The Pacers jumped out to an early 11 point-lead, with Danny Granger, David West and Roy Hibbert dominating a Heat front line without Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh. The pair combined for 35 first-half points on 15-19 shooting. The Pacers also murdered it on the boards, taking a 20-10 advantage over the Heat.
But Dwyane Wade wouldn't be quieted: He exploded with a 22-point second quarter to give the Heat a brief lead. Wade finished the first half with 26, carrying a team that hasn't had much in the way of other contributions: LeBron James' 11 has been somewhat quiet, and Mike Miller's three treys are really all that's happening off the bench.
A decent start from Indy, but they have a long way to go to stave off elimination: Wade obviously went off, but LeBron hasn't been amazing and the Heat are only down two.