MIAMI — Just when it seemed the Miami Heat were headed for a seventh loss in 10 games, three star players stepped up and took command.
Ray Allen, Lebron James and Dwyane Wade provided the points as the Heat closed with a 14-2 run to escape with 91-86 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Allen scored a team-high 18 points, including five points in the game-ending run, during his 30 minutes, 44 seconds off the bench.
James finished with 15 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Wade and Mario Chalmers each had 14 points for the Heat (47-20).
James scored five points and Wade four in the decisive spurt over the final 3:27.
Zach Randolph had 25 points and 14 rebounds for the Grizzlies (40-28), who suffered a key blow when center Marc Gasol left the game after suffering an ankle injury with 6:34 left in the third quarter and did not return. He finished with 14 points and six rebounds in 24 minutes.