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NBA: Miami 116, Los Angeles Clippers 112

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- A free throw by Chris Bosh with 10 seconds remaining Wednesday gave Miami the cushion it needed to pull off a 116-112 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: Miami 106, New York 91

NEW YORK, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Miami's LeBron James piled up 30 points and grabbed eight rebounds Saturday, enabling the Heat to cool off New York 106-91.

NBA: Miami 101, Philadelphia 86

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Chris Bosh launched Miami to a hot start Friday and the Heat ended its longest losing streak in two seasons with a 101-86 decision over Philadelphia.

NBA: Miami 107, New Orleans 88

MIAMI, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- LeBron James poured in 32 points for Miami Tuesday and the Heat overcame a slow start to surge past New Orleans 107-88.

NBA: Miami 110, Orlando 94

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each scored 20 points for Miami Saturday and the Heat extended their dominance over Orlando with a 110-94 victory.

NBA: Miami 107, Chicago 95

MIAMI, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 17 points and stifled Derrick Rose in his long-awaited return to action Tuesday, sending Miami to a season-opening 107-95 win over Chicago.
NBA: Miami 95, San Antonio 88

NBA: Miami 95, San Antonio 88

MIAMI, June 21 (UPI) -- LeBron James produced a massive game and hit the decisive basket Thursday to give Miami its second straight NBA title with a 95-88 win over San Antonio.

NBA: Miami 94, Chicago 91

MIAMI, May 15 (UPI) -- Shane Battier ignited a fourth-quarter comeback Wednesday that pushed Miami into the Eastern Conference finals with a 94-91 win over Chicago.

NBA: Miami 103, Washington 98

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Ray Allen scored 13 of his 23 points in the fourth period Wednesday to help shorthanded Miami fight off Washington 103-98.

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NBA: Miami 98, Cleveland 95

CLEVELAND, March 20 (UPI) -- A triple-double from LeBron James brought Miami roaring back from a 27-point deficit Wednesday to its 24th consecutive win -- a 98-95 decision over Cleveland.

NBA: Miami 105, Boston 103

BOSTON, March 18 (UPI) -- LeBron James connected on a go-ahead basket with 10.5 seconds left Monday, rallying the Miami Heat to a 23rd straight win, 105-103 over Boston.

NBA: Miami 109, Cleveland 105

MIAMI, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade sparked a fourth-quarter run and Shane Battier sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:27 left Sunday, rallying the Miami Heat over Cleveland 109-105.

NBA: Miami 103, Atlanta 90

ATLANTA, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Shane Battier and Ray Allen scored 23 of Miami's 40 fourth-quarter points Wednesday, rallying the Heat to a 103-90 victory over Atlanta.

NBA: Miami 114, Houston 108

MIAMI, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 63 points Wednesday in carrying Miami to a 114-108 decision over Houston.
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CHP98030903 - 08 MARCH 1998 - GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, USA: Duke's Shane Battier (31) battles with North Carolina's Brendan Haywood (00) for possession of the ball in the ACC Tournament action in Greensboro, NC 03/08/98. UPI ds/DAN SEARS
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Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978 in Birmingham, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player (small forward) with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association and the U.S. national team.

Battier was born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and attended Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills, Michigan, where he won many awards including 1997 "Mr. Basketball of Michigan." He went on to play four years of college basketball at Duke, where he captured the 2001 National Championship and swept the major National Player of the Year awards. Battier was selected with the sixth overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies and was traded five years later to the Houston Rockets. His number has been retired by both Detroit Country Day School and Duke University.

Battier was an outlier from his childhood; by the time he entered Country Day as a seventh-grader, he was already 6'4"/1.93 m, and was 6'7"/2.01 m a year later. He was also the only child in the school with a black father and a white mother. As Michael Lewis put it in a 2009 article, the young Battier "was shuttling between a black world that treated him as white and a white world that treated him as black." More specifically in the context of basketball, Lewis noted that "the inner-city kids with whom he played on the A.A.U. circuit treated Battier like a suburban kid with a white game, and the suburban kids he played with during the regular season treated him like a visitor from the planet where they kept the black people." Battier also noted that his cerebral approach to the game was forged from that time:

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