Wade 3 beats Warriors...Blazers top Celts...Cavs clobber Jackets...Bolts, Flames win again
MIAMI (AP) — The Heat wasted a 24-point lead before Dwyane (dwayn) Wade nailed a 3-pointer at the horn to give Miami a 126-125 win against Golden State. Wade scored 25 points for Miami and Goran Dragic had a team-high 27 off the bench for Miami, which snapped a six-game home losing streak. Josh Richardson added 21 points and the Heat made 18 3-pointers while overcoming Klay Thompson’s 36 points. Kevin Durant added 29, but missed a free throw with 14 seconds left that kept the Heat within two points.
BOSTON (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have a season-high five-game winning streak after Damian Lillard scored 21 of his 33 points in the second half of a 97-92 win at Boston. Maurice Harkless had 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Blazers improved to 18-4 versus Eastern Conference opponents. Kyrie Irving scored 31 points to lead the Celtics, who have dropped four straight and were coming off a 23-point loss at Toronto.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Second-ranked Virginia took command with a 25-4 first-half run and ripped Georgia Tech, 81-51. Ty Jerome scored 19 points and De’Andre Hunter had 18 for the Cavs, who trailed 11-7 before their big run. Hunter had eight points during the spurt to help Virginia improve to 25-2 overall and 13-2 in the ACC. The Yellow Jackets shot 37.5 percent and lost for the ninth time in 10 games.
UNDATED (AP) — Grant Williams capped his 21-point performance by hitting the go-ahead basket with four seconds left, to lift No. 7 Tennessee over Mississippi, 73-71. Corey Davis Jr. matched his career high with 26 points to help eighth-ranked Houston clobber East Carolina, 99-65. Jermaine Samuels scored a career-high 29 points and Villanova snapped a three-game losing streak with a 67-61 win over No. 10 Marquette.
UNDATED (AP) — The NHL’s conference leaders have extended their lengthy winning streaks. The Lightning claimed their team-record 10th consecutive win as Victor Hedman scored 3:25 into overtime to complete their 4-3 decision over the Rangers in New York. Johnny Gaudreau set up second-period goals by Elias Lindholm and Mark Giordano in the Calgary Flames’ seventh consecutive victory, 2-1 at New Jersey.