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Wizards win triple-OT thriller


February 27. 2014 11:46PM
Associated Press

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TORONTO — Trevor Ariza scored the go-ahead basket on a fast-break layup with 1:20 left in the third overtime and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 134-129 on Thursday night.


Marcin Gortat fouled out with 31 points and 12 rebounds, John Wall also had 31 points, and Ariza fouled out with 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Wizards, who won their fifth straight and improved to 2-0 since losing Nene to a knee injury.


Chris Singleton had 13 pointa, and Bradley Beal and Andre Miller each had 11 for Washington. The Wizards are unbeaten since a Feb. 18 home loss to Toronto.


DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points in 58 minutes for Toronto.


Heat 108, Knicks 82


MIAMI — LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and Miami used a huge third quarter to run away and eventually rout New York.


James donned a dark mask to protect his broken nose and was clearly unencumbered, hitting 13 of 19 shots and topping 30 points for the fifth consecutive game.


Wade shot 10 for 13 from the field for Miami, which outscored New York 23-3 over the final 7:02 of the third and won its sixth straight.


The Heat shot 61 percent, while the Knicks shot 37 percent.


Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points for New York, but none in the final 21:38. Tyson Chandler had 19 points and 16 rebounds, and J.R. Smith added 11 points for the Knicks, who fell to 2-10 in February.


Pacers 101, Bucks 96


INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help Indiana rally for a victory over Milwaukee.


Paul George and Lance Stephenson each scored 18 points for NBA-leading Indiana. The Pacers, 44-13 overall and an NBA-best 28-3 at home, rallied after blowing a 17-point lead in the first half.




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