LeBron's game-winner lifts Heat over Warriors
Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots a three point shot over Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) with .2 seconds remaining at Oracle Arena. Photo by Cary Edmondson, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Heat 111, Warriors 110
LeBron James swished a three-pointer over the outstretched arms of Andre Iguodala with one-tenth of a second remaining, lifting the Miami Heat to a narrow victory over the Golden State Warriors.
The thrilling finishing capped a sequence in which the teams traded leads four times in the final 1:22 after Golden State rallied from a 21-point deficit earlier.
James just missed a triple-double, adding 13 rebounds and nine assists to his 36 points.
Curry finished with 29 points for the Warriors (31-22) while Miami (37-14) was playing for the second consecutive night without star shooting guard Dwyane Wade, who has been bothered by headaches.
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Clippers 122, Trail Blazers 117
Blake Griffin scored 36 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Portland Trail Blazers in a Western Conference shootout.
Griffin connected on 13-of-21 field goals to lead the Clippers (37-18) to their third straight win and drop Portland (36-17) to its second loss in a row and six in its last eight.
Jamal Crawford scored 25 points and point guard Chris Paul had 20 points and 12 assists, while Portland's LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 25 points and point guard Damian Lillard added 21 points and five assists.
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Jazz 105, 76ers 100
Backup guard Alec Burks scored 26 points, including nine in a row in the final two minutes, to lead the Utah Jazz to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Burks hit six-of-10 shots and 13-of-14 free throws for his game-high scoring night as the Jazz won their season-high third game in a row.
This is the first time Utah (19-33) won more than two consecutive games all season.
Small forward Evan Turner scored 21 points for the 76ers (15-39), who dropped their eighth straight game heading into the All-Star break.