Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 3)

Series starts 11/3

Game 1: Thursday, November 3rd
Game 2: Wednesday, November 9th
Game 3: Monday, March 27th

Heat 90

(2-3, 1-2 away)

Pacers 95

(3-1, 1-1 home)

Coverage: FSMW

8:00 PM ET, November 9, 2005

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN

1 2 3 4 T
MIA 29 25 18 1890
IND 27 25 24 1995

Top Performers

Mia: D. Wade 29 Pts, 11 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Ind: M. World Peace 24 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

Pacers seek a second win against the Heat this season

Miami (2-2) at Indiana (2-1), 8:00 pm EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The calendar reads early November, but the Indiana Pacers already are keeping an eye on the overall playoff picture.

The Pacers look to continue their recent dominance over the Miami Heat when the teams meet Wednesday for the second time this season.

After posting a 105-102 triumph over Miami on Thursday, Indiana can clinch the season series with a win, which would give the Pacers the tiebreaker advantage for playoff positioning.

Jermaine O'Neal scored 23 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, Jamaal Tinsley added 21 points and Stephen Jackson 20 for the Pacers, whose rally from a 20-point deficit fell short in Saturday's 111-109 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Dwyane Wade made 1-of-2 free throws with 5.2 seconds remaining and finished with 23 points for Miami, who held off a late surge by the New Jersey Nets in a 90-89 victory on Monday.

For the second straight season, Wade has scored 20 points in each of his first four games, joining teammate Alonzo Mourning (1996-97) as the only players in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

The Heat have split their first two games since superstar Shaquille O'Neal sprained his right ankle against the Pacers on Thursday. O'Neal scored 18 points prior to landing awkwardly on Ron Artest's foot.

The Pacers have won 13 of the last 14 meetings against the Heat, including three overtime victories last season.