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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) scores a break away dunk in front of Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Paul George scored 23 points and Roy Hibbert had 21, leading the Indiana Pacers back from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit for an 84-83 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

The NBA's best home team ended a two-game losing streak, took a 2-1 lead in the season series against the two-time defending champions and rebuilt a three-game advantage in the race for the Eastern Conference's top seed. Indiana (52-20) also clinched its second straight Central Division crown, something it hadn't done since 1998-99 and 1999-2000.

LeBron James scored 38 points, but missed a potential go-ahead 3 late. Chris Bosh had a jumper at the buzzer to win it but it hit nothing but air.

George had two monster dunks -- one over LeBron James -- to get the Pacers back in the game.

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