Epic comeback keeps Heat run going

  • Last Updated: March 21 2013, 8:54 GMT

A review of Wednesday's NBA action as the Miami Heat extended the second longest winning streak in history to 24 games.

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The Miami Heat rallied from a 27-point deficit to extend the second longest winning streak in NBA history to 24 games with a 98-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

The defending champions trailed 67-40 with 7:44 left in the third quarter, but - spurred by 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists from LeBron James - Miami hit back to move a step closer to the Los Angeles' 1971-72 record of 33 straight wins.

The San Antonio Spurs improved to 52-16 - the league's second best record behind Miami (53-14) - with a 104-93 triumph over the Golden State Warriors.

Tim Duncan was top scorer for the Spurs with 25 points, ensuring Stephen Curry's 24-point haul for the Warriors was in vain.

Brook Lopez scored 38 points helped Brooklyn prevail 113-96 against the Dallas Mavericks. Deron Williams also had a good night for the Nets, notching 31 points.

JR Smith poured in 22 points and Carmelo Anthony - on his return from a knee injury - contributed 21 to lift the New York Knicks to a 106-94 success against the Orlando Magic.

Marc Gasol's tip-in in the final second of overtime secured a 90-89 victory for the Memphis Grizzlies against the Oklahoma City Thunder, while James Harden scored 29 points as the Houston Rockets boosted their play-off hopes by toppling the Utah Jazz 100-93.

The New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game losing run with a dramatic 87-86 win against the Boston Celtics, a last-gasp tip-in from rookie Anthony Davis proving decisive.

Jeff Teague's 27 points led the Atlanta Hawks to a 98-90 win against the Milwaukee Bucks, while Byron Mullens' 25 points helped the Charlotte Bobcats achieve back-to-back victories by overcoming the Toronto Raptors 107-101.

Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Clippers thrashed Philadelphia 101-72, Chris Paul's 19 points helping condemn the 76ers to a 14th straight road loss, and the Washington Wizards triumphed 88-79 against the Phoenix Suns.

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