WASHINGTON -- What became apparent with Saturday night's
With Sunday's 102-97 victory over the
David West scored 21 points and Lance Stephenson had his NBA-leading fifth triple-double (17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists) of the season in leading Indiana past Oklahoma City. Paul George finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Kevin Durant finished with 38 points for Oklahoma City (58-22) on a day it could have locked up the second seed in the West.
Sunday's victory improved the Pacers' record to 55-26. The Heat, who were idle Sunday, are 54-26. While the Heat and Pacers finished their season series tied, 2-2, the Pacers hold the tiebreaker by virtue of a superior Eastern Conference record, 37-14 to 34-16.
With Heat forward
"We'll see how our bodies feel," Spoelstra said, giving his team Sunday off. "As usual with our camp, we'll be day to day."