NBA: Miami 119, Dallas 109 (OT)

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.

NBA: Miami 105, Utah 89

MIAMI, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Miami's LeBron James scored 30 points, grabbed nine rebounds and distributed seven assists Saturday, hoisting the Heat to a 105-89 decision over Utah.

NBA: Miami 110, Dallas 95

DALLAS, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- LeBron James scored 24 points with nine rebounds and five assists in just 31 minutes Thursday as part of Miami's 110-95 victory over Dallas.

NBA: Miami 103, Minnesota 92

MIAMI, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined for 46 points Tuesday and the Miami Heat overcame a slow start to beat Minnesota 103-92.

NBA: Golden State 97, Miami 95

MIAMI, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Draymond Green finished off a late rally Wednesday with a layup in the final second that gave Golden State a 97-95 win over Miami.

NBA: Miami 106, New Orleans 90

MIAMI, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade and LeBron James teamed up for 50 points and the Miami Heat snapped a two-game skid with a 106-90 victory over New Orleans Saturday.

NBA: Miami 97, Phoenix 88

PHOENIX, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Chris Bosh struck for 24 points Saturday and the Miami Heat wrapped up a long road trip with a 97-88 win over Phoenix.

NBA: Miami 98, Denver 93

DENVER, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Norris Cole hit the last of Miami's 13 3-point shots with 53 seconds remaining Thursday to halt a Denver rally and boost the Heat to a 98-93 victory.

NBA: Miami 100, Oklahoma City 96

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 15 (UPI) -- LeBron James hit two free throws with 7 seconds left Thursday, enabling Miami to hold off Oklahoma City 100-96 and deadlock the NBA championship series.

NBA: Oklahoma City 105, Miami 94

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 13 (UPI) -- Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant combined for 41 points in the second half to lead Oklahoma City past Miami 105-94 Tuesday in the opener the NBA Final.

NBA: Boston 93, Miami 91 (OT)

BOSTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Rajon Rondo scored three of his 15 points in overtime Sunday and the Boston Celtics evened the Eastern Conference Finals with a 93-91 win over Miami.

NBA: Miami 115, Indiana 83

MIAMI, May 22 (UPI) -- LeBron James and Dwyane Wade teamed up for 58 points Monday and Miami bounced Indiana 115-83 for a 3-2 lead in their second-round playoff series.

NBA: Miami 98, Los Angeles Lakers 87

MIAMI, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- LeBron James shook off a case of the flu Thursday to play 37 minutes and score 31 points in leading the Miami Heat past the Los Angeles Lakers 98-87.

COL BKB: Duke 74, Michigan State 69

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Duke Coach Mike Krzyzewski won his 903rd career game Tuesday, setting an NCAA record with sixth-ranked Blue Devils' 74-69 win over Michigan State.

NBA: Memphis 101, San Antonio 98

SAN ANTONIO, April 17 (UPI) -- Shane Battier's late 3-point jumper gave Memphis the lead and the Grizzlies hung on to down San Antonio 101-98 in Game 1 of a first-round playoff series.
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Shane Battier
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

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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