Ray Allen had a 4-point play with 6.7 seconds left that put Miami ahead for good, Chris Bosh scored 40 points, and the Heat held off the Denver Nuggets, 119-116, Saturday night in Miami.
LeBron James finished with 20 points, 11 assists, and 9 rebounds, and Allen scored 23 points for the Heat, who escaped when Danilo Gallinari’s 3-point try with two seconds left bounced off the rim.
Dwyane Wade added 14 points for Miami (2-1).
Kenneth Faried and Andre Iguodala each scored 22 points for Denver (0-3).
Andre Miller made his first eight shots and finished with 17 points for the Nuggets, who also got 16 points from JaVale McGee and outrebounded Miami, 47-32.
Trail Blazers 95, Rockets 85 — Rookie Damian Lillard scored 20 points, including 8 in overtime, and Portland slowed down James Harden in Houston.
Lillard and Nicolas Batum each made a 3-pointer to help Portland open an 87-81 lead early in overtime. Harden made a pair of free throws before a reverse layup by Lillard. His second 3-pointer of overtime pushed Portland’s lead to 93-85 with 1:25 remaining.
Harden led the Rockets with 24 points in his home debut.
Pacers 106, Kings 98 — George Hill scored 18 points, including the first 4 in the second overtime, to lead host Indiana past Sacramento.
Sacramento managed only three baskets in the final 10:45, and the Kings (0-3) never led over the final 35½ minutes. Marcus Thornton scored 26 points and DeMarcus Cousins had 21 points and 13 rebounds for Sacramento.
Hornets 89, Bulls 82 — Greivis Vasquez scored 18 points and visiting New Orleans beat Chicago, even though it was missing Anthony Davis.
Robin Lopez and Jason Smith scored 16 apiece. Ryan Anderson added 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Hornets hit 20 of 23 free throws to get the win even though Davis was nursing a mild concussion.
Spurs 110, Jazz 100 — Tony Parker had 24 points and 10 assists to help host San Antonio beat Utah.
Tim Duncan added 19 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio (3-0). Danny Green had 21 points and Kawhi Leonard 13.
Mavericks 126, Bobcats 99 — O.J. Mayo scored 30 points and Dallas remained unbeaten against visiting Charlotte.
Mayo made a career-high seven 3-pointers, including one that put the Mavericks ahead for good late in the second quarter and another that started a 24-8 run for a 76-61 lead in the third.
Bucks 105, Cavaliers 102 — Brandon Jennings hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give host Milwaukee the victory over Cleveland.
The referees used video replay to confirm the shot left Jennings’s hand with .1 seconds left on the clock. Mike Dunleavy had 29 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists for Milwaukee.
Nets 107, Raptors 100 — Brooklyn made a winning return to major pro sports. beating Toronto in the first game at Barclays Center. Brook Lopez scored 27 points and Deron Williams added 19 points and nine assists for the Nets.
Warriors 114, Clippers 110 — Carl Landry and Stephen Curry each scored 23 points and Landry had 10 rebounds to lift visiting Golden State over Los Angeles. Chris Paul and Jamal Crawford scored 27 points each for the Clippers, who got their first loss after strong victories over Memphis (101-92) in Wednesday’s season opener and the Lakers (105-95) Friday night.