LeBron James scored 22 points and the Miami Heat rediscovered their offensive punch, routing the Indiana Pacers 114-96 on Sunday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
James got plenty of help as the Heat reclaimed the home-court advantage they lost two nights earlier. Dwyane Wade had 18 points, and Udonis Haslem added 17.
David West led Indiana with 21 points, and Roy Hibbert had 20 points and 17 rebounds. The Pacers lost for the first time at home in the playoffs this season, dropping to 6-1.
Game 4 is Tuesday night in Indianapolis.
It was vastly different from the first two games when the Heat couldn't pull away.
Miami used an 8-2 run to open up a 10-point lead in the second quarter led 70-56 at halftime - Miami's biggest lead in the series.
Indiana didn't get closer than seven the rest of the way.
It was a rare letdown from one of the NBA's top defensive teams.
Miami shot 54.5 percent from the field, was 24 of 28 from the free-throw line, matched its ...