The Pacers needed a big win tonight against Miami. They didn't get it.
Indiana fell 1.5 games behind Orlando for the final playoff spot with a 100-96 loss at Miami.
Dwayne Wade scored 14 of his 23 points in the 4th quarter to rally the Heat back from a 7-point deficit. Shaquille O'Neal added 21 points in the win.
In Chicago, the Bulls picked up their 9th win in 11 games with a 100-81 win over Charlotte. The Bulls remained a half-game ahead of Cleveland and 1 1/2 game lead over Toronto for the 2nd seed in the East.
Kirk Hinrich scored 18 points and dished out 8 assists in the win. Ben Gordon led all scores with 20.