LeBron James had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 28 more points and the Heat scored the first 6 points of overtime on the way to beating the Milwaukee Bucks, 113-106, Wednesday night in Miami.
Chris Bosh scored 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, his most in a Heat uniform. James also had eight assists and Ray Allen scored 17 points for the Heat, who moved to 5-0 at home.
Allen’s 3-pointer with 1:07 left sealed it for Miami, giving the Heat a 109-100 lead.
John Henson came off the bench to finish with 17 points and 18 rebounds for Milwaukee. Brandon Jennings scored 19 on 9-for-25 shooting for the Bucks, who got 16 from Mike Dunleavy, 11 from Tobias Harris and 10 from Samuel Dalembert.
Miami outscored Milwaukee, 15-8 in overtime, meaning the last run belonged to the Heat, who survived despite wasting an early 18-point lead.
In fact, it was Miami which had to rally just to extend the game late.
Down 7 late in the fourth quarter, the Heat reclaimed the lead with a 10-0 run. James played quarterback for much of the burst, hitting a 3-pointer, setting up Wade for a score that tied the game and eventually finding Allen in the right corner for another 3 and a 94-91 lead.
Milwaukee took the lead twice more and Miami tied it quickly both times. The Bucks went for the win late, but Monta Ellis missed a jumper, Henson couldn’t score on the rebound, and the Heat eventually controlled the ball and got a stoppage with 1.4 seconds left. They just didn’t get a shot off — Ellis knocked the ball from Wade’s hands before he could fire off a chance at the buzzer, and the teams tied at 98.
Thunder 117, Clippers 111 — Kevin Durant scored 35 points, Russell Westbrook added 23 and Oklahoma City’s All-Star tandem scored all of the Thunder’s points in overtime in a victory over visiting Los Angeles.
The Clippers, who came in tied for the best record in the Western Conference, had a six-game winning streak snapped.
Westbrook connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing to open the scoring in overtime, and Durant rattled one in from about the same spot two possessions later for a 108-104 advantage.
Nuggets 101, Timberwolves 94 — Andre Iguodala had 18 points and nine rebounds to spoil Kevin Love’s surprise season debut in Denver’s victory in Minnesota.
Love scored 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, helping the Wolves take a 17-point lead in the first half.
Rockets 93, Bulls 89 — James Harden scored 28 points, Patrick Patterson added 20 and the host Houston snapped a three-game losing streak.
Cavaliers 92, 76ers 83 — Jeremy Pargo, filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving, scored a career-high 28 points and host Cleveland broke a six-game losing streak.
Magic 90, Pistons 74 — Andrew Nicholson scored 15 points, Glen Davis had 11 points and 14 rebounds, and Orlando used a 21-0 run to open the third quarter to earn a victory over visiting Detroit.
Bobcats 98, Raptors 97 — Ramon Sessions hit a 16-footer with 28 seconds left and host Charlotte made a late defensive stand to beat Toronto for its fifth win in six games.
Pacers 115, Hornets 107 — Paul George scored 33 of his career-high 37 points after halftime and Roy Hibbert had a triple-double to help Indiana beat visiting New Orleans in overtime.
Hawks 101, Wizards 100 — Kyle Korver hit a long 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime and host Atlanta extended Washington’s franchise-worst start to 0-10.
Mavericks 114, Knicks 111 — O.J. Mayo scored 10 of 27 points over the final six minutes of the third quarter, when host Dallas charged ahead beat New York.
Suns 114, Trail Blazers 87 — Marcin Gortat scored a season-high 22 points in only three quarters and Phoenix routed Portland to snap a three-game losing streak.