Heat beat Pacers 114-92
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Heat beat Pacers 114-92
(LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL) – Jimmy Butler returned to the Miami lineup and everything started clicking again for the Heat. Butler returned from a foot injury and scored 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, had 5 assists and four steals to lead Miami to a 114-92 win over the Indiana Pacers. Derrick Jones scored 18 off the Miami bench and the Heat kept T.J. Warren largely in check. Tyler Herro scored 17 points while Duncan Robinson and Jae Crowder each added 14 points for Miami, which snapped a two game slide. Victor Oladipo led the Pacers with 14 points while Malcolm Brogdon had 12 points in the loss. Warren scored 12 for Indiana on 5 for 14 shooting in 29 minutes. Miami moved a game ahead of Indiana in the race for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Heat (44-27) and Pacers (43-28) both have two games left, and sixth-place Philadelphia (42-28) ends its regular season with three games in four days starting Tuesday. The Heat own the tiebreakers over both Indiana and Philadelphia, so one more Miami victory would lock up a spot in the No. 4 vs. No. 5 series that will start early next week. The teams play again Friday in the seeding-game finale for both teams and could meet in the opening round of the playoffs that start next week -- raising the possibility that Miami and Indiana could face off as many as nine times in a 10-game span.

Phoenix 128 – Oklahoma city 101
Dallas 122 – Utah 114
Toronto 114 – Milwaukee 106
LA Lakers 124 – Denver 121