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(SportsNetwork. Authentic Alec Burks Jazz Jersey .com) - A pair of Eastern Conference foes square off New Years Eve with the Miami Heat paying a visit to the Indiana Pacers. The Heat went a disappointing 2-5 on a recent homestand and are scheduled to play two straight and seven of the next eight games on the road. They are 8-6 as the visitor this season. Miami closed the South Beach residency with Mondays 102-101 loss to the Orlando Magic. Magic guard Victor Oladipo tied the game with under a minute left, then his free throw snapped the deadlock in the closing seconds. He then defended well on Dwyane Wades potential game-winning shot. We have to work a little bit better on execution, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of the final play. Wade said he didnt have a lane to get off a good shot. He scored 25 points (15 in fourth quarter) and made all 11 of his free throws, while Chris Bosh posted 20 points and eight rebounds in his return to the floor. Bosh had missed the previous eight games (3-5) with a calf injury. Danny Granger scored 21 points and Luol Deng added 14 in defeat. The Heat will visit Houston Saturday and have won their last two games on New Years Eve. Indiana will wrap up a short homestand and dropped a 92-90 decision to rival Chicago on Monday. Jimmy Butler tallied 27 points and nine rebounds to lead the Bulls, while Pau Gasol added 20 points. The Bulls blew a 21-point lead thanks to a furious rally by Indiana that came up just short. George Hill and C.J. Miles scored 11 points apiece for the Pacers, who took a three-point lead (86-83) late in the fourth quarter thanks to 20 unanswered points. Butler later buried a key 3-pointer to hold off Indiana and C.J. Watson missed a 3-pointer from the corner. The Pacers bench outscored Chicagos second unit 48-16 on the night. Chris Copeland scored a team-high 17 points to lead Indianas reserves. Get stops and play quick, said Copeland. We really dug in defensively, we moved the ball. Everybody stayed dangerous, and that led to the comeback. The Pacers bench has combined for 40 or more points in each of the past five games and 11 of the previous 13. Indiana, which had won three of four games before losing to Chicago, is 6-9 at home this season and will start a four-game road trip Friday against Milwaukee, the Los Angeles Lakers, Utah and Golden State. The Pacers took the first of four meetings against Miami with an 81-75 victory in South Beach on Nov. 12. Wade had 20 points to lead the Heat, while Copeland paced the visitors with 17. Roy Hibbert had 16 and 15 rebounds in that one for Indiana. The Pacers have won five straight regular season home matchups over Miami. Authentic Utah Jazz Jerseys . -- Byron Scott is taking over the Los Angeles Lakers with the vocal support of his fellow Showtime greats. Cheap Karl Malone Jersey . - Kobe Bryant and LeBron James traded hugs, big shots and verbal jabs all night with warmth and humour.SAN FRANCISCO -- Buck Showalter has seen enough of his Baltimore Orioles this season to know they can turn a tight game into a runaway in just a couple of swings. Waiting for it to happen is still just as tough. J.J. Hardy hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Adam Jones added a three-run shot in the ninth and the Orioles pounded the San Francisco Giants 10-2 on Sunday. "Ill tell you, if Id had known how they were going to turn out, Id enjoy them a lot more," Showalter said. "But I dont. Your brain hurts after a while." Hardys 21st home run of the season gave the Orioles a 3-2 lead. Four players drove in a run in the eighth, and Jones hit his 24th homer in the ninth. Every player in Baltimores starting lineup finished with at least one hit. "Its an offence thats capable of doing that for sure," Hardy said. "We feel like were always able to put some runs on the board, and if our pitching keeps it close, weve got a good shot." Brandon Belt and Hunter Pence each hit RBI doubles off Bud Norris in the first before Baltimore scored 10 unanswered runs. Matt Cain (7-8) retired 15 of the first 16 batters he faced. He struck out five and walked one in seven innings, allowing only an RBI single by Nate McLouth in the sixth before Hardys homer carried over left fielder Jeff Francoeur and into the first row. "I thought it was a pop-up that Francoeur would have caught easily. It just kept going," Cain said. Troy Patton (2-0) tossed one scoreless inning of relief to help Baltimore to its fourth win in five games. Norris gave up six hits, struck out two and walked two in five innings. He had won his first two starts since the Orioles acquired the right-hander from Houston on July 31. Norris wanted to stay in the game but was hit for in the fifth. He said he goes into every start "programmed" to throw 120 pitches, though Showalter said he called Norris out on his math, saying he averages about 98 a game. Even still, Norris enjoyed watching the offensive outburst in the late innings. "Its a lot of fun. Its something Im definitely not really used to" coming from the Astros, he said. "Screaming in the clubhouse, I think I scared one of the trainers off the table." The finale between the black-and-orange and the orange-and-black turned out to be a one-sided affair. Cheap Authentic Jazz Jerseys. Cain, long accustomed to receiving little run support, baffled Baltimores batters most of the afternoon. He sent down the first eight he faced before Norris comebacker bounced off his glove, knocked him down and trickled around for an infield single. The Orioles couldnt crack Cain again until Brian Roberts tripled leading off the sixth. After pinch-hitter Henry Urrutia struck out, Nate McLouth singled to slice San Franciscos lead to 2-1. A day after hitting his majors-leading 42nd home run, Chris avis doubled off the 399-foot marker in centre leading off the seventh. Two batters later, Hardy homered to left to put the Orioles ahead. Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters, Jones and Roberts all drove in a run in the eighth to put Baltimore up 7-2. Three of the runs were charged to lefty Jose Mijares, and the other to Sandy Rosario. Jones sent a changeup from starter-turned-reliever Barry Zito over the wall in left in the ninth to put the Orioles up 10-2. That sent most of the announced sellout crowd of 41,622 headed for the exits. San Franciscos stagnant offence never put up a fight. The Orioles retired 17 of the final 19 batters for the Giants. Buster Posey, the reigning NL MVP and batting champion, is hitless in his last four games and in a 2-for-19 skid. World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval, who turned 27 on Sunday, snapped a 0-for-20 skid when he singled in the sixth and also walked twice. "We scored two runs early and then its like we sit around and wait," said Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, who was 0 for 3 with a walk. "We just kind of sit on the two-run lead and think thats all we need. A lot of times with our pitchers it is, but we have to pile on when we can." NOTES: Orioles INF Wilson Betemit (right knee) will begin a rehab assignment at Class-A Frederick on Monday, while OF Lew Ford (sports hernia) will report to Double-A Bowie on Tuesday. ... Giants CF Angel Pagan is progressing well in Arizona from left hamstring surgery and could be ready to make a rehab start soon, manager Bruce Bochy said. The Giants hope Pagan can return around Sept. 1. ... The Orioles begin a three-game series at Arizona on Monday. The Giants are travelling to Washington on Monday to open a three-game set against the Nationals on Tuesday. Cheap Jerseys From China wholesale jerseys ' ' '