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LeBron James' 3-pointer in final second lifts Heat past Warriors, 111-110

  • Miami Heat's LeBron James lays up a shot against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press

  • Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) drives the ball against Golden State Warriors' Marreese Speights during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press

  • Miami Heat's LeBron James, center, drives the ball between Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala, left, and Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press

  • Miami Heat's Chris Andersen, left, is guarded by Golden State Warriors' David Lee (10) during the first half of an NBA basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press

  • Miami Heat's Shane Battier (31) lays up a shot past Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)The Associated Press

LeBron James capped one of his best games of the season in dramatic fashion, making a step-back 3-pointer with less than a second remaining to carry the Miami Heat past the Golden State Warriors 111-110 on Wednesday night and into the All-Star break on a high note.

With teammate Dwyane Wade scratched from the lineup with a sore left foot, James shouldered the load for the two-time defending NBA champions. He finished with 36 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists, saving his best moment for last.

After fellow All-Star Stephen Curry hit a bank shot to start a three-point play that put the Warriors ahead by two, James let the clock tick down on the other end. He swished in a 27-footer with two-tenths of a second left over Andre Iguodala, then patted his chest and high-stepped on the sideline to leave the announced sellout crowd of 19,596 stunned and silent.