Miami 103, Minnesota 101

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 30, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Officials - #36 David Jones, #64 Eli Roe, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 19356

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 31 20 31 21 103
Minnesota 20 33 22 26 101

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 4-0 1-0 3-0 W4
Minnesota 0-3 0-2 0-1 L3

Recap


Dwyane Wade hit the game-winning layup with four seconds left to lift the Miami Heat to a 103-101 victory over the host Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

LeBron James had 34 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, while Chris Bosh added 20 points and nine rebounds to help the Heat match their best start in franchise history.

Anthony Tolliver was fouled during a scrum under the basket and split a pair of free throws to tie things 101-101. The Heat called a timeout to set up the final play, which saw Wade come off a high screen to get free for the alley-oop off the inbound pass from James.

Wayne Ellington’s jumper with one second left didn’t fall as the Heat escaped. Miami last started 4-0 in 2004-05.

Wade, a game-time decision with a sprained ankle, finished with 19 points.

Kevin Love had 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead six players in double-figures for the Timberwolves, who have dropped 18 straight games dating back to last season.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Minnesota
LeBron James 34 Scoring Kevin Love 25
LeBron James 10 Assists Ricky Rubio 12
Chris Bosh 9 Rebounds Kevin Love 12
Dwyane Wade 3 Free Throws Made Kevin Love 4
LeBron James 4 Steals Wayne Ellington 3
Dwyane Wade 3 Blocks Darko Milicic 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 103 49.5 3-14 8-14 29 42 6 14 15
Minnesota 101 47.0 11-29 12-20 21 49 4 11 25

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Timberwolves have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Charlotte. The Heat have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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