Pacers Handle the Heat: Granger, Rush and Bench Too Much for Miami

November 22nd, 2010 by Chad Smith Leave a reply »
The Pacers went down to Miami to take on LeBron, Wade, and Bosh. They come back with an impressive "W".

Danny Granger and Brandon Rush each scored 20 points for the Pacers, who improved their overall record to an even 6-6. Granger also had 11 rebounds and six assists, while Rush also recorded seven rebounds and four assists. Roy Hibbert and Josh McRoberts were in foul trouble, but the bench provided the boost they needed to finish off the Heat, 93 to 77 on Monday night.

The Miami Heat did get Dwyane Wade back from a wrist injury, but he was clearly not 100%. Wade struggled, shooting just 1 for 13 from the floor, finishing with just three points in 38 minutes. LeBron James led all scorers with 25 points, and Chris Bosh added 21, but it wasn't enough to contend with the Pacers. The Heat were without Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller, and they only got a total of four points from their bench.

This was the worst shooting game of Dwyane Wade's NBA career. Good timing for the Pacers.

Wade missed his last nine shots of Friday's game against Charlotte, when he was battling flu-like symptoms. He didn't play Saturday in Memphis with a wrist injury ...

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