NBA: Heat's Big Three scores 80 in OT victory

2012-11-22T00:00:00Z NBA: Heat's Big Three scores 80 in OT victoryThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 22, 2012 12:00 am  • 

MIAMI - LeBron James had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 28 more points, and the Miami Heat scored the first six points of overtime on the way to beating the Milwaukee Bucks 113-106 on Wednesday night.

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 three-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.

• Pacers 115, Hornets 107, OT: In Indianapolis, Paul George scored 33 of his career-high 37 points after halftime, and Roy Hibbert had a triple-double to help Indiana beat New Orleans in overtime.

George made a team record nine three-pointers, all after halftime. Hibbert had 10 points, 11 rebounds and a career-best 11 blocks, and David West and George Hill each scored 16 points for the Pacers (6-7), who have won three of four.

Robin Lopez had 21 points and 13 rebounds for New Orleans, but he made just 3 of 17 field goals. Jason Smith added 18 points for the Hornets (3-7), who lost their fifth straight.

No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis missed his second consecutive game for New Orleans with a stress reaction in his left ankle.

• Spurs 112, Celtics 100: In Boston, Tony Parker scored a season-high 26 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds for San Antonio.

Reserve Tiago Splitter added a season-high 23 points, many coming when the Spurs took charge late in the third and early in the fourth.

Rajon Rondo had 22 points and extended his consecutive streak of double-digit assist games to 35 with 15. Paul Pierce, who sprained his ankle in a 20-point loss at Detroit on Sunday, had 19 points.

DeJuan Blair chipped in with 12 points for the Spurs (9-3), but it was Parker winning the battle of elite point guards against Rondo that carried San Antonio.

Brandon Bass scored 16 and Kevin Garnett 14 for Boston (6-6).

• Bobcats 98, Raptors 97: In Charlotte, N.C., Ramon Sessions hit a 16-footer with 28 seconds left, and Charlotte made a late defensive stand to beat Toronto a fifth win in the past six games.

The Bobcats led by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter, but the Raptors took the lead after a late run.

Sessions made a jumper from just beyond the foul line that hit the rim twice before falling through to give the Bobcats the lead.

Toronto had four shots to win it, but two resulted in blocks and Andrea Bargnani's baseline jumper fell short as time expired.

Kemba Walker had 19 points and seven assists for the Bobcats, while Sessions and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist each had 14 points.

Bargnani had 25 points and Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors.

• Magic 90, Pistons 74: In Orlando, Fla., 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.

Orlando struggled to compete with Detroit's big men early, but used the big run to blow open the game. The surge included a more than 10-minute scoring drought by the Pistons.

Greg Monroe scored 19 points, and Rodney Stuckey added 13 for Detroit, which connected on just 28 of its 85 field goal attempts for the night.

The Magic stopped a two-game losing streak. They continue a five-game homestand Friday against Cleveland.

The Pistons lost to the Magic for the second time in a week. They return home Friday to host Toronto.

• Cavaliers 92, 76ers 83: In Cleveland, Jeremy Pargo, filling in for injured Kyrie Irving, scored a career-high 28 points, and Cleveland broke a six-game losing streak.

The Cavaliers came into the game with a 2-8 record, but stopped the Sixers' three-game winning streak despite not having Irving. The NBA's reigning rookie of the year is expected to miss a month with a broken left index finger. He was injured Saturday against Dallas and played the next night in Philadelphia before an MRI revealed a crack in the bone.

Dion Waiters scored 16 points, and Alonzo Gee added 14 for Cleveland. Anderson Varejao scored 10 points and had 19 rebounds.

Editor's note

Because of early holiday deadlines, today's Star does not include some NBA, college basketball and high school basketball, soccer and wrestling results.

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