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                === James delivers late as Heat edge Blazers ===
 
 Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James deposited 32 points and the game-
 winning layup as the Miami Heat held off the Portland Trail Blazers, 93-91, at
 American Airlines Arena on Monday.
 
 After  a pair  of Mo Williams free  throws with 30.9 seconds left capped a 7-0
 Blazers  run to  knot the  score at  91-91, James  made amends  for a  pair of
 turnovers on the previous two Miami possessions by driving left and converting
 a contested layup with 11.4 seconds showing.
 
 "I was able to get into the lane and finish," said James.
 
 The Blazers chose to play it out without calling a timeout and put the ball in
 All-Star  Damian  Lillard's hands. As  the clock  trickled down, Lillard put a
 move  on a Miami defender and got to the rim, but Chris Bosh was there to deny
 his scoop layup at the buzzer.
 
 Bosh  finished with 15 points on his 30th birthday and Chris Andersen added 13
 points  with 11 rebounds  off the bench as Miami completed the season sweep of
 the Blazers.
 
 "Our  effort  and intensity was  great throughout the game  and then we made a
 couple  of mistakes and the momentum changed," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
 "They're a great-shooting team and they got on a roll at the end and made it a
 harrowing finish, but for the most part I like the way our guys played."
 
 Lillard  paced Portland  with 19 points, Williams chimed in with 17 points and
 Wesley  Matthews scored 15 for the ailing Blazers, who were once again without
 star  LaMarcus Aldridge (back). The Blazers fell to 0-2 on their current five-
 game road trip.
 
 Greg  Oden's  jam at  7:21 of  the third put  the finishing  touches on a 13-6
 flurry  to  open the second  half, as the Heat  turned a 46-42 halftime margin
 into  an 11-point lead.  Bosh did most of the damage during the surge, potting
 a pair of 3-pointers, a short hook and a free throw.
 
 Oden,  the top  pick in the 2007  draft by Portland, played for the first time
 against his former team.
 
 The hosts led comfortably until the final minutes, when Portland went on a run
 to make it a game.
 
 After  Matthews hit  a 3 to pull  Portland within five, Mario Chalmers made it
 91-84  with a jumper.  Lopez got things started for the Blazers with a pair of
 free throws, Nicolas Batum hit a trey and Williams tied it from the stripe.
 
 "I  was proud of the way we competed and got back into the game," said Blazers
 coach Terry Stotts. "It was a frustrating night from the offensive standpoint.
 We  didn't  shoot particularly well but  we made some  shots at the end to get
 back into it."
 
 Portland  led 7-4 early on when a pair of James dunks ignited Miami's offense.
 Chalmers  made it 10-4  with a driving layup, but the Heat point guard injured
 his  right  leg on the play  and was helped back  to the locker room. He would
 return to pour in 11 points.
 
 The Blazers held Miami to just four points over the final three minutes of the
 first  and  finished the frame  on an 11-4  run to take  a 25-22 lead into the
 second.
 
 The  spread  reached six  points midway  through the period  on a Williams' 3-
 ball,  but  the Heat had momentum  heading into intermission after Ray Allen's
 triple with 13 seconds to play boosted them to a 46-42 advantage.
 
 Portland never led after halftime.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Miami  has won four  of five in the series ... Dwyane Wade (rest) did not play
 ...  The Heat  doubled Portland's  output  in the  paint, 52-26,  and won  the
 rebounding  margin,  48-44 ... Aldridge missed  his sixth straight game. He is
 with  the team on  its road trip and is considered day-to-day ... Batum had 11
 points and 10 rebounds.
 
 03/25 00:12:55 ET