Heat blow lead, beat Kings in OT
Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade narrowly missed a triple-double
with 32 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, as Miami blew a big fourth-
quarter lead before beating Sacramento in overtime, 93-91, at ARCO Arena.
Udonis Haslem had 14 rebounds, including one in the final second of overtime
on a missed shot by Mike Bibby, as the Heat beat the Kings for a sixth
Gary Payton and Jason Williams each tallied 11 points for Miami, which has won
four of its last six overall.
Bibby had 20 points, while Brad Miller and Ron Artest each scored 15 for
Sacramento, losers of five in a row.
Miami wasted a 12-point lead with just under four minutes left in the fourth
quarter and then nearly let a seven-point lead in OT slip away.
The Kings were behind 92-85 in the extra session, but four free throws from
Bibby closed the margin. Wade then missed a shot and Haslem was called for
offensive goaltending, and Miller’s layup with 33 seconds remaining brought
the Kings within 92-91.
Wade then misfired on a bank shot and Bibby drove to the lane, but was
challenged by Wade and missed the attempt. Haslem grabbed the rebound,
seemingly ending the game, but 0.6 seconds were put back on the clock.
Michael Doleac was fouled on the ensuing inbounds pass. He made the first
three throw with 0.3 seconds left and missed the second, ending the game.
Jason Kapono and James Posey each had 10 points for the Heat, while Kevin
Martin scored 13 for the Kings.
Wade’s jumper extended the Heat to an 83-71 lead with 3:59 left in the fourth
before Sacramento rallied. Miller’s two free throws with 4.4 seconds left tied
the game at 85 and Wade missed a potential winning jumper at the end of
Miami led by five after the first quarter, by four at the half, but widened
the advantage to 68-60 going into the fourth.
Kenny Thomas had 12 rebounds for the Kings…Wade was 13-of-27 from the
field…Miami’s last four games have been decided by four points or less.