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James leads Heat to 116-112 victory, ending Clippers' 5-game win streak against them in L.A.

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes up for a dunk as Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen, center, defends and forward LeBron James, second from left, and forward Matt Barnes watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, right, goes up for a dunk as Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen, center, defends and forward LeBron James, second from left, and forward Matt Barnes watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center and forward Matt Barnes defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, left, goes up for a shot as Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, center and forward Matt Barnes defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

LeBron James had 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds, Ray Allen hit a clinching 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Miami Heat snapped a five-game road losing streak against the stubborn Los Angeles Clippers with a 116-112 victory on Wednesday night.

Allen had 15 points off the bench for the two-time defending NBA champions, who began a six-game road trip that will be interrupted four games in by the All-Star break. Dwyane Wade, one of seven Miami players scoring in double figures, had 14 points and eight assists in his 700th regular-season game. The Heat had lost 10 of their previous 12 road games against the Clippers, and hadn't beaten them at Staples Center since Dec. 9, 2007.

Los Angeles got a season-high 43 points and 13 rebounds from Blake Griffin and 31 points from Jamal Crawford.