Final / OT

Regular Season Series (Game 2 of 2)

Series starts 10/31

Game 1: Friday, October 31st
Kings77Final
Heat103
Game 2: Friday, January 9th
Heat119Final
OT
Kings115

Heat 119

(19-16, 7-10 away)

Kings 115

(8-29, 6-12 home)

    Coverage: CSNS

    10:00 PM ET, January 9, 2009

    Sleep Train Arena, Sacramento, CA

    1 2 3 4 OT T
    MIA 25 33 16 30 15119
    SAC 30 32 20 22 11115

    Top Performers

    Miami: D. Wade 41 Pts, 5 Reb, 7 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Sacramento: J. Salmons 29 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Wade takes over in extra period to lead Heat past woeful Kings

    Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Dwyane Wade was having a rough night. His shot was unreliable.

    Fast Facts

    • Dwayne Wade has his fifth 40-point game of the season, the most he has had in one season in his career.

    • The Heat improve to 7-10 on the road this season, one more then they had all of last season.

    • The Kings have lost 14 consecutive games against Eastern Conference teams, the longest current inter-conference losing streak in the league.

    • Sacramento has lost 21 of its last 24 games and falls to 2-11 under interim coach Kenny Natt.

    -- ESPN research

    Wade, of course, was still spectacular. He scored 10 of his 41 points in overtime to help the Miami Heat outlast the Sacramento Kings 119-115 on Friday night.

    "That No. 3 is pretty good," a weary-looking Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said.

    Wade scored the final five points in overtime for the Heat, who had dropped three of four games. Relentless no matter who was covering him, Wade made 11 of 26 shots and 18 of 24 free throws. Wade also had five rebounds and seven assists.

    Wade went down hard on a flagrant foul by Spencer Hawes in overtime. After lying under the basket for over a minute, Wade got up and made one of two free throws for a 112-110 lead at the 2:01 mark.

    "It's basketball, sometimes there are hard fouls and hard falls," Wade said. "You've got to get up and play. I hurt a lot of parts of my body on that one fall."

    Kevin Martin and John Salmons scored 29 points for the Kings, who had a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter but have now lost five straight and 11 of 12.

    Rookie Michael Beasley came off the bench to score 23 points for the Heat. Mario Chalmers had 13 points and Udonis Haslem had 11.

    It was Hawes rallying the Kings in the final minute. He hit a corner 3-pointer to get the Kings within a point with 10.4 seconds remaining. After Chalmers made one of two free throws, the Kings rushed downcourt and Hawes connected on 17-footer to tie the game at 104 with 3.1 seconds left. Wade shot an airball at the buzzer to send the game into overtime.

    The Heat are on a seven-game, 12-day trip that began Wednesday with a loss in Denver. It's only the third time in franchise history that Miami has played seven straight road games.

    With an 8-29 record, the Kings are having the worst start to a season in the Sacramento era, which dates to 1985-86. Typically a good home team, even in their lean years, the Kings are now 6-12 at Arco Arena where the crowds have dwindled and the enthusiasm has waned.

    "It's obviously another disappointing loss after fighting so hard, having a chance to tie it up in regulation, gong to overtime and having a chance to win another basketball game," Kings interim coach Kenny Natt said. "Then we let it slip away, so obviously we're disappointed about that."

    Game notes


    Salmons made all five first-half shots and converted on his four free throw attempts. ... New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, Milwaukee Brewers reliever Manny Parra and Mets manager Jerry Manuel were in courtside seats. ... Coming off a season-high 25 points against Denver, Shawn Marion had only eight against the Kings.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MIA
    SAC
    Points 119 115
    FGM-FGA 40-89 (.449) 37-89 (.416)
    3PM-3PA 7-18 (.389) 8-22 (.364)
    FTM-FTA 32-43 (.744) 33-41 (.805)
    Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 13-49 10-46
    Assists 19 23
    Turnovers 15 20
    Steals 11 6
    Blocks 4 1
    Fast Break Points 12 18
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 30 (0/1) 29 (0/1)
    Largest Lead 8 10

    Top Performers

    Miami
    Sacramento
    Dwyane Wade Wade
    Points: 41
    Reb: 5
    Ast: 7
    Stl: 3
    Blk: 2
    John Salmons Salmons
    Points: 29
    Reb: 6
    Ast: 4
    Stl: 1
    Blk: 0