James, Wade shine as Heat edge Magic in overtime
LeBron James delivered the go-ahead basket in overtime and Dwyane Wade followed with a steal and a dunk to seal a 112-110 victory for the NBA champion Miami Heat over Orlando.
James' 36 points on Monday included a slashing layup that broke a 106-106 tie with 1:07 remaining in overtime.
He also added 11 assists, while Chris Bosh added 22 points for a Heat team that rebounded from back-to-back losses at Detroit and Milwaukee.
"We haven't been playing particularly well on the road so maybe this will change the dynamic and hopefully we'll have a paradigm shift in 2013 and we'll take off and start playing the way we're capable of on the road," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Wade shrugged off a poor 3-for-10 performance from the free-throw line to finish with 21 points.
With less than 10 seconds to play in overtime he intercepted an inbounds pass from Orlando's J.J. Redick and jammed home a dunk.
The Heat clawed back from an 11-point third-quarter deficit, and overcame a monster night from the Magic's Nikola Vucevic, who scored 20 points and grabbed a club-record 29 rebounds.
Shaquille O'Neal had held the Magic's record for most rebounds in a game at 28.
Despite his efforts, the Magic lost their sixth straight, their longest losing streak since a six-game slide in 2006.