Dragic scores 23, 5th-seeded Heat sweep Pacers to advance

Goran Dragic scored 23 issues and the fifth-seeded Miami Warmth finished a first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers with a 99-87 victory Monday night time.

Tyler Herro had 16 issues and Bam Adebayo added 14 issues and 19 rebounds for the Warmth, who made it out of the primary around for the primary time since 2016.

Victor Oladipo had 25 issues and Myles Turner added 22 issues and 14 rebounds for the Pacers, who’ve dropped 4 directly postseason sequence to the Warmth since 2012.

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Miami’s bench outscored Indiana’s depleted reserves 38-Three.

Dragic’s layup on the finish of the 3rd quarter gave the Warmth an eight-point lead and the Pacers by no means fastened a major comeback within the fourth.

Indiana lower the result in 91-85 with Three mins left, however the Warmth were given 3 offensive rebounds on one ownership ahead of Herro scored on a using layup.

Warmth guard Jimmy Butler left the sport within the first quarter with a left shoulder pressure. He returned after halftime and completed with six issues in 23 mins. Butler stated the shoulder used to be bothering him ahead of the sport.

“I used to be hoping it could calm down but it surely did not,” Butler stated. “I’m going to be OK, despite the fact that.”

Miami strikes on to stand the winner of the Magic-Dollars sequence. Most sensible-seeded Milwaukee dropped the opener to Orlando however has received 3 directly and would shut out the sequence with a win Wednesday.

“The remaining goes to be nice for myself and my teammates,” Butler stated.

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TIP-INS:

Warmth: Kendrick Nunn noticed his first playoff motion, scoring seven issues in 14 mins.

Pacers: T.J. Warren had 21 issues for Indiana. … The crew shot 41.2% from the sphere.

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