LeBron James scored 41 points, hauled down 13 rebounds and issued 8 assists in an almost triple-double to power the Miami Heat to a 117-112 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Miami is currently on a seven-game winning streak.
The Heat allowed the Pacers to score 97 points in the first three quarters. By the fourth quarter they only allowed 15 points from the Pacers with good defense.
Miami trailed 66-52 in the second quarter when James went on a roll to cut the deficit at halftime, 66-63.
Chris Bosh scored 19 points and pulled down 7 rebounds, Dwayne Wade had 17 points and 7 assists while Mario Chalmers had 16 points for the Heat. Miami is now five games ahead of Atlanta to lead the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference.
Young talent Roy Hibbert had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Pacers. Danny Granger had 19, Darren Collison finished with 15 points while Josh McRoberts finished with 12 points. The Pacers also got help from the bench with Tyler Hansbrough scoring 18 and Dahntay Jones with 11 points but James’ performance was just overpowering on Tuesday.