The Heat was playing its fourth road game in five days and were facing a team that had just gotten a 2-day break and had hoped to make amends for a 35-point loss last month in Miami. Instead, Indiana got Miami at full power.
Miami matched the three-game feat last achieved by Phoenix from Dec. 21-23, 1979. Plus, at 23-7, Miami has now tied the franchise's best start.
"Our guys wanted this challenge and we were well aware it had not been done in 40 years, to back-to-back-to-back on the road and be able to stay focused," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. "We threw out anything we could have used as a crutch."
In other games:
* At Oklahoma City, James Harden scored 22 points, Kevin Durant added 21 as the Thunder beat Utah for the second time in five days, 111-85.
* At Auburn Hills, Mich., Tim Duncan had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and San Antonio overcame a spirited Detroit rally to beat the Pistons, 99-95, for its eighth consecutive victory.
* At Denver, Arron Afflalo scored 20 points, Ty Lawson had 17 and the Nuggets broke open a close game in the third quarter to beat short-handed Phoenix, 109-92. The Suns rested starters Steve Nash and Grant Hill.
* At Chicago, Luol Deng came through with 23 points and a career-high 11 assists, and Chicago beat Sacramento, 121-115, after watching a 19-point, fourth-quarter lead dwindle to two.
* At Memphis, Mike Conley scored 21 points, and Rudy Gay added 20 points and eight rebounds to lead Memphis over Houston, 93-83.
* At Portland, Nick Young scored 35 points and John Wall had 29 as the Washington beat the Trail Blazers, 124-109. The Wizards improved to 7-22 overall, 3-10 on the road.