Granger leads Pacers past Heat 90-88, Murphy out with knee sprain

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Danny Granger scored 28 points and the Indiana Pacers continued their home-court mastery of cold-shooting Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat with a 90-88 victory Wednesday night.

Wade, the NBA scoring leader at almost 30 points a game, scored 21 but was just 5-of-24 from the field and missed a shot at the buzzer that would have tied it.

Indiana trailed by four early in the fourth but took control with a 13-1 run midway through the quarter and held on for their 17th straight win at home against the Heat. Wade has never won in Conseco Fieldhouse.
 
Granger had seven points and T.J. Ford six during Indiana's run, and a 3-pointer by Granger gave the Pacers their biggest lead at 90-80 with under 4 minutes remaining.

Indiana Pacers forward Troy Murphy missed Wednesday night's game against Miami because of a sprained ligament in his left knee.

Coach Jim O'Brien says Murphy injured his MCL during a shootaround earlier in the day and that he is in a lot of pain. He says Murphy will undergo an MRI today.

The 6-foot-11 Murphy is averaging 14.1 points and is third in the NBA at 11.8 rebounds.

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