NBA Game Recap - Indiana at Miami
Mon Aug 24, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

MIL
121
ORL
106
F
LAL
135
POR
115
F
HOU
114
OKC
117
F
IND
87
MIA
99
F

Miami 99, Indiana 87

Aug 24, 2020, 6:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(4) Indiana (0-4)

22

20

20

25

87

(5) Miami (4-0)

21

27

22

29

99

Dragic scores 23, 5th-seeded Heat sweep Pacers to advance
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:25 PM

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Bam Adebayo got his first playoff series win, but the big man wasn't planning on celebrating for too long.

He planned to give himself about 2 1/2 hours to enjoy the Miami Heat's victory over the Indiana Pacers before turning his attention to the Eastern Conference semifinals and a possible date with the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks.

"One hundred percent I think we can get to another gear," Adebayo said. "And that's everybody here. This next series might be different. We might need to have different schemes."

Goran Dragic scored 23 points, Adebayo had 14 points and 19 rebounds and the fifth-seeded Heat completed a first-round sweep, beating the Pacers 99-87 on Monday night. Tyler Herro had 16 points for the Heat, who made it out of the first round for the first time since 2016.

Victor Oladipo had 25 points and Myles Turner added 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Pacers, who have been bounced in the first round of the playoffs in five straight seasons.

"The playoffs are unpredictable and you never know how they can go," Adebayo said. "The thing I took from this is you have to leave it all on the floor."

Miami's bench outscored Indiana's depleted reserves 38-3.

Dragic's layup at the end of the third quarter gave the Heat an eight-point lead and the Pacers never mounted a serious comeback in the fourth.

Indiana cut the lead to 91-85 with 3 minutes left, but the Heat got three offensive rebounds on one possession before Herro scored on a driving layup.

The Heat set a franchise playoff record with 124 points in Game 3, but this time they won with defense.

"They played four great games and won in four different ways," Oladipo said.

Heat guard Jimmy Butler left the game in the first quarter with a left shoulder strain. He returned after halftime and finished with six points in 23 minutes, although he made a handful of big plays on defense.

Butler said the shoulder was bothering him before the game.

"I was hoping it would cool down but it didn't," Butler said. "I'll be OK."

Coach Erik Spoelstra called it a soft tissue injury.

"He has built up a resume of being able to play through various injuries and his toughness will never be questioned," Spoelstra said. "In the second half he gave us some really competitive minutes just gutting through it."

Miami moves on to face the winner of the Magic-Bucks series. Top-seeded Milwaukee dropped the opener to Orlando but has won three straight and would close out the series with a win Wednesday.

"The rest is going to be great for myself and my teammates," Butler said.

The Pacers played the series without Domantas Sabonis.

"He was our best player this year," said Nate McMillan, who is 3-16 in the playoffs in his four seasons as Pacers coach, with his team being swept three times. "Once you get in the playoffs, you need everybody. ... It was just a tough adjustment for us."

TIP-INS:

Heat: Held a 60-34 edge in rebounding.

Pacers: T.J. Warren scored 21 points. ... The team shot 41.2% from the field.

NUNN'S TIME

Kendrick Nunn saw his first playoff action for Miami, scoring seven points in 14 minutes.

"I'm so proud of Kendrick," Adebayo said. "He has been through some tough times the last couple of weeks. ... I told him to stay locked in. He got his number called and he produced. He stayed locked in and didn't get discouraged with the situation."

OLADIPO'S FUTURE

Oladipo didn't offer much certainty about his long-term future with the Pacers.

"I can't really control that right now," Oladipo said. "I'm not really worried about that right now. . My main focus is on getting healthy."

McMillan said of Oladipo: "I think next year he will be stronger, more confident and better than he was in this restart."

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Leaders

Indiana PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Sumner 0 1 0 0 0 0
J. Sampson 0 -3 1 1 0 0
Miami PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Dragic 23 12 3 5 1 0
T. Herro 16 8 4 5 0 1

Team Comparison

IND MIA
Points For 87 99
Field Goals 33/80-41% 40/91-44%
Three Pointers 14/37-38% 8/30-27%
Free Throws 7/11-64% 11/14-79%
Offensive Rebounds 5 17
Defensive Rebounds 29 43
Rebounds 39 66
Blocks 6 4
Steals 8 8
Turnovers 15 13
Points Scored Off Turnovers 15 10
Points in the Paint 30 50
Fast Break Points 9 7
Personal Fouls 16 12
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Playoffs - MIA Leads Series 4-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Aug 18 MIA 113 @ IND 101 A. Iguodala 4 D. McDermott 3
Thu Aug 20 MIA 109 @ IND 100 D. Jones 1 T. McConnell 2
Sat Aug 22 IND 115 @ MIA 124 J. Sampson 2 K. Olynyk 2
Mon Aug 24 IND 87 @ MIA 99 D. McDermott 3 D. Jones 2

Game Information

Stadium: HP Field House, Kissimmee, Florida
Attendance: 0
Game Time: 2:21