Allen scores 18 as Heat top Grizzlies 91-86

  • Associated Press
  • March 21, 2014 - 9:40 PM

MIAMI — Ray Allen scored 18 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 91-86 comeback victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night.

Miami rallied from an 84-77 deficit with 4:08 remaining and scored 11 unanswered points. Allen's 3-pointer with 3:27 remaining began the comeback and Dwyane Wade's jumper with 1:32 remaining tied at 84. Wade's two free throws with 1:04 left gave the Heat their first lead since early in the third quarter.

After Mike Miller missed a 3-point attempt with 51 seconds remaining for the Grizzles, LeBron James' jumper with 24 seconds left capped the Heat's late rally for an 88-84 advantage.

James finished with 15 points, and Wade and Mario Chalmers scored 14 points each for the Heat.

Zach Randolph scored 25 points and had 14 rebounds for Grizzlies. Marc Gasol finished with 14 points, but left with an ankle injury midway through the third quarter.

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