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LeBron hits game-winning lay-up, lifts Heat over Magic (VIDEO)

LeBron James

Miami Heat’s LeBron James reacts after scoring the go-ahead layup against the Orlando Magic with 3.2 seconds left in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The Heat won 97-96. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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Miami came in having won 15 in a row, but that doesn’t mean they were now immune to the early-season lethargy that saw them losing games they shouldn’t have. We got to see “coasting Miami” again Wednesday night against the Magic, a team that is scrappy but not very talented.

Scrappy was almost enough — Orlando fought back from 20 down to take the lead — but with the game on the line the Heat isolated for LeBron James and he got to the rim and hit the game winner with 3.2 seconds left. The Heat won 97-96. It’s good to have the best player in the game on your side.

LeBron finished with 26 points on 14 shots.