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Jazz stand the Heat

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MIAMI – Paul Millsap scored a career-high 46 points, including a putback at the buzzer to force overtime, and the Utah Jazz got two free throws from Francisco Elson with 0.4 seconds left to beat the Miami Heat 116-114 on Tuesday night.
Utah erased a 22-point deficit, plus overcame a 39-point night from Dwyane Wade and LeBron James’ 29th career triple-double – 20 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds – to hand the Heat their first home loss.
The Heat missed five shots in the final two minutes of overtime that either would have tied the game or given them the lead, including Eddie House’s desperation jumper at the buzzer.
Deron Williams had 21 points and 14 assists for the Jazz before fouling out late in regulation. Andrei Kirilenko had 16 points.
Millsap’s 46 were by far the most by any player to face Miami this season – and he might have been a most surprising candidate to top that list.
In eight previous games against the Heat, he averaged just 6.9 points.
In Los Angeles,  Kobe Bryant scored 33 points, Pau Gasol added 18 points and ten rebounds, as the Lakers beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 99-94 and improved to 8-0 for just the third time in franchise history.
Lamar Odom overcame foul trouble and scored two important late baskets to finish with 15 points for the Lakers, who matched the 1987-88 team for the second-best start in club history.
Only the 1997-98 Lakers were better, starting 11-0.
In New Orleans,  Willie Green scored 19 points and fellow reserve guard Jarryd Bayless added 15 as the Hornets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 101-82 to stay unbeaten.
With Chris Paul on the bench, Bayless and Green took over in the fourth quarter, combining to score the Hornets’ first 19 points in the period to put New Orleans up 89-69.
Paul added 13 points and eight assists for New Orleans, who are now off to a franchise-best 7-0 start.
Al-Farouq Aminu scored 20 for the Clippers. (AP)

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