NBA | Wade gives Heat last-gasp victory
A buzzer-beater sealed the win over Utah. The Nets beat the Warriors with clutch plays.
MIAMI - Dwyane Wade hit a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer to give the Miami Heat a 104-102 win over the Utah Jazz last night.
Wade finished with 20 points for Miami, which wasted a 16-point second-half lead - but won when the 2006 NBA finals MVP pump-faked, shot and saw the ball bounce off the rim and through the hoop as time expired.
Shaquille O'Neal finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Daequan Cook had 15 points, including a crucial three-pointer with 28.2 seconds left, for Miami.
Deron Williams scored 22 points, Andrei Kirilenko had 21 and C.J. Miles scored 14 of his 20 points in the fourth for Utah, which took its only lead of the second half on a pair of free throws by Matt Harpring with 46.3 seconds remaining.
But Cook hit his three-pointer to put Miami back on top and, after Carlos Boozer tied it with a jumper, Wade came through with the winner.
Nets 100, Warriors 95
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Richard Jefferson scored 31 points, Jason Kidd collected his 94th career triple-double, and New Jersey beat Golden State.
Vince Carter finished with 23 points - including a three-pointer with 24.6 seconds left - for the Nets, who led by 14 in the first half and needed some clutch plays to get the win.
New Jersey was trailing, 95-94, when Carter made a three-pointer from the left corner with two seconds remaining on the shot clock to put the Nets in front again.
Kidd, who finished with 15 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds, made two free throws with 22.1 seconds left to seal the victory.
Pacers 93, Wizards 85
INDIANAPOLIS - Danny Granger scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, and Indiana beat Washington.
Jermaine O'Neal had 18 points for the Pacers.
Antawn Jamison finished with 29 points and 12 rebounds, and Roger Mason scored a career-high 20 points for Washington, which played without injured starters Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler and Antonio Daniels.
Hornets 110, T'wolves 76
NEW ORLEANS - Chris Paul had 19 points, 15 assists and five steals in only 30 minutes, helping New Orleans to a victory over Minnesota.
Paul had his 14th double-double of the season early in the third quarter, when New Orleans built a 27-point lead and soon after went with a lineup of all reserves to finish it off.
Spurs 99, Clippers 90
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Tim Duncan had 34 points and a season-high 18 rebounds, and San Antonio beat Los Angeles.
Rookie Al Thornton led the Clippers with 25 points in his second career start.
Rockets 116, Bulls 98
CHICAGO - Tracy McGrady returned to the Houston lineup and had 20 points and eight assists to lead the Rockets past the Bulls.
Yao Ming had 18 points and eight rebounds.
Bucks 103, Bobcats 99
MILWAUKE - Yi Jianlian scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Michael Redd added 27 points to help Milwaukee outlast road-weary Charlotte.
The game was delayed 15 minutes after the Bobcats needed nearly 11 hours to get to Milwaukee after their flight left Charlotte at 9 a.m. After several diversions and a refueling and food stop, the team finally landed at Midway Airport in Chicago and took a bus, arriving 60 minutes before tip-off.
Suns 122, Raptors 103
PHOENIX - Phoenix raced past Toronto despite a career-high 42 points by the Raptors' Chris Bosh.