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            === Wade, James star as Heat overcome Raptors in OT ===
 
 Miami,  FL  (Sports Network) -  Dwyane Wade scored  35 points and LeBron James
 recorded  a  triple-double, as the Miami  Heat fended off the Toronto Raptors,
 123-116, in overtime.
 
 James  finished with 31  points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, but missed a shot
 at the buzzer that could have given the Heat the victory in regulation.
 
 Wade then scored six points in the extra session and Miami ended the game on a
 13-2 run -- highlighted by two 3-pointers  from Ray Allen  -- to win its third
 straight game.
 
 Allen poured in 18 points off the bench, while Chris Bosh chipped in 12 points
 and 12 rebounds in the Heat's ninth straight win over Toronto.
 
 The  Raptors, playing  their third overtime game in a week, shot 13-of-25 from
 3-point  range in  regulation,  but  just 1-of-6  thereafter.  They had  seven
 players score in double figures, led by Alan Anderson's 20-point effort.
 
 It was a two-possession game the entire fourth quarter with three lead changes
 in the final four minutes.
 
 Toronto's  Jose  Calderon beat the  shot clock with  a 3-pointer for a 105-103
 lead with 1:51 to go, then followed Bosh's tying mid-range jumper with another
 from  behind  the arc.  James answered with  a trifecta of  his own, and DeMar
 DeRozan and Bosh exchanged 1-of-2 trips to the foul line down the stretch.
 
 Miami  retained possession after the Bosh's missed free throw, but James threw
 the ball away when he and Wade miscommunicated at the top of the key.
 
 Coming  out of a timeout, DeRozan missed a driving layup with under 20 seconds
 to  play, and  Miami was able to  hold for the final shot in regulation. James
 dribbled  out  the remaining time  at the  top of the  key, then settled for a
 contested 21-footer that found the back of the rim.
 
 Wade  made  a  go-ahead runner  in  the  lane  with  two minutes  to  play  in
 regulation,  then  added two free throws  for a 117-114 lead. Allen followed a
 Calderon  miss  with a  3-pointer from the  corner, and the  Heat held on from
 there.
 
 "I  thought we  did well in a lot of  area early, but in the end we didn't get
 the win," Raptors head coach Dwane Casey said.
 
 The  Heat,  after five full  days off since  beating the Lakers last Thursday,
 started  off  slow,  especially  defensively, as  Toronto  shot  12-of-19  (63
 percent) from the field in the first quarter en route to a 28-22 lead.
 
 Kyle  Lowry made two  3-pointers during a 9-0 run midway through the second to
 extend the lead to 46-32, and it was a 15-point game before the Heat scored 11
 of the half's final 14 points to pull within 57-50.
 
 Miami  continued  its surge with a  38-point third quarter behind 14-of-18 (78
 percent)  shooting from the floor. Wade netted 14 in the frame and assisted on
 an  alley-oop  dunk with James  during a  13-0 run that  gave the Heat a 76-73
 lead.
 
 "We  were a step slow...early in the game," James said. "It definitely took us
 a half to get back into the flow of things."
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 James,  who has 34 career triple-doubles, has scored in double figures in five
 consecutive  first  quarters after netting  10 in  the opening frame ... Miami
 owned  a  53-28 rebounding  advantage  and  has  won  37 straight  games  when
 outrebounding  its  opponent by double figures  ... Calderon had 17 points ...
 The  Raptors  made half of  their 88 field goal  attempts, falling to 4-1 this
 season when shooting 50 percent or better.
 
 01/24 00:04:24 ET