National Basketball Association
Miami 101, Indiana 93
When: 3:30 PM ET, Sunday, May 20, 2012
Heat 101, Pacers 93
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
#24 Mike Callahan, #55 Bill Kennedy, #13 Monty McCutchen
: LeBron James collected 40 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists and Dwyane Wade had his best game of the series as visiting Miami evened the Eastern Conference semifinals 2-2 with a big second half.
Wade finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists and Udonis Haslem scored 14 points off the bench for the Heat.
The third quarter had been the turning point in Games 2 and 3, with Indiana locking down on defense and taking control en routes to wins in both contests.
It was the opposite in Game 4, as Miami overcame a 54-46 halftime deficit by dominating the third period. Wade went 6 for 6 from the floor in the third and James went 4 for 7 as the two combined to score the first 28 points for the Heat in the frame.
The Pacers led 61-51 after Danny Granger’s 3-pointer with 8:29 left in the third but would make only one field goal over the next seven minutes as Miami went on a 25-5 run to grab a 76-66 edge.
Indiana recovered behind its bench early in the fourth, cutting it to 80-79 on Darren Collison’s 3-point play with 9:57 remaining, but never got the lead back. Wade had six points and two assists during a 12-4 run over the next six minutes to put it away.
Danny Granger scored 20 points to lead the Pacers.
: After failing to reach 40 percent shooting in Games 2 and 3, the Heat shot 47.5 percent in Game 4. … Miami also had the rebounding edge, 47-38, for the first time since Game 1. … Indiana C Roy Hibbert battled foul trouble and was held to 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting and nine rebounds. ... Game 5 is in Miami on Tuesday.
Top Game Performances
LeBron James 40
Danny Granger 20
LeBron James 9
Paul George 5
LeBron James 18
Roy Hibbert 9
LeBron James 12
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Darren Collison 4
Mario Chalmers 2
Paul George 3
Joel Anthony 3
Roy Hibbert 3
Team Stats Summary
Indiana will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Pacers have a W/L % of .619 after a win and .667 after a loss.
Miami will play their next game at home against Indiana. The Heat have a W/L % of .717 after a win and .650 after a loss.