L.A. Clippers 114, Miami 112 (2OT)
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (Ticker) --
Corey Maggette did it early and then
did it late to send the Miami Heat home on a losing note.
Maggette finished an impressive set of overtime periods with a
difficult fallaway jumper in the final second as the Clippers
posted a 114-112 double-overtime victory over the Heat.
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Maggette scored 10 points in the first quarter but seemed to
disappear thereafter. When the teams went into overtime, he
woke up. Maggette scored seven points in the first extra
session and nailed the door shut with a pair of impressive
scores in the second OT.
After Damon Jones hit a running jumper to give Miami a 112-110
lead with 32 seconds left, Maggette responded six seconds later
with a strong drive past Shaquille O'Neal for a game-tying layup
with 26 seconds to play.
Playing their second straight game without floor leader Dwyane
Wade, the Heat failed miserably on their next possession and
turned it over on a shot-clock violation.
Maggette took the ensuing inbounds pass, and with swingman
Shandon Anderson in his face, drained a tough 22-footer from the
right side. The Heat never got off a tying shot.
Maggette scored 28 points and Elton Brand had 29 and 13 rebounds
for the Clippers, who overcame an early 16-point deficit.
O'Neal scored 39 points to finish a strong road trip and forced
the second overtime with a follow shot with two seconds left.
He was a season-high 15-of-28 from the line - better than his 47
percent season mark - but missed five late in regulation and in
The Heat fell to 3-1 in overtime games and 2-3 on their trip.
They had won 15 of 16 before the swing began.