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Late jumper from LeBron sends Heat to sweep of Magic
Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James drained a step-back jumper from beyond the foul line with 15.1 seconds remaining to lift the Miami Heat to a 101-99 win over the Orlando Magic.
James ended with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, as the Heat completed the sweep of the home-and-home series. Miami dominated the Magic 120-92 on Wednesday.
Dwyane Wade totaled 27 points and Chris Bosh scored 15 in Miami's sixth consecutive win since a Nov. 9 loss at home to Boston.
Power forward Glen Davis returned for the Magic and had 20 points in his season debut. Davis hadn't played since breaking the fifth metatarsal in his left foot on Jan. 30. He had two surgical procedures to correct the problem.
Following James' jumper, the Magic had a great chance to tie the game. Arron Afflalo drove to the basket, but Bosh came up with the block. Victor Oladipo picked up the loose ball, but his open shot from the right baseline hit off the rim and James corralled the rebound as time expired.
Afflalo had 18 points and seven rebounds. Oladipo scored 17, but the Magic lost for the sixth time in seven games.
11/23 22:12:29 ET