Corey Brewer hit one of two free throws with 1.8 seconds left in the second overtime, and the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Miami Heat, 122-121, on Friday night.
Kevin Love scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Minnesota, which got 24 from Chase Budinger, 15 from Gorgui Dieng and 13 apiece from JJ Barea and Ricky Rubio, who also had 14 assists. Referee Ken Mauer called the last foul on Miami’s Norris Cole, saying he hit Brewer on a pass into the paint.
Ray Allen missed a wild jumper as time expired for Miami, which blew a chance to move two games clear of Indiana in the loss column atop the Eastern Conference standings.
LeBron James scored 34 points for the Heat, who got a season-high 24 from Mario Chalmers and 24 more from Chris Bosh, including a tying three-pointer with 10.8 seconds left in the second overtime.
But Brewer got the call on the next Minnesota possession, and his free throw was the difference.
at Houston 111, Oklahoma City 107: James Harden scored 39 points and the Rockets clinched their second straight playoff berth.
Washington 90, at New York 89: Bradley Beal made the go-ahead jump shot with 22 seconds left and scored 28 points.
at Memphis 100, Denver 92: Marc Gasol had 24 points and Mike Conley scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half.
at Toronto 102, Indiana 94: Terrence Ross scored 24 points to lead the short-handed Raptors.
Phoenix 109, at Portland 93: Reserve forward Gerald Green scored 18 of his 32 points in the second half and the Suns rallied for a victory.
Philadelphia 111, at Boston 102: Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter.
at Golden State 102, Sacramento 69: Klay Thompson scored 21 points, Stephen Curry had 13 points and five assists and the Warriors routed the Kings.
at Brooklyn 116, Detroit 104: Shaun Livingston scored 23 points and Mirza Teletovic made six three-pointers and added 20 points.
at Utah 100, New Orleans 96: Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each scored 21 points and the Jazz snapped a five-game skid.
at Chicago 102, Milwaukee 90: Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich had 17 points apiece to lead seven players in double figures.
at Atlanta 117, Cleveland 98: Mike Scott ended a scoring slump with 26 points.
at Charlotte 91, Orlando 80: Al Jefferson had 29 points and 16 rebounds, and the Bobcats held off a fourth-quarter rally.