James, Heat take down Mavericks in OT

10:30 PM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
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Miami, FL (Sports Network) - LeBron James finished just shy of a triple-double and the Miami Heat extended Dallas' overtime struggles by posting a 119-109 victory over the slumping Mavericks at American Airlines Arena.

James tallied 32 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Heat to a second consecutive triumph in extra time. Miami halted a two-game skid with a 112-110 overtime decision over Orlando on Monday.

Dwyane Wade added 27 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, which began the additional frame with a 7-0 run that eventually resulted in the Mavericks' ninth consecutive overtime loss dating back to last season. Chris Bosh and Ray Allen contributed 17 and 15 points, respectively, to the win.

Dallas was dealt its seventh setback in its last eight overall games as well, despite 30 points from O.J. Mayo and a season-best performance from Dirk Nowitzki in his sixth outing back from right knee surgery.

Nowitzki amassed 19 points and six rebounds in 29 minutes for Dallas, which also received a 14-point, 10-rebound effort out of Chris Kaman.

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