MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.
LeBron James scored 24 on a bad left ankle for the Heat, who closed within a game of the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers. Chris Bosh added 15 points for Miami, including a 3 that tied it late in the fourth.
James set up Allen for the 3 that put Miami in front for good with 59.5 seconds left, capping a 10-0 run.
Paul George scored 25 points but missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with 4 seconds left. David West had 23 and Lance Stephenson added 13 for the Pacers, who have dropped two straight.
Down by one, the Pacers saw their best chance go awry when George Hill turned the ball over on a bad pass with 14 seconds left. Allen made two free throws with 10.3 seconds remaining to put Miami up by three, and that capped a big comeback win for the two-time defending NBA champions.
TIMBERWOLVES 120, TRAIL BLAZERS 109
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kevin Love had 29 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists, powering Minnesota to the victory.
Nikola Pekovic had 30 points and nine rebounds and Kevin Martin scored 22 for the Timberwolves, who led by 32 in the second quarter and held off a charge in the second half from the Blazers.
Damian Lillard had 36 points, six assists and six rebounds and LaMarcus Aldridge had 15 points and 14 boards for the weary Trail Blazers, who lost for the first time in six games. It was just their fifth loss of the season in 27 games and it came at the end of a four-game road trip.
CLIPPERS 108, PELICANS 95
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan each had a double-double, and the Clippers beat the Pelicans to give coach Doc Rivers a victory over his son's team.
Griffin had 21 points and 10 rebounds before fouling out with 4:05 left, and Jordan added 14 points and 20 boards in the Clippers' third straight victory. Chris Paul added his own double-double against his former team, with 12 points and 11 assists.
Jared Dudley had 20 points as Los Angeles placed seven players in double figures.
Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 24 points and 12 rebounds in his return after missing seven games with a broken left hand. Austin Rivers, the 21-year-old son of Doc Rivers, had two points while playing 14 minutes in a reserve role.
SPURS 108, SUNS 101
PHOENIX (AP) — Manu Ginobili scored 11 of his 24 points in the final four-plus minutes, and San Antonio snapped Phoenix's five-game winning streak.
Tim Duncan added 17 points and 13 rebounds and Kawhi Leonard scored 14 for the Spurs, who were without injured point guard Tony Parker.
Channing Frye scored 15 of his 22 points in the first quarter for the Suns. Goran Dragic had 18 points and Eric Bledsoe 15, but the two guards were a combined 12 of 33 from the field.
Led by Ginobili, the Spurs outscored the Suns 15-6 over the final 4:11 after Phoenix took a 95-93 lead.
MAVERICKS 105, GRIZZLIES 88
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in his return to the lineup and Dallas defeated short-handed Memphis.
The Mavericks (15-10) have won two straight to equal their season high of five games over .500. Memphis (10-15) has lost five in a row and seven of eight.
Monta Ellis scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half for Dallas. Nowitzki added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one blocked shot.
While the Mavericks got their star forward back following a one-game absence due to a stomach virus, Memphis was without three injured starters.
Tayshaun Prince missed his first game this season because of a sore left knee, and the Grizzlies already were without point guard Mike Conley and center Marc Gasol. Tony Allen led Memphis with 16 points and 11 rebounds — 10 on the offensive end.
ROCKETS 109, BULLS 94
HOUSTON (AP) — Dwight Howard scored 23 points and James Harden and Chandler Parsons added 19 each as Houston used a big third-quarter run to pull away from Chicago.
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