Kevin Love scored 28 points, Chase Budinger added 24 off the bench and the shorthanded Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Miami Heat in double overtime, 122-121, Friday night.
Nikola Pekovic (ankle) and Kevin Martin (foot) both sat this one out for the Timberwolves, and Dwyane Wade (hamstring) missed his sixth straight game for the Heat.
Miami had opportunities to win the game at the free-throw line at the end of regulation and at the end of the first overtime, but Mario Chalmers twice made only one of two free throws. Both times, Love missed shots at the buzzer on the ensuing Minnesota possession.
Love would hit a huge three-pointer to put the Wolves up 119-117 with 29 seconds remaining in the second extra session, but with Minnesota leading 121-118 with 10.8 seconds left, Chris Bosh connected on a triple of his own to tie things up.
Norris Cole then fouled Corey Brewer on the following possession, and Brewer proceeded to make one of two from the charity stripe.
Ray Allen missed a shot at the buzzer.
LeBron James led all scorers with 34, but missed a crucial foul shot that could have tied the game at 119 with 16 seconds remaining.
The loss by Miami snapped its four-game winning streak.
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