Heat down Pacers for third win in as many nights

Entering this lockout-shortened season, many expected games on consecutive nights to wear down even the league's most athletic players.

Not so for the Heat on Tuesday.

LeBron James netted 23 points to go with nine rebounds and seven assists as Miami rolled over Indiana, 105-90, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Norris Cole tied a career-high with 20 off the bench, Dwyane Wade chipped in 16 and Chris Bosh added 13 for Miami, which has won back-to-back-to-back games. The Heat defeated Atlanta on Sunday and Milwaukee on Monday, and have won four straight overall.

Six players scored in double-figures for Indiana in defeat, led by David West's 14. Paul George and A.J. Price each had 12, Tyler Hansbrough scored 11 and Dahntay Jones and Roy Hibbert each had 10 for the Pacers, who dropped their fourth consecutive game, extending a season-high losing streak.

Miami swept games on three consecutive nights for the first time since 1999. It was the third time such a sweep has occurred in the NBA this season, and the first to occur entirely on the road.