MIAMI, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Ray Allen's 3-pointer touched off a 7-0 run to start the overtime period Wednesday and launched Miami to a 119-109 victory over Dallas.
Dallas led for most of the first half and had a six-point advantage with 3 minutes to play in regulation, but the Heat rallied to win their second straight overtime decision. The Mavericks have lost each of their last nine overtime games.
James scored 32 points, had 12 rebounds and dished out nine assists. Wade chipped in 27 points and 10 rebounds.
The Mavericks wasted a 30-point effort from O.J. Mayo; Nowitzki had 19 points and six rebounds in what was the best of the six games he has played since returning from knee surgery.