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Wade squeezes Heat past Nets

BEAT THE BUZZER With just over five seconds to spare, Dwyane Wade made a free throw and blocked the Nets' Vince Carter to take the Miami Heat to a 90-89 victory


Dwyane Wade made a free throw with 5.2 seconds left and blocked a potential game-winning layup at the buzzer to give the Miami Heat a 90-89 win over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night.

Wade, who had 23 points, drove on the Nets' Jason Kidd and was fouled. He made the second of two free throws before blocking Vince Carter's shot.

The Nets pleaded for a foul, to no avail. Nets coach Lawrence Frank ran halfway across the court to complain about the non-call, as the Heat trotted off and celebrated their 10th straight win over New Jersey.

"All ball," said Wade on his way to the locker room.

Carter had a game-high 32 points. Antoine Walker had 18 points and Gary Payton added 13 for the Heat. Alonzo Mourning and Jason Williams added 11 points apiece for Miami, which again played without the injured Shaquille O'Neal and used a seven-man rotation in the game. Mourning also had 11 rebounds.

Cavaliers 105, Raptors 93

At Toronto, LeBron James had 27 points to lead Cleveland over the winless Raptors.

Larry Hughes added 16 points for the Cavaliers, who salvaged the last game of their three-game road trip. Chris Bosh had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who are 0-4 for the first time in franchise history.

Cleveland outrebounded Toronto 47-30. The Raptors have been outrebounded 104-65 in their last two games.

Timberwolves 93, Clippers 78

At Minneapolis, Kevin Garnett had 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Timberwolves.

Garnett, who was facing former teammate Sam Cassell for the second time in three nights, made up for Saturday's loss. He had missed a jump shot in the lane in the closing seconds of overtime during the 100-99 defeat in Los Angeles.

Elton Brand had 26 points and eight rebounds to overshadow Cassell (11 points on 3-for-10 shooting) in his return to Minnesota since the August trade that sent him to California for Marko Jaric. The Clippers became the last Western Conference team to lose after a 3-0 start that was their best since 1985.

Jazz 95, Bobcats 91, OT

At Charlotte, North Carolina, Mehmet Okur scored seven of his career-high 31 points in overtime for Utah.

Andrei Kirilenko added 20 points and eight rebounds for the Jazz, who recovered after blowing a 14-point third-quarter lead.

Primoz Brezec, Sean May and Jumaine Jones scored 13 points, and Emeka Okafor added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats, who were trying to win three in a row for the first time in franchise history.

Okur hit back-to-back jumpers to put the Jazz ahead for good 92-89. He was 11-of-17 and grabbed seven rebounds.

The Bobcats, who rallied from a 12-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat Boston on Saturday, came back against the Jazz behind rookies May and Raymond Felton.

Spurs 104, Bulls 95, OT

At Chicago, Tim Duncan finished with 24 points and 16 rebounds, and Tony Parker scored eight of his 22 in overtime to lead San Antonio past the Bulls.

Parker was 6-of-14 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line and finished with nine assists as the Spurs rebounded from a 103-84 loss at Dallas on Saturday.

Duncan also blocked six shots -- giving him 1,505 rejections for his career.

Tied at 91 after regulation, the Spurs outscored Chicago 13-4 in overtime.

Deng led the Bulls with 19 points, and Ben Gordon finished with 14 after missing six of his first seven shots.

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