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Heat Rally Past Pacers

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) goes up to shoot as Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) and David West (21) defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) goes up to shoot as Indiana Pacers' Roy Hibbert (55) and David West (21) defend in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami — Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just under a minute left and the Miami Heat erased a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 97-94 on Wednesday night.

LeBron James scored 24 on a bad left ankle for the Heat, who closed within a game of the Eastern Conference-leading Pacers. Chris Bosh added 15 points for Miami, including a 3 that tied it late in the fourth.

James set up Allen for the 3 that put Miami in front for good with 59.5 seconds left, capping a 10-0 run.

Paul George scored 25 points but missed a 3-pointer that would have tied it with 4 seconds left. David West had 23 and Lance Stephenson added 13 for the Pacers, who have dropped two straight.

Jazz 86, Magic 82

Orlando, Fla. — Trey Burke had a career-high 30 points and eight assists, Gordon Hayward added 15 points and Utah held off Orlando.

Orlando had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, but Jameer Nelson’s layup rolled off the rim and was rebounded by Utah with just 3 seconds left. Hayward then hit a pair of free throws.

The Jazz snapped a two-game losing streak and extended their win streak over the Magic to six games.

Bobcats 104 Raptors 102 (ot)

Toronto — Kemba Walker hit a buzzer-beating jump shot in overtime and Charlotte beat the Raptors, snapping a three-game losing streak in Toronto.

Walker had 29 points and Al Jefferson had 24 points and 11 rebounds as the Bobcats won their second straight. Five of Jefferson’s points came in overtime.

Wizards 113, Nets 107

New York — John Wall scored 21 points and made two big defensive plays against Deron Williams down the stretch to lead Washington over Brooklyn.

Nene added 17 points in his return from injury for the Wizards, who completed a New York sweep after a victory over the Knicks on Monday following a four-game losing streak.

Paul Pierce had a season-high 27 points for the Nets.

Hawks 124, Kings 107

Atlanta — Kyle Korver made seven consecutive 3-point attempts on his way to a season-high 28 points, leading Atlanta over Sacramento.

Al Horford added 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks, who have won two straight and five of seven. Jeff Teague finished with 18 points and tied a career high with 15 assists.

Timberwolves 120 Trail Blazers 109

Minneapolis — Kevin Love had 29 points, 15 rebounds and nine assists to lead Minnesota over Portland.

Nikola Pekovic had 30 points and nine rebounds and Kevin Martin scored 22 for the Timberwolves, who led by 32 in the second quarter and held off a charge in the second half from the Blazers.

Mavericks 105, Grizzlies 88

Dallas — Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points in his return to the lineup and Dallas defeated short-handed Memphis.

The Mavericks (15-10) have won two straight to equal their season high of five games over .500.

Memphis (10-15) has lost five in a row and seven of eight.

Nowitzki added six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one blocked shot. He had four points during a 10-2 run after the Grizzlies cut a 16-point deficit to four in the third quarter.

While the Mavericks got their star forward back following a one-game absence due to a stomach virus, Memphis was without three injured starters.