Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James and Dwyane Wade fueled Miami's third-quarter surge and Ray Allen's sharp-shooting helped hold Indiana at bay in the fourth, as the Heat seized control of the Eastern Conference finals with a 99-87 triumph over the Pacers in Game 3 at American Airlines Arena. The Heat trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half and didn't take their first lead until midway through the third, when James capped an 8-0 burst with a two-handed, fastbreak dunk for a 52-51 advantage. James and Wade combined for 22 points in the third -- the same amount as the Pacers -- to help the Heat take a 71-64 spread into the fourth. Indiana got as close as two in the final frame before Allen took over, draining all four of his 3-point tries en route to 13 points as the Heat pulled away down the stretch to take a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. James finished with 26 points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals, while Wade added 23 points, four boards and four assists for the Heat, who improved to 6-0 at home this postseason. Paul George, who suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of Indiana's 87-83 loss in Game 2, supplied 17 points and Roy Hibbert tallied 16 points for the Pacers, who had won five straight road games. Game 4 is slated for Monday night in Miami.
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