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Wade lifts Heat over Timberwolves

Miami’s Dwyane Wade hit a jumper from the wing,then scored on an inbounds pass from LeBron James with 4.6 seconds to play

Written by Associated Press | Minneapolis | Published: January 1, 2012 2:43:58 am

Miami’s Dwyane Wade hit a jumper from the wing,then scored on an inbounds pass from LeBron James with 4.6 seconds to play,lifting the undefeated Heat to a 103-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA on Friday. Playing on a sore foot,Wade finished with 19 points,while James had 34 points,10 assists and eight rebounds on his 27th birthday. Kevin Love had 25 points and 12 boards for the Timberwolves,who led 100-99 with 55 seconds to play.

But Wade hit a jumper and then lost his opponent on an inbounds play to make the winning basket,one game after beating the Charlotte Bobcats with a last-second shot.

Bulls 114,Clippers 101

In Los Angeles,Derrick Rose had 29 points and 16 assists to help Chicago pull away in the fourth quarter to beat Los Angeles. Luol Deng and Joakim Noah added 19 points apiece for the Bulls against their former coach,Vinny Del Negro. Blake Griffin had 34 points and 13 rebounds for the Clippers.

Celtics 96,Pistons 85

In Boston,Jermaine O’Neal scored 19 points as he and Boston ended a dismal start to their season by beating Detroit in their home opener. O’Neal,who played passively in totaling just eight points in the first three games,all losses,was aggressive throughout. He had 10 points in the first half,which ended with Boston on top 50-43. Then he scored seven in the third quarter when the Celtics outscored the Pistons to take an 86-64 lead.

Mavericks 99,Raptors 86

In Dallas,reserve center Ian Mahinmi scored a career-high 19 points as Dallas rallied past Toronto to notch its first victory of the season after starting with three losses. Dirk Nowitzki contributed 18 for the Mavericks (1-3),who avoided becoming the first defending champions to start 0-4 since Boston in 1969-70.

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