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Indiana dumps on withering Miami

By Associated Press

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MIAMI » All the Miami Heat banners, reminders of everything from division titles to the 2006 NBA championship, were missing from the rafters last night.

Fitting, because the Heat look nothing like champions these days.

Danny Granger had 20 points and 11 rebounds, Brandon Rush added 20 points and the Indiana Pacers added to Miami's week of woe, beating the Heat 93-77 in the worst shooting game of Dwyane Wade's career.

"We came into their building knowing how good they're supposed to be," Rush said. "And they just had a bad night."

Back after a one-game absence with a sprained left wrist, Wade finished with three points on 1-for-13 shooting. He had never shot so poorly when taking at least 13 tries, and the point total was the third-lowest of his career.

"A tough night for Dwyane," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "But we've been around him long enough. He always finds a way to bounce back. Getting his health is the priority, first of all. But secondly, we know that he's very introspective as a professional athlete. That's the way I want all of our guys in the locker room to be."

LeBron James scored 25 points and Chris Bosh had 21 points and 11 rebounds for Miami, which learned earlier yesterday that top reserve Udonis Haslem will need surgery to repair a torn foot ligament.

 

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Pacers 93, Heat 77

INDIANA (93)
Granger 6-21 4-4 20, McRoberts 0-3 0-0 0, Hibbert 4-11 1-1 9, Collison 2-8 0-0 4, Rush 9-15 2-4 20, Posey 3-8 0-0 8, Ford 5-10 2-2 13, Dunleavy 4-8 2-2 11, S.Jones 2-4 0-0 4, Hansbrough 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 37-90 11-13 93.

MIAMI (77)
James 6-14 11-15 25, Bosh 7-13 7-10 21, Ilgauskas 4-8 4-4 12, Arroyo 5-6 0-0 12, Wade 1-13 1-5 3, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Magloire 1-1 2-4 4, House 0-6 0-0 0, J.Jones 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-62 25-38 77.

Indiana 19 35 20 19 -- 93
Miami 22 19 23 13 -- 77

3-Point Goals--Indiana 8-23 (Granger 4-9, Posey 2-6, Ford 1-2, Dunleavy 1-4, Rush 0-2), Miami 4-20 (Arroyo 2-2, James 2-8, J.Jones 0-1, Wade 0-4, House 0-5). Fouled Out--None. Rebounds--Indiana 57 (Granger 11), Miami 49 (Bosh 11). Assists--Indiana 26 (Granger 6), Miami 16 (James 6). Total Fouls--Indiana 27, Miami 19. Technicals--Wade. A--19,600 (19,600).

 

NBA STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
  W L Pct GB
Boston 10 4 .714 --
New York 6 8 .429 4
Toronto 5 9 .357 5
New Jersey 4 9 .308 5 1/2
Philadelphia 3 10 .231 6 1/2
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Orlando 9 4 .692 --
Atlanta 8 6 .571 1 1/2
Miami 8 6 .571 1 1/2
Charlotte 5 8 .385 4
Washington 4 8 .333 4 1/2
Central Division
  W L Pct GB
Chicago 7 4 .636 --
Indiana 6 6 .500 1 1/2
Cleveland 5 7 .417 2 1/2
Detroit 5 8 .385 3
Milwaukee 5 8 .385 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
San Antonio 12 1 .923 --
New Orleans 11 2 .846 1
Dallas 8 4 .667 3 1/2
Memphis 5 9 .357 7 1/2
Houston 3 10 .231 9
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Oklahoma City 10 4 .714 --
Utah 10 5 .667 1/2
Denver 8 6 .571 2
Portland 8 6 .571 2
Minnesota 4 11 .267 6 1/2
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
L.A. Lakers 12 2 .857 --
Golden State 7 7 .500 5
Phoenix 7 7 .500 5
Sacramento 4 9 .308 7 1/2
L.A. Clippers 2 13 .133 10 1/2

Yesterday
» Boston 99, Atlanta 76
» Indiana 93, Miami 77
» Oklahoma City 117, Minnesota 107
» Phoenix 123, Houston 116
» San Antonio 106, Orlando 97
» Utah 94, Sacramento 83
» Denver 106, Golden State 89
» L.A. Clippers 99, New Orleans 95

Today
» Cleveland at Indiana, 2 p.m.
» Atlanta at New Jersey, 2 p.m.
» Philadelphia at Washington, 2 p.m.
» Charlotte at New York, 2:30 p.m.
» Detroit at Dallas, 3:30 p.m.
» Chicago at L.A. Lakers, 5:30 p.m.





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