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Heat edge Warriors on LeBron's last-second 3

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James one-upped fellow All-Star Stephen Curry just before the buzzer Wednesday with a stepback, fallaway 3- pointer to give the Miami Heat a thrilling 111-110 win over the Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors battled back from a 21-point second-half deficit and held two leads in the final 1:22, the second coming when Curry beat Mario Chalmers off the dribble and banked in a runner while getting fouled with 14.6 seconds remaining.

Curry drained the additional free throw for a 110-108 advantage, and Miami simply gave the ball to James instead of calling a timeout. James dribbled away the clock and tried to shake Andre Iguodala at the top of the key. Iguodala played textbook defense and had a hand in James' face as the four- time MVP stepped back to his left and fired a rainbow that hit nothing but the bottom of the net with 0.2 seconds remaining.

"I always want to come through for (my teammates)," James said. "Obviously I'm not going to be successful every time, but to be able to deliver for them tonight meant everything."

The Warriors did not have enough time to get a shot off, and James and his teammates celebrated Miami's fifth win in the past six games heading into the All-Star break.

"When you think about it and look at the play it was great defense with a great contest," Warriors head coach Mark Jackson said. "At the end of the day we witnessed greatness. A special player and an all-time great who made a big time shot."

James dropped in 36 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and also dished out nine assists for a Heat club that again played without Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh donated 19 points and Michael Beasley added 16 to the winning cause.

Curry poured in 29 points on 8-of-14 shooting, David Lee recorded a double- double with 21 points and 11 boards and Klay Thompson netted 17 points in the loss, Golden State's third in the last five games.

Curry and Thompson keyed a 28-9 Warriors run over the final 7 1/2 minutes of the third quarter to all but erase a 21-point hole, as Curry's 3-pointer in the closing seconds had Golden State within 84-82.

Curry opened the fourth-quarter scoring with another triple, and it went back- and-forth until the final buzzer.

After Iguodala hit an elbow jumper to give Golden State a 105-104 advantage with 1:22 to go, James came down and countered with a 3-pointer from roughly the same spot where he would later win it.

Another elbow jumper by Curry tied it before James' 1-for-2 showing at the foul line with 25.3 seconds to go preceded Curry's go-ahead three-point play.

James finished his 11-point opening quarter with a 3-pointer to give the Heat a 28-20 advantage.

The Heat stretched the lead to 14 late in the second frame, then countered a 10-0 Warriors run with a 9-2 stretch over the final two minutes to go into the break with a 57-46 cushion.

Bosh gave Miami its biggest lead at 21, 75-54, with a three-point play a little over four minutes into the second half.

Game Notes

James recorded his 100th double-double as a member of the Heat .. Chalmers finished with 12 points and seven assists ... Miami's Shane Battier received five stitches over his left eye and stayed in the game ... Wade sat out with a sore left foot ... Miami shot 53.8 percent from the field.

02/13 03:32:01 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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