Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/20/12

INDIANAPOLIS -- This time, the power of two was enough.

With power forward Chris Bosh still out with a lower-abdominal strain, the Miami Heat's tag team of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade landed the equivalent of a shot to the gut to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon with a 101-93 victory at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

James closed with 40 points, 18 rebounds and nine assists, and Wade added 30 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Heat forced a 2-2 tie in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.

This time, James and Wade were enough to overcome the depth of the Pacers, who were led by the 20 points of forward Danny Granger.

As had been the case in the previous two games, which both went in the favor of the Pacers, the third quarter again defined this one. This time it was the Wade-and-James show, with the two scoring 28 of the Heat's 30 points (14 apiece). That allowed the Heat to take a 76-70 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Heat used a 25-5 burst to surge to a 76-66 lead late in the third. In fact, until power forward Udonis Haslem hit a pair of free throws with 1:30 left in the third period, no Heat player other than James or Wade had scored since Haslem converted a pair of free throws with 2:51 to play in the second period.

For as bad as Wade was early, when he opened 1 for 8 from the field, he then made all six of his shots in the third quarter to improve to 9 of 16.

The Heat were able to rally when Pacers center Roy Hibbert was called for a fourth foul with 5:03 to play in the third period.

Earlier, the Pacers used a 9-0 run to push their lead to double digits in the second quarter. They led 54-46 at halftime.

Indiana entered 15-0 this season when leading by eight or more at the half.

For the Heat, it was James and little else over the opening 24 minutes, with the Heat forward scoring 19 in the first half.

The Pacers, by contrast, got their typical balance early, with Granger and Darren Collison each scoring 10 first-half points.

The Pacers led 25-18 after the first quarter, after pushing to a 9-0 lead. The Heat were sloppy early, missing their first four shots and committing four turnovers over that span.

James and Wade opened a combined 1 of 7 from the field, but James came around to shoot 4 for 9 in the opening period for nine points, scoring or assisting on every Heat point in the first quarter.

Foul trouble was a problem early, with Heat center Ronny Turiaf forced to the bench with his second foul 9:56 to play in the opening period and Pacers forward David West forced to the bench with his second foul with 7:15 to play in the opening period.

The Heat shot 3 of 3 on 3-pointers in the first period, having entered 5 of 42 from beyond the arc in the series' first three games.

NOTES: For the fourth time in as many games this series, the Heat went with a different starting lineup, this time with Turiaf replacing Game 3 starter Dexter Pittman at center. Shane Battier made his second start of the playoffs, in place of Haslem. ... The Heat again switched road uniforms, going from the red alternate uniforms they played Game 3 in to Sunday's standard road black. ... James spent part of the pregame period reading "Hunger Games." ... Heat forward Juwan Howard and Pacers guard Lance Stephenson had words pregame about the choke sign Stephenson made when James missed a free throw in Game 3. ... Carl Erskine, 85, the former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher and a native of Anderson, Ind., who pitched in five World Series, performed the national anthem on the harmonica.

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