The Indiana Pacers flipped the script tonight, overcoming their third quarter struggles to close out the Miami Heat in their second straight overtime game. The Pacers shot just 39.2%, but were led by their defense, outshooting the Heat at 38.5% and outscoring the Heat 16-5 in the extra period to pick up their first win.
Oshae Brissett stepped up in a big way, scoring 18 points off the bench and pulling in nine boards to help lead the bench and the Pacers to the win. Brissett hit three threes, stepping in for Myles Turner, who was saddled with foul trouble all night. Chris Duarte led all scorers with 19, overcoming a 6-21 shooting night to hit key free throws and a late triple.
Malcolm Brogdon and Domantas Sabonis each completed double doubles with 18 and 14 rebounds for Brogdon and 17 & 12 for Sabonis. Jeremy Lamb provided a big punch off the bench early, hitting four threes for 12 points.
The Pacers improve to 1-2 and will enjoy a well-earned day off before hosting the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.