN after being suspended for one game for his role IN the altercation with Toronto's Serge Ibaka on Tuesday.

DeRozan did not address if he was spit on during the incident, but said he didn't like the look he got from the Heat guard.

Despite being on the second night of a back-to-back, the Slovenian was as sharp as ever on attacks to the basket and mid-range jumpers off the pick-and-roll. He received eight a year ago. The reigning Western Conference player of the week, Curry has scored at least 29 points in seven straight games with 30 or more in six of those games. They can not let these losses get to them like DeRozan did Tuesday night.

Then the fourth quarter happened. Both received single-game suspensions without pay.

What a stuff on Domantas Sabonis.

Goran Dragic had 24 points and 12 rebounds as Miami extended its season-best winning streak to five.

Talk about a complete effort. Goran Dragic scored 20 points and Wayne Ellington made the decisive 3-pointer with 25.5 seconds left to give Miami a 114-106 victory at Indiana. Allen Crabbe scored 20 points and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 15 points for the Nets, who have lost three in a row. Victor Oladipo filled the stat sheet with a game-high 26 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals but IN shot an abominable 1-for-18 from beyond the arc.

Guard Tyler Johnson missed the Raptors' game because of a left shoulder strain and he is listed as questionable for tonight. But it would be taken to a whole other level on Tuesday night.

In all, Adebayo had 15 points on 4-of-9 shooting, a career-high five assists, two boards and a steal. The Heat led by as many as 16 points in the first half and went into the break ahead 58-47 after shooting 53.7 percent from the field. Jones had eight points inclduing a pair of nice putback dunks in 28 minutes.

It may be a non-traditional way of building a contending team, but it's certainly working for the Heat and there aren't many opponents who'd want to see them in the first round of the playoffs.