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Pacers Links: Opportunities lost in regulation send Pacers home with OT loss to Heat

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The Pacers returned to Indy with a respectable 2-1 record on the road, but that one loss will sting when looking back at the missed opportunities to win in regulation.

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The Pacers failed to seize on their chances to beat the Miami Heat in regulation on Monday night missing out on two prime opportunities in the final ten seconds that only produced one made free throw. That one point just sent the Pacers limping into overtime where they faded away.

Interestingly, both plays at the end of regulation centered around rookie Myles Turner. This after back-to-back buckets by the rook put the Pacers up by three with a minute to play.

But with the Pacers up one, they actually ran a nice play to free up a quality shot as opposed to a freelance fade away. While it looked like the play was setting up as a series of screens to free Paul George on the right wing, PG instead set a back pick to free Turner under the hoop. Turner's jump hook took a look inside the hoop but then exited the cylinder in frustrating fashion.

Dwyane Wade cashed in two free throws for Miami to set up the final play in regulation. Again, a perfect side out of bounds play saw Turner burst free to the rim. Wide open. Inbounds passer, Monta Ellis missed Turner which eventually led to a wild shot and foul. Ellis missed the chance to win the game at the line and the opportunity to bring home another W was gone.

Watching those final possessions on film will be painful for those involved. Just as it was for us to watch at home.

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Check out the links:

Game Rewind: Pacers 93, Heat 101 (Overtime) | Indiana Pacers

Insider: Another loss in Miami is ‘same story’ for Pacers

Dragic scores 24, Heat rally and beat Pacers 101-93 in OT - AP

Miami Heat trips Pacers in OT as Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside star | Miami Herald

Hassan Whiteside sprints to Heat rebounding milestone - Sun Sentinel

Luol Deng takes finger into his own hands, returns vs. Pacers | Heat Check

RECAP: Heat surge past Pacers in OT, 101-93 - Hot Hot Hoops

Indiana Pacers Let One Get Away to Heat in Miami

Pacers launching another late-season surge? | WFNI ESPN 1070 the Fan | Indy's SportsCenter

Pacers Podcast: Ep. 14 — Scot Pollard on his ‘Survivor’ experience | Vigilant Sports