Hassan Whiteside had 26 points and 22 rebounds, and the Miami Heat clamped down defensively to beat the Indiana Pacers 95-89 on Wednesday night. Miami held the Pacers to 37 percent shooting and outrebounded them 58-38.
Tyler Johnson and James Johnson combined for 29 points off the bench.
Paul George scored 22 for the Pacers, who were hoping for a season-best third straight win and instead managed just 10 points in the fourth quarter. CJ Miles added 15 for Indiana.
Neither team led by more than seven, and the Heat got to that margin after James Johnson found Goran Dragic for a layup and a 92-85 lead with 3:35 left.
The Pacers visit New Orleans tonight, the second game in a three-game, four-day trip.