INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Danny Granger scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers continued their home-court mastery of cold-shooting Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat with a 90-88 victory Wednesday night.
Wade, the NBA scoring leader at almost 30 points a game, scored 21 but was just 5-of-24 from the field and missed a shot at the buzzer that would have tied it.
Indiana trailed by four early in the fourth but took control with a 13-1 run midway through the quarter and held on for their 17th straight win at home against the Heat. Wade has never won in Conseco Fieldhouse.
Granger had seven points and T.J. Ford six during Indiana’s run, and a 3-pointer by Granger gave the Pacers their biggest lead at 90-80 with under 4 minutes remaining.
Former Pacer Jermaine O'Neal had two baskets during an 8-0 run that brought Miami within two. The Heat had two chances to tie, but Udonis Haslem and Wade couldn’t convert in the closing seconds.
Haslem finished with 18 points and 14 rebounds, and O’Neal had 13 points and three blocks but only two rebounds.
Ford added 20 points and Jarrett Jack 13 for the Pacers. Jeff Foster, starting in place of injured Troy Murphy, had a season-high 16 rebounds.
Wade hit only three of 13 shots in the first half but kept Miami close from the free-throw line.
He hit all six of his first-half foul shots, including the first two during a 10-2 run that erased an early seven-point Pacers lead. A 3-pointer by James Jones and a basket by Michael Beasley put the Heat up 29-27 early in the second period.
Wade pushed Miami’s lead to 49-45 with two more free throws with 13 seconds left in the half, but a 3-pointer by Jack with 2 seconds to go got the Pacers within one.
Miami took its biggest lead at 74-70 on two free throws by Mario Chalmers before a basket by Ford started Indiana's decisive run.
Notes: The Pacers have held each of their last four opponents to under 95 points. … Wade, who set Miami’s single-season scoring record on Monday, increased it to 2,085. … Chalmers and rookie Brandon Rush of Indiana were teammates on Kansas’ NCAA championship team last year. … The Pacers were without Murphy, who sprained a ligament in his left knee in a shootaround earlier Wednesday, and Marquis Daniels, out for the third straight game because of a sprained right wrist.
Photo: Miami Heat center Jermaine O’Neal, left, and Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers small forward, right.