Heat Erase Early Pacer Lead, Take 2-1 Lead In East Finals

By Dean Pantazi - 21 Alive

Heat Erase Early Pacer Lead, Take 2-1 Lead In East Finals

May 24, 2014 Updated May 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM EST

MIAMI, Fla. (21 Alive) - Lebron James and Dwyane Wade keyed a late second and then a late third quarter rush that sparked the Miami Heat to their 99-87 win over the Pacers on Saturday night to take a two games to one lead in the NBA Eastern Conference Finals.

James had 26 points and Wade 23, and those were key, but so were four three pointers in the fourth quarter by veteran sharpshooter Ray Allen, who finished with 16 points.

Paul George, back from his concussion, led Indiana with 17 points, while Roy Hibbert added 16 and David West 13.

Hibbert and West did much of their damage early in helping the Pacers to a 14 point lead that ended up going away.

Game 4 of the series is Monday night back in Miami.

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