INDIANAPOLIS – LeBron James grabbed a seat on Miami’s bench, lowered his head and stared down at the floor.

Way down.

The Heat are in a hole.

Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Indiana Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than favored Miami, throttled the malfunctioning Heat 94-75 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Thursday night.

Overlooked in the regular season and given little chance to upset the reigning East champions, the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Game 4 will be Sunday at Indianapolis.

James scored 22 — 16 in the first half before wearing down — and Mario Chalmers added 25 for Miami. But Dwyane Wade, banged up and possibly slowed by a more serious injury, scored only five on 2-of-13 shooting for the Heat, already missing forward Chris Bosh because of a strained abdominal muscle and not expected to return for this series.

“It’s obvious he wasn’t himself.” James said of Wade. “Does he want to play better? Of course. He’s one of the best players in the world.”

Wade didn’t play like one and also had an angry exchange during a timeout in the third quarter with Coach Erik Spoelstra, who dismissed it as a heat-of-battle incident.

“That happens,” Spoelstra said. “Anybody that has been part of a team or has been a coach or been a player, you have no idea how often things like that happen. That was during a very emotional part of the game. We were getting our butt kicked. Those exchanges happen all the time in an NBA season.

“There’s going to be a lot of times where guys say something, you don’t like it. You get over it and you move on. We’re all connected. Dwyane and I have been together for a long time, a long time. We’ve been through basically everything. A lot of different roles, a lot of different teams. That really is nothing. That’s the least of our concern. That type of fire, shoot, that’s good. That’s the least of our concerns. Our concern is Sunday.”

Wade wouldn’t discuss the dispute.

SPURS 105, CLIPPERS 88: Tony Parker scored 22 points, Tim Duncan had 18 and San Antonio won at home, pushing its winning streak to 16 and taking a 2-0 lead in a Western Conference semifinal series.

Chris Paul had 10 points for the Clippers.