Ray Allen had 25 points and LeBron James and Dwyane Wade scored 24 points apiece to lead the Miami Heat to a 113-104 victory over the Houston Rockets at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida Sunday afternoon.
James added five rebounds and five assists while Wade dished out seven assists and pulled down three boards.
The Rockets entered the fourth quarter with a two-point lead and held a five-point lead, 97-92, with 6:13 to go after James Harden buried a three-pointer.
That’s when Ray Allen took over. Allen made a three of his own to counter Harden, then hit three technical free throws and made a key layup that gave the Heat the lead for good at 103-102 with 3:31 to play. He followed that up with a back breaking three-pointer on the next possession to push the lead to four. Allen scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter.
James Harden led the Rockets with 30 points on seven-of-16 shooting.
Dwight Howard had 21 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and two blocks and Patrick Beverley chipped in 15 points, five assists and four steals.
The Heat are now 45-19 and the Rockets are 44-22.