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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Heat Overcomes Warriors in OT Win

MIAMI -- Jamal Mashburn forced overtime with two clutch three-pointers and P.J. Brown scored six of his 19 points in overtime as the Miami Heat pulled out a 93-91 win over the Golden State Warriors.


Mashburn, acquired in February from the Dallas Mavericks, scored a season-high 29 points Wednesday. His 3-pointers erased a six-point deficit with 44 and 10 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.


"That's the game I'm capable of having," Mashburn said. "We might look back on this as one of our better victories. That team made us work hard."


"An incredible comeback," said Heat coach Pat Riley said. "It can happen in this league if you make shots."


He added: "Our guys were a little discouraged when we were down by 15, but they kept battling, and it came down to making the two threes. I hope it's a breakout game for Jamal."


Miami (49-17) held the Warriors to one basket in the final 7:28 and clinched the fourth playoff berth in the eight-year history of the franchise.


"It's nice to get the bear off our back, and maybe we can relax the last 16 games," Brown said.


Latrell Sprewell scored 27 points and Mark Price added 24 for the Warriors, who blew an eight-point lead with less than 90 seconds to go in regulation and have lost 11 of their last 16 games.


"This is the most disappointing loss of the year," Golden State coach Rick Adelman said.


"This should have been over," Latrell Sprewell said. "We shot ourselves in the foot."


Knicks 111, 76ers 100. In Philadelphia, the New York Knicks got 30 points and 13 rebounds from Patrick Ewing and 21 points and nine boards from Larry Johnson in a 111-100 victory over the 76ers.


John Starks, starting in place of an ailing Allan Houston, also got 21 points for the Knicks, who have won nine of their last 11 games and five of six on the road. But they remain a half game out of first place in the Atlantic Division thanks to the Heat's miracle win. The Knicks also clinched the playoffs.


Derrick Coleman totaled 25 points and 13 rebounds and Allen Iverson had 22 points and eight assists for the Sixers, who have lost three straight and seven of their last 10 games. Philadelphia never led for the second straight game.


Jazz 113, Celtics 100. In Boston, Karl Malone scored 32 points in just three quarters to move into 10th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list as the Utah Jazz cruised past the Celtics, 113-100.


Malone has 25,200 career points and passed Jerry West, who had 25,192.


Utah wrapped up a season-high seven-game road trip at 6-1.


Raptors 99, Pistons 97. At Detroit, Walt Williams and Doug Christie sank three-pointers in the final two minutes and helped stop Grant Hill as the Toronto Raptors got their first win ever against the slumping Pistons, 99-97.


Marcus Camby had 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Raptors, who lost their first seven meetings with Detroit.


Otis Thorpe scored 21 points and Terry Mills added 20 for the Pistons, who have dropped five of their last nine games.


Hill had 17 points and eight assists, but only a three-pointer at the buzzer prevented him from going scoreless over the final nine minutes.


(For other results, see Scorecard.)