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Heat edge Bucks in double overtime

November 15, 2004

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— Keyon Dooling played only seven seconds during the final 18 minutes of the Miami Heat's double overtime victory against the Milwaukee Bucks.

He made the most of it.

Dooling forced a second overtime with a running layup, and the Heat took advantage by scoring the first seven points of the extra session in a 112-110 victory Sunday.

Dooling sat out the final 7:50 of regulation before entering the game with 7.1 seconds left in the first overtime and the Heat trailing by two. After Keith Van Horn misplayed a pass for a critical turnover with 5.7 seconds left, Dooling dribbled the length of the floor and dropped in a layup with 1.4 seconds left to tie it.

"That's my best moment in basketball so far," Dooling said.

And the Heat -- who trailed by four points with 11.7 seconds left in the first overtime -- turned it into their best win of the young season.

Shaquille O'Neal had his third straight double-double, finishing with 19 points and 18 rebounds for Miami, which snapped a two-game losing streak.

Eddie Jones had 19 points for Miami, which also got 17 from Rasual Butler and 14 apiece from Udonis Haslem and Damon Jones.

"That was one of the craziest basketball games I've ever been a part of," Heat coach Stan Van Gundy said. "To be down four with 11 seconds remaining and to do what we did ... we got a little bit lucky."

Van Horn -- who led all scorers with 26 points -- had a chance to atone for his miscue, but his three-pointer with one second left in the game came up short. Michael Redd had 21, and Maurice Williams added 18 points and 10 assists for Milwaukee, which had its three-game winning streak end.

Miami played its second straight game without injured guard Dwyane Wade, the Heat's leader in scoring and assists.

Sixers 96, Magic 87

Philadelphia -- Allen Iverson had 29 points and 12 assists, and Marc Jackson added 13 points to lead Philadelphia past Orlando. The Sixers have won the first three games on a season-high five-game homestand, though this was the first one they wrapped up in regulation.

Iverson had five assists in the third quarter, including two straight -- on baskets to Jackson and Andre Iguodala -- that snapped a tie game and led a decisive 17-9 run.

Grant Hill led the Magic with 18 points, Pat Garrity added 14, and No. 1 draft pick Dwight Howard had 14 rebounds.

Mavericks 122, Wizards 113

Washington -- Dirk Nowitzki had 32 points, 13 rebounds and five assists to lead Dallas.

Former Wizard Jerry Stackhouse added 28 points, including three three-pointers during a 23-6 run in the fourth quarter that helped Dallas break open a close game.

Sonics 118, Grizzlies 113

Seattle -- Ray Allen scored a season-high 34 points, and Seattle overcame a 21-point deficit late in the third quarter. The Sonics won their sixth consecutive game.

Allen scored 11 of his points in the final quarter, when Seattle erased a 100-84 deficit. Antonio Daniels had 28 points for the Sonics, while Pau Gasol topped the Grizzlies with 25. Rashard Lewis had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Sonics. Daniels also had 11 in the last quarter.

Kings 101, Nuggets 89

Sacramento, Calif. -- Brad Miller scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Sacramento.

Miller made seven of eight shots from the field and 10 of 11 free throws.

Carmelo Anthony had 28 points and six rebounds for Denver.

Peja Stojakovic had 22 points, Mike Bibby scored 20, and Darius Songaila added 10 for the Kings.

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