ORLANDO — The Pacers lost Victor Oladipo to an eye injury, and saw the Heat dominate in the final quarter for a 113-101 win in game one of the first round NBA playoffs.
Oladipo left the game early when he was poked in the eye. According to the Pacers, he visited the on-campus NBA clinic for further evaluation of his left eye. Initial evaluation showed no immediate concerns and Oladipo will be monitored over the next few days. His status is day-to-day.
The Pacers were down by as many as 10 points in the third quarter, but trailed by just one heading into the final period. The Heat outscored Indiana 32-21 in the fourth for the win.
T.J Warren and Malcolm Brogdon each had 22 points for Indiana. Jimmy Butler was high man for Miami with 28 and Goran Dragic finished with 24.
Game two is Thursday at 1 p.m.