Dwyane Wade scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh added 23 points, and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic, 91-81, Sunday night to extend their home winning streak to 13 games.
LeBron James finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals for the Heat. His pass with 3:46 left made it past two Magic defenders and set up Bosh for perhaps the clincher, a 3-point play that stretched Miami’s lead to 84-73.
And with the way Miami was playing defense, that was enough: Orlando scored 12 points in a span of nearly 16 minutes in the second half. Dwight Howard finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds for Orlando. Quentin Richardson was 5 for 7 on 3-pointers for a 15-point night for the Magic.
It was a 69-68 game before Wade made back-to-back shots to give Miami breathing room, and the Heat never gave up control again.
Jazz 103, Lakers 99 - Paul Millsap scored 24 points, Enes Kanter added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Utah handed Los Angeles just its second home loss since Christmas.
Rookie Alec Burks scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter for the Jazz, who snapped the Lakers’ five-game winning streak while winning three straight games of their own for the first time in two months.
Clippers 87, Pistons 83 - Chris Paul scored 9 of his 19 points in overtime and added a season-high 15 assists to carry host Los Angeles past Detroit.
Blake Griffin had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and he tipped in Paul’s missed layup with 19 seconds left in regulation before Paul swiped the ball from Tayshaun Prince to send it to overtime.
After hitting two long jumpers early in overtime, Paul grabbed control of a jump-ball tip and got it to Randy Foye for a layup with seven seconds left. Paul added two free throws with 3.4 seconds to seal the win.
Kings 115, Timberwolves 99 - Marcus Thornton scored 24 points and host Sacramento used a strong second half to beat slumping Minnesota.
The Kings were tied at halftime, but gained the lead for good by outscoring Minnesota, 33-25, in the third quarter. Sacramento quickly built on its 8-point lead after three quarters and the Timberwolves trailed by double digits for much of the fourth.
Grizzlies 97, Wizards 92 - Rudy Gay scored 27 points, including 5 in the final 23.9 seconds, as host Memphis dumped Washington.
Suns 99, Rockets 86 - Michael Redd scored a season-high 25 points off the bench and host Phoenix won its fourth straight by toppling Houston.
Thunder 111, Trail Blazers 95 - Russell Westbrook scored 28 points and Kevin Durant had 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists as host Oklahoma City routed Portland.
Hawks 103, Cavaliers 87 - Joe Johnson scored 28 points and shorthanded Atlanta rolled in Cleveland.