Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Ray Allen hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 22.6 seconds left as the Miami Heat came through with a harder-than-expected, 105-100, win over the short-handed San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena.
Allen scored 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, while LeBron James compiled 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists to lead the Heat to their fifth consecutive victory, though Miami needed a 12-2 run over the final two minutes to get past a gritty Spurs squad that was playing without its top five scorers.
Dwyane Wade added 19 points and Chris Bosh amassed 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat, who improved to 7-0 at home as well and have now won 11 in a row at American Airlines Arena dating back to last season's playoffs.
Gary Neal had 20 points and Tiago Splitter finished with 18 for a San Antonio team without its "Big Three" of Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili, all of whom did not make the trip for rest purposes. The Spurs were playing for the fourth time in five days.
Starting guard Danny Green was also held out for San Antonio, which had taken the first five tests of its six-game road swing.