Heat Check: Ray Allen steps up late to rescue Heat
MAR 16, 2014 6:21p ET
The veteran sharpshooter again was on the mark Sunday, when he helped rally the Heat past the Houston Rockets.
Allen scored a season-high 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting -- 4 of 6 from 3-point range -- to help the Heat earn a 113-104 victory against the Rockets in amid a playoff-like atmosphere at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Houston had beaten Miami 106-103 on March 4 to begin the Heat's winless three-game losing streak. Miami then returned home to defeat Washington before losing to Brooklyn on Wednesday night and Denver on Friday night.
After trailing by five points with 6:04 remaining, Miami went on an 14-5 run. Allen scored 10 of the Heats points in that spurt, and his 3-pointer with 2:55 to go gave Miami a 106-102 advantage.
Miami finished the game with a 15-2 run overall after being behind 102-98 with 4:26 left.
LeBron James -- despite no fourth-quarter field goals -- and Dwyane Wade each had 24 points for the Heat (45-19), who snapped a two-game home losing streak. They entered having lost five of six overall.
Miami trailed 81-79 entering the fourth quarter after having led by as many as 11 in the second quarter.
The Heat committed 6 turnovers that led to 7 Houston points in the third period.
THE TURNING POINT
Miami's 14-5 run, fueled by Allen, to build a 106-102 lead with 2:55 left.
THE DIFFERENCE MAKER
Allen, who after scoring 22 points in Friday night's loss to Denver, scored 25 in 29 minutes.
STAT OF THE GAME
Allen's shooting 7 of 11 overall, 4 of 6 from 3-point range, and 7 of 7 free throws.
The Heat hit the road for two games, beginning at Cleveland 7 p.m. Tuesday.