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NBA: Heat approach franchise futility record


Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat passes against Tim Duncan, left, and Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs in Miami, Florida, on Thursday.


The Miami Heat gave up another double-digit lead and lost for the 15th straight game, going down 90-89 to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA on Thursday.

Tim Duncan had 30 points and 11 rebounds and Manu Ginobili's driving layup with 36.5 seconds left was the go-ahead score as the Spurs rallied to win.

Miami led by 10 in the third quarter but managed only eight points over the final 8:50. This slide is two shy of matching the franchise futility record.

Dwyane Wade scored 27 points and added nine assists for Miami, but lost the ball while driving for what could have been the winning score with three seconds left on the clock.

Wade laid on the court after his final turnover, declining when fellow All-Star starter Duncan offered to help him up, and just stared at the scoreboard as the crowd began heading for exits.

Bucks 104, Pacers 92

In Milwaukee, Michael Redd scored 37 points to lead Milwaukee past Indiana.

Andrew Bogut had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks.

Redd scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, playing every minute of the second half and 45 minutes overall as the Bucks won for only the second time in eight games.

Warriors 121, Nets 119

In Oakland, California, Golden State scored 22 consecutive points, blew a 13-point lead but came back to beat New Jersey in a wild fourth quarter.

Monta Ellis scored a career-high 39 points, hitting four free throws in the final minute to finally make the game safe for the Golden Sate Warriors.

New Jersey lost its seventh straight despite an impressive fourth-quarter rally.

It is their longest skid in more than three years.

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