On a day the Indiana Pacers did plenty right, they picked an inauspicious time to go cold. The Heat defense certainly had something to do with that.

Down by one with 4:50 left on Sunday, the Pacers didn't have another field goal the rest of the day, missing their final nine shots from the field. Their only point in that span was a free throw by Paul George, who also missed one. The Heat closed the game on a 9-1 run.

"We had this game," said George, whose team led by as many as nine in the first half. "We felt like we gave it away. We played great enough defense to win it."

But Danny Granger, the Pacers' leading scorer this season, had a dismal game, struggling through his first scoreless half since April 2007. He finished with seven points, missing nine of 10 shots — including 0 for 3 in the fourth quarter. Granger suggested none of that was his fault. He said coach Frank Vogel apologized to him for not getting him the ball in better spots.