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Roundup: Heat drop Dallas in OT

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, right, drove against Miami Heat's LeBron James during the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Miami. The Heat won 119-109 in overtime.

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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, right, drove against Miami Heat's LeBron James during the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, in Miami. The Heat won 119-109 in overtime.

LeBron James scored 32 points and finished one assist shy of a triple-double, Dwyane Wade scored 27 points, and the Heat rallied both early and late before beating the Dallas Mavericks, 119-109, in overtime Wednesday night in Miami.

Chris Bosh scored 17 points and Ray Allen added 15 for Miami, which extended its Eastern Conference-leading record to 22-8. The Heat trailed by 12 in the opening minutes, and then dug their way out of a 6-point hole in the final 3:02 of regulation.

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James had 12 rebounds and nine assists for the Heat, who wound up going on what became a 16-3 run late, including 7-0 to start overtime.

O.J. Mayo scored 30 points and Dirk Nowitzki — still working his way back from knee surgery — added 19 in 29 minutes for the Mavericks, who fell to 0-6 in overtime this season.

Vince Carter had 15 points, Chris Kaman scored 14, and Darren Collison finished with 11 for the Mavericks.

Allen hit a 3-pointer to start overtime, James scored on a stepback over Nowitzki, and Wade came up with a steal and dunk to put Miami up, 110-103, early in the extra session. James sealed it with a 3-point play with 48.6 seconds left, pushing the Heat edge to 118-109.

Nets 110, Thunder 93 — Joe Johnson scored a season-high 33 points, Deron Williams added 19 points and 13 assists, and Brooklyn snapped Oklahoma City’s 12-game home winning streak in a game featuring the first ejection of Kevin Durant’s career.

The Nets squandered a 23-point lead and allowed Oklahoma City to tie it at 85 before ripping off a 23-8 run to seize control right back. Durant was ejected near the end of the surge, arguing with Danny Crawford after the referee had already issued a technical foul against Kendrick Perkins.

Durant scored 27 points and Russell Westbrook had 26 points and 10 assists for Oklahoma City.

Bulls 96, Magic 94 — Carlos Boozer had a season-high 31 points and 11 rebounds, Luol Deng scored 23 points and Chicago won in Orlando.

Taj Gibson added 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who played without center Joakim Noah. Chicago was outrebounded, 37-34, in Noah’s absence but exploited an injury-plagued Magic frontcourt, outscoring them, 42-32, in the paint.

Suns 95, 76ers 89 — Luis Scola scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half and host Phoenix beat Philadelphia to snap a six-game losing streak.

Jazz 106, Timberwolves 84 — Gordon Haywad scored 17 points, Enes Kanter had 15 and Utah beat Minnesota in Salt Lake City to snap a three-game losing streak.

Warriors 115, Clippers 94 — Stephen Curry scored 17 points and host Golden State easily held off Los Angeles for its fourth straight victory.

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