Heat catch Cavs at end
Ray Allen took a pass from LeBron James and made a 3-pointer with 18.2 seconds left, and the Miami Heat rallied from a seven-point deficit in the final 1:52 to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-108 Saturday night.
James finished with 30 points for the Heat, who remained perfect at home despite leading for only 2 minutes, 29 seconds. Chris Bosh scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and Allen finished with 17 – 15 in the fourth quarter – for the Heat, who lost Shane Battier in the third quarter to a sprained right knee.
Cleveland had a good look at the lead, but Wade blocked Jeremy Pargo’s jumper with 3 seconds left, and Allen added one free throw to stretch the lead to two. Cleveland controlled the rebound with 0.6 seconds left, but never got anything near the rim.
The Heat were down 108-101 with 1:58 left, then scored the final nine points.
Of the nine Cleveland players who logged minutes, everyone but Tyler Zeller scored at least 10 points. Pargo and Dion Waiters each scored 16 for Cleveland, which got 15 from Omri Casspi, 13 from Tristan Thompson, 12 from Alonzo Gee, 11 from Gibson, a 10-point, 15-rebound night from Anderson Varejao, and 10 more points from CJ Miles.
Oklahoma City 116, Philadelphia 109: Kevin Durant scored 37 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 116-109 in overtime.
Serge Ibaka added 18 points for the defending Western Conference champions, who’ve won nine of 11 to go to 10-4.
Thad Young had a season-high 29 points and career-high 15 rebounds, and Evan Turner scored 26 points for Philadelphia, which has lost two in a row after winning three straight.
Atlanta 104, L.A. Clippers 93: Jeff Teague had 19 points and 11 assists, Zaza Pachulia added 19 points and 12 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks won their fifth straight game with a 104-93 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Blake Griffin scored 22 points and Chris Paul had 19 for the Clippers.
Los Angeles has lost a season-high three consecutive games after winning six in a row.
No timetable for Bynum: Andrew Bynum is out indefinitely and there’s no timetable set for his first game with the Philadelphia 76ers.
The All-Star center was acquired from the Los Angeles Lakers in a four-team trade before the season. He had been recovering from a bone bruise on his right knee and his return has now been pushed back four times since the beginning of training camp.
The Sixers were hoping Bynum would be cleared to return to basketball activities by Dec. 10 before he injured his left knee while bowling two weeks ago.