Heat clamp down in 4th, beat Pacers for 2nd straight home win

December 14, 2016

MIAMI (AP) -- Hassan Whiteside had 26 points and 22 rebounds, Tyler Johnson scored 15 off the bench and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 95-89 on Wednesday night.

James Johnson added 14 points for the Heat, who outrebounded Indiana 58-38 and won consecutive games at home for the first time all season.

Paul George scored 22 for the Pacers, who were hoping for a season-best third straight win and instead managed just 10 points in the fourth quarter. CJ Miles added 15 for Indiana.

Neither team led by more than seven, and the Heat got to that margin after James Johnson found Goran Dragic for a layup and a 92-85 lead with 3:35 left.

They needed to hang on desperately from there.