No, you did not read the headline wrong, LeBron came through in the clutch during regulation and Dwyane Wade won the game for the Heat in overtime. In a sloppy game, the Heat managed to pull of a victory against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 28 points on 10-16 shooting and 7 assists, but his real moment came in overtime when he knocked down a jumper (which he may have been fouled on) in Paul George’s face for the win with .1 seconds left. He ran down the saying this is my house and the crowd went crazy.
LeBron James had 27 points. 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals, but his big moment was at the end of regulation. Miami was down 85-82 and was looking for a two, but Dwyane Wade kicked it out to LeBron who hit the three to tie it. Finally, LeBron comes through in the clutch, but too bad it wasn’t for the win.
The rest of the Heat played pretty sloppily the entire game. The next highest scorer was Chris Bosh with 13 points, but no one else scored over 6 points. Mario Chalmers had no assists, 2 turnovers and 4 fouls in an otherwise unproductive outing. Udonis Haslem only had 4 points, but he was able to grab 11 rebounds. Joel Anthony also chipped in with 7 rebounds of his own. Norris Cole had a good game though, with 6 points on 3-4 shooting with 3 rebounds in 24 minutes.
The Pacers had Miami, but just couldn’t finish them out. Indiana had 5 players in over double-figures with Danny Granger leading the way with 19 points and 7 rebounds. The Pacers lost the game with terrible shooting. They shot 37.9% compared to Miami’s 46.7%. Indiana also got rebounded 50 to 40 by the Heat.