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@ Phi 
L 95-119
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@ Orl 
L 109-116
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vs. Ind 
W 112-108
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vs. Atl 
4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET23:30 GMT7:30 4:30 PM MST6:30 PM EST3:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 PM CTNaN:�
vs. SA 
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Heat stave off Pacers

(TSX / STATS) -- MIAMI -- In their home opener last season, the Miami Heat squandered a double-digit lead and lost to the Charlotte Hornets, setting the tone for an 11-30 start.

The Heat appeared headed for a similar home-opening fate against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night. Miami built a 21-point third quarter lead and nearly surrendered it before holding off a late Pacers' rally for a 112-108 victory.

James Johnson's two free throws with 11 seconds remaining provided the final margin for Miami.

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Leaders
Points: Hassan Whiteside26.0
Rebounds: Hassan Whiteside22.0
Assists: James Johnson8.0
FG%: Hassan Whiteside61.1%
Steals: Dion Waiters2.00
Blocks: James Johnson3.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 112.0 (22)
Rebounds: 48.0 (23)
Assists: 20.0 (8)
FG%: 46.2% (20)
FT%: 74.0% (8)
3P%: 37.5% (19)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 110.5 (11)
Rebounds: 44.5 (17)
Assists: 25.5 (3)
FG%: 47.1% (8)
FT%: 67.7% (28)
3P%: 34.4% (16)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Washington 2 0 1.000 --
Orlando 2 1 .667 0.5
Charlotte 1 1 .500 1.0
Miami 1 1 .500 1.0
Atlanta 1 2 .333 1.5
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/14/2017 DeAndre Liggins Waived
10/14/2017 Erik McCree Waived
10/14/2017 Tony Mitchell Waived
10/12/2017 Tony Mitchell Signed as Free Agent
10/12/2017 Larry Drew II Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/20/2017 Hassan Whiteside Bruised left knee
10/12/2017 Rodney McGruder Leg stress fracture
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