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NBA: Miami 102, Toronto 97

Jan. 5, 2014 at 9:51 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- LeBron James piled up 30 points Sunday and the Miami Heat used some clutch late foul shooting to hold off Toronto 102-97.

James connected on a jumper with 4:47 left to put the Heat ahead to stay at 92-86, but the Raptors didn't give up as Amir Johnson supplied a 3-point play and Jonas Valanciunas added a layup.

DeMar DeRozan's driving dunk with 1 minute left pulled Toronto to within 96-95, but he missed a potential go-ahead hook shot with 24.9 remaining.

Dwyane Wade and James each connected on a pair of free throws to keep Miami in front and Toronto's Kyle Lowry missed a 3-point try in the closing seconds.

James hauled down the rebound and sank two more free throws to seal the outcome as the Heat won for the fourth time in five games.

The Raptors had their season-best five-game winning streak despite 26 points and seven assists from DeRozan.

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