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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.





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