Milwaukee took the lead twice more and Miami tied it quickly both times. The Bucks went for the win late, but Monta Ellis missed a jumper, Henson couldn't score on the rebound, and the Heat eventually controlled the ball and got a stoppage with 1.4 seconds left. They just didn't get a shot off — Ellis knocked the ball from Wade's hands before he could fire off a chance at the win, and the teams went to overtime tied at 98.
"Small margin of error against that team," Bucks coach Scott Skiles said. "And we still had a shot to win the game. It just didn't go in."
The Heat ran out to an early 37-19 lead, and the margin still seemed more than comfortable at 44-28 with 4:10 left in the half, when the Bucks seemed to be coming completely apart.
Larry Sanders committed a personal foul, didn't like the call and let everyone know his feelings. Sanders slammed the ball toward the basket for one technical, started complaining, kept complaining, picked up the second technical and then appeared to even have a few choice words for his own bench as he departed for the Milwaukee locker room.
For whatever reason, the game changed in that instant.
Milwaukee scored the next 13 points and closed the half on a 16-2 run — the last three of those points coming in the most unexpected way, with Dalembert connecting from about 27 feet. Dalembert had missed all 10 of his previous 3-point tries in his career.
"Guys get up to play us and we understand that," James said. "Guys are in this league for a reason."
NOTES: Jennings and Ellis combined to miss their first 10 shots. Jennings scored with 3:28 left in the half, the first points of the Bucks' 13-0 run. ... With Thanksgiving on Thursday, Wade and James revealed some of their must-have side dishes. James said he's "not participating" in Thanksgiving if he doesn't have candied yams and macaroni and cheese on his plate; Wade said he needs "some good stuffing to set me right." ... Skiles said he expects F Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (offseason knee surgery) at practice "within the next week or so."