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Down 15 points Heat stun Pacers
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MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.

LeBron James scored 24 on a bad left ankle for the Heat, who closed within a game of the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers. Chris Bosh added 15 points for Miami, including a 3 that tied it late in the fourth.

James set up Allen for the 3 that put Miami in front for good with 59.5 seconds left, capping a 10-0 run.

Paul George scored 25 points but missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with 4 seconds left. David West had 23 and Lance Stephenson added 13 for the Pacers, who have dropped two straight.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Love had 29 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, powering Minnesota to the victory.

Nikola Pekovic had 30 points and nine rebounds and Kevin Martin scored 22 for the Timberwolves, who led by 32 in the second quarter and held off a charge in the second half from the Blazers.

Damian Lillard had 36 points, six assists and six rebounds and LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points and 14 boards for the weary Trail Blazers, who lost for the first time in six games. It was just their fifth loss of the season in 27 games and came at the end of a four-game road trip.


NEW YORK (AP) — John Wall scored 21 points and made two big defensive plays against Deron Williams down the stretch to lead Washington over Brooklyn.

Nene added 17 points in his return from injury for the Wizards, who completed a New York sweep after a victory over the Knicks on Monday following a four-game losing streak.

Trevor Ariza and Bradley Beal each finished with 15 points.


ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trey Burke had a career-high 30 points and eight assists, leading Utah to the road win.

Orlando had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but Jameer Nelson’s layup rolled off the rim and was rebounded by Utah with just 3 seconds left. Gordon Hayward, who scored 15 points for the Jazz, then made a pair of free throws.

The Jazz snapped a two-game losing streak and extended their win streak over the Magic to six games.

Orlando played without leading scorer Arron Afflalo, who was sick. He had started every game this season.

Nelson led Orlando with 17 points. Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and 14 rebounds.


TORONTO (AP) — Kemba Walker hit a buzzer-beating jumper in overtime, and Charlotte snapped a three-game losing streak in Toronto.

Walker had 29 points and Al Jefferson collected 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Bobcats won their second straight. Five of Jefferson’s points came in overtime.

Charlotte had six players score in double figures. Josh McRoberts had 13 points, Ramon Sessions and Gerald Henderson each scored 11 and Anthony Tolliver finished with 10 points.


BOSTON (AP) — Brandon Jennings led Detroit to its third win in four games, scoring 28 points and matching his season high with 14 assists.

Andre Drummond had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Josh Smith added 20 points for the Pistons, who won for the seventh time in 11 games overall.

Jared Sullinger scored 19 points, Jordan Crawford had 17 and Avery Bradley 14 for the Celtics, who lost for just the third time in nine games.

Boston’s Jeff Green missed a driving one-hander wildly just before the horn sounded. He had 13 points.