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Wade's winner lifts Heat over Timberwolves

Wade's winner 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, 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.
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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.
Ray Allen and Brandon Bass added 17 points apiece for Boston.
Greg Monroe had 22 points and nine rebounds for Detroit, which fell to 0-3.
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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.
Andrea Bargnani scored 30 points for the Raptors, 1-2 under first-year coach Dwane Casey, Dallas' top assistant and defensive architect last season.
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GRIZZLIES 113, ROCKETS 93
In Memphis, Zach Randolph scored 23 points as Memphis earned its first win of the season, beating Houston.
Randolph shot 11 of 14 and grabbed nine rebounds. Marc Gasol had 20 points and eight boards as Memphis outrebounded the Rockets 42-33.
Kevin Martin led Houston with 21 points, but the Rockets turned the ball over 20 times and allowed the Grizzlies to shoot at 56 percent.
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SUNS 93, HORNETS 78
In New Orleans, Hakim Warrick scored 18 points in a reserve role as Phoenix won for the first time this season while handing New Orleans its first loss.
Channing Frye added 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Suns, who had lost to New Orleans in their home opener Monday.
Hornets shooting guard Eric Gordon missed a second straight game with a bruised right knee, and this time New Orleans could not compensate for the prolific scorer's absence.
Carl Landry led New Orleans with 17 points, but the Hornets shot only 29 percent.
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PACERS 98, CAVALIERS 91, OT
In Indianapolis, Danny Granger scored nine of his 22 points in overtime to help Indiana edge Cleveland.
Roy Hibbert had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers, who improved to 3-0.
Rookie guard Kyrie Irving led Cleveland with 20 points in his best game so far, but missed a layup that would have won the game at the end of regulation.
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MAGIC 100, BOBCATS 79
In Charlotte, Dwight Howard had 20 points and 24 rebounds as Orlando made it three straight wins by downing Charlotte.
Ryan Anderson scored 23 points for the Magic, which jumped to an 11-0 lead and never trailed, eventually leading 56-43 at halftime and building the lead up to as many as 21 in the second half. Charlotte never got closer than nine points in the second half.
Anderson was 5 of 12 from 3-point range, as the Magic shot 43 percent from beyond the arc. Howard also had four blocked shots and four assists.
Corey Maggette led Charlotte (1-2) with 20 points.
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BUCKS 102, WIZARDS 81
In Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half to lead Milwaukee over winless Washington.
Ersan Ilyasova had 16 points for Milwaukee to be among four players in double figures.
Jordan Crawford, benched after scoring just one point in a loss at Atlanta on Wednesday, led Washington (0-3) with 24 points.
The Wizards also got a technical foul when Roger Mason Jr., who was not on the active list, checked into the game.
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JAZZ 102, 76ERS 99
In Salt Lake City, Derrick Favors scored a career-high 20 points and added 11 rebounds in his first start for Utah, as the Jazz avoided their first 0-3 start in 32 years by beating Philadelphia.
Paul Millsap added 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Jazz, who have beaten the 76ers seven straight times at home.
Favors started at center for Utah in place of Al Jefferson, who did not play because of an inflamed right ankle.
Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 22 points for the Sixers while reserve Lou Williams missed what would have been a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.