Sports

Pacers rally to overcome Heat

This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to BostonGlobe.com

Paul George scored 23 points and Roy Hibbert had 21, leading the Pacers back from a 7-point fourth-quarter deficit for an 84-83 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night in Indianapolis.

The NBA’s best home team ended a two-game losing streak, took a 2-1 lead in the season series against the two-time defending champions and rebuilt a three-game advantage in the race for the Eastern Conference’s top seed. Indiana (52-20) also clinched its second straight Central Division crown, something it hadn’t done since 1998-99 and 1999-2000.

LeBron James scored 38 points, but missed a potential go-ahead 3 late. Chris Bosh had a jumper at the buzzer to win it but it hit nothing but air.

Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.

Get the full story with unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com.

Just 99 cents for four weeks.

Share