Wade lifts Heat over Thunder
MIAMI – Dwyane Wade scored 28 points, including two free throws with 1.5 seconds left that put Miami ahead to stay, and the Heat topped Oklahoma City 97-95 on Thursday night in a game with 38 lead changes and 11 ties.
"Like a playoff atmosphere," Wade said. "For our young team, that hasn't been in many of these kind of games, it was great."
Russell Westbrook, who missed a three at the buzzer, and Kevin Durant each scored 25 for the Thunder.
•NUGGETS FINALLY WIN: Will Barton came off the bench to score 22 points as the Nuggets stopped an eight-game losing streak, beating the host Raptors 106-105.
•DEADLY ON THREES: Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points, going 7-for-9 on three-pointers, to lead the visiting Spurs past the Grizzlies 103-83. He also had eight rebounds.
•MAGIC ROLL ON: Tobias Harris scored 17 points as the Magic beat the host Jazz 103-94 for their season-best fifth straight win. Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 24 points.
•COACH K DEFENDS OKAFOR: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski still supports his former player, 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor, whose recent public fight earned him a two-game suspension from the NBA. "He is one of the most loving, good kids who has ever happened on this Earth. But he did a couple stupid things," Krzyzewski said.
•IRVING HEALED: Cavs guard Kyrie Irving was cleared to play after a broken left kneecap.