The Miami Heat used a fourth-quarter rally to squeak by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Ray Allen's three-pointer with 18 seconds left proved to be the game-winner.
Allen scored Miami's last seven points and finished with 17 on the night. LeBron James led the Heat with 30 points, although he turned the ball over seven times.
Miami struggled defensively much of the game, giving up 14 threes to a Cleveland team playing without star Kyrie Irving. Eight Cavs scored in double figures in the loss.
The Cavs' tough-luck loss was their second in as many days, as they also lost a close one on Friday night to the Orlando Magic. Jameer Nelson and Arron Afflalo helped lead the Magic to a 108-104 victory over the Cavaliers, with J.J. Redick hitting eight straight free throws in the final minute to ice the game.
Orlando was on the other end of a close game on Sunday, falling 116-110 in overtime to the Boston Celtics. Redick and Nelson played well again, but they were upstaged by Rajon Rondo's near triple-double. Rondo tallied 16 assists, marking his 37th straight game with double-digit assists.