Fiji Time: 4:00 PM on Friday 6 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Heat rally to down Magic

Afp
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

ORLANDO, Florida - LeBron James delivered the go-ahead basket in overtime and Dwyane Wade followed with a steal and a dunk to seal a 112-110 victory for the NBA champion Miami Heat over hosts Orlando on Monday night.

James's 36 points included a slashing layup that broke a 106-106 tie with 1:07 remaining in overtime.

He also added 11 assists, while Chris Bosh added 22 points for a Heat team that rebounded from back-to-back losses at Detroit and Milwaukee.

"We haven't been playing particularly well on the road so maybe this will change the dynamic and hopefully we'll have a paradigm shift in 2013 and we'll take off and start playing the way we're capable of on the road," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Wade shrugged off a poor 3-for-10 performance from the free-throw line to finish with 21 points.

With less than 10 seconds to play in overtime he intercepted an inbounds pass from Orlando's J.J. Redick and jammed home a dunk.

The Heat clawed back from an 11-point third-quarter deficit, and overcame a monster night from the Magic's Nikola Vucevic, who scored 20 points and grabbed a club-record 29 rebounds.

Shaquille O'Neal had held the Magic's record for most rebounds in a game at 28.

Despite his efforts, the Magic lost their sixth straight, their longest losing streak since a six-game slide in 2006.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. MP dies
  2. Spy report
  3. Opposition Leader rejects PM's Fiji flag invite
  4. Mass brawl erupts
  5. $70m investment
  6. Chiefly village begins traditional funeral preparation
  7. Advice to parents
  8. NFU wants elections
  9. Aviation safety
  10. Leaders meet to strengthen relationships

Top Stories this Week

  1. Leap of faith Monday (02 Mar)
  2. Two appear in court Tuesday (03 Mar)
  3. Face for a book Monday (02 Mar)
  4. A-G: Don't interfere Tuesday (03 Mar)
  5. For sale! Sunday (01 Mar)
  6. New uniform for institution Wednesday (04 Mar)
  7. Father of taxi debate Monday (02 Mar)
  8. Looking at the big picture in 7s rugby Monday (02 Mar)
  9. Ali praises PM Thursday (05 Mar)
  10. 36 years on, Naivilawasa calls it a day Wednesday (04 Mar)