James strikes late in Miami win
The Miami Heat edged the Orlando Magic 97-96 with LeBron James scoring a go-ahead lay-up with 3.2 seconds remaining.
James scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade 24 and Chris Bosh added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Heat gave up a 20-point lead in the second half before rallying late on to turn around a five-point deficit and extend their winning run to 16 games.
Nic Vucevic had 25 points and 21 rebounds for the Magic, Jameer Nelson and Tobias Harris had 16 each, Arron Afflalo 13 and Maurice Harkless 12.
The Boston Celtics were also on comeback form from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to defeat the Indiana Pacers 83-81.
Kevin Garnett found Jeff Green all alone under the basket for a lay-up with 0.5 seconds remaining to complete the recovery win.
Garnett led the Celtics with 18 points and 10 rebounds and Paul George scored 16 points for the Pacers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Utah Jazz 104-101 despite trailing 100-92 with less then three minutes to go, Kyrie Irving scoring 20 points.
The Jazz, who have lost five of six, had 25 points from Gordon Hayward and 17 from Enes Kanter.
Brooklyn Nets ended a run of two straight losses and four defeats in five with a 99-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Jeff Teague scored 27 points for the Atlanta Hawks who halted a three-game losing streak with a 107-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
New York Knicks pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat the Detroit Pistons 87-77 with Raymond Felton scoring 26 points for the winners.
Marc Gasol scored 23 points and also had 12 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 91-85.
Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run at the end of the fourth quarter as the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 25-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-102.
The Minnesota Timberwolves ended a six-game losing run with an 87-82 win against the Washington Wizards with Ricky Rubio scoring 15 points to go with 11 assists, seven rebounds and six steals.
Dallas Mavericks were 112-108 winners over Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 101-83, Toronto Raptors triumphed 98-71 over the Phoenix Suns, the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-101 and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Sacramento Kings 87-83.
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