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NBA: Miami 101, Milwaukee 95 (OT)

Jan. 7, 2011 at 11:56 PM   |   Comments

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Carlos Arroyo scored four key points in overtime Friday that helped the Miami Heat survive an upset bid and down Milwaukee 101-95.

Miami won its eighth straight and maintained a four-game lead in the Southeast Division over Orlando, which also has won eight in a row.

The Bucks lost their third consecutive contest but they rallied from a 16-point deficit in the second period and gave themselves a chance when Earl Boykins made a layup with 2 seconds left in regulation to force the extra period.

Miami never trailed in overtime and Arroyo gave the Heat their first four-point lead of the session by making a layup with 1:16 to play. He hit two free throws with 10 seconds remaining to put Miami in front 99-95.

LeBron James led Miami with 26 points and the Heat overcame 39 percent shooting from the field by making 26-of-32 from the foul line.

Chris Douglas-Roberts scored 30 off the bench to pace the Bucks.

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