Hornets2120282112 -- 102Heat2418242419 -- 109

Dwyane Wade scored Miami's final eight points in the fourth quarter, and James Posey and Gary Payton each hit a key three-pointer in overtime.

Wade finished with 25 points and 10 assists, but it was his play down the stretch during regulation that gave the Heat a chance to win its third straight game without Shaquille O'Neal.

With Miami trailing 90-83 with 1:59 left, Wade scored the final seven points, including a tying jumper with 35 seconds remaining to force overtime at 90-90.

New Orleans

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 26541-9316-2518-542123102Nachbar 23:575-121-22-51012West 39:367-162-23-102216Brown 43:0111-162-25-121324Paul 43:455-136-71-210416Snyder 12:232-62-21-1137Butler 15:231-50-00-1022Andersen 17:194-51-43-5029Mason 29:031-71-21-9133Claxton 34:295-120-01-65312Vroman 6:040-11-41-3011

Percentages: FG .441, FT .640. Three-Point Goals: 4-15, .267 (Claxton 2-3, Snyder 1-2, Nachbar 1-6, Butler 0-2, Paul 0-2). Blocked Shots: 2 (West, Andersen). Turnovers: 13 (Nachbar 3, Claxton 3, Paul 2, Brown, Mason, West, Andersen, Snyder). Steals: 7 (Brown 2, West 2, Claxton 2, Paul). Technical Fouls: Coach Scott, 6:06 second; Paul, 5:56 second.

Miami

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 26537-8424-288-402320109Posey 34:552-40-00-1236Haslem 40:475-102-22-92112Mourning 34:503-74-41-110210Williams 27:247-140-00-42217Wade 45:447-2111-152-410325Walker 30:238-172-22-61521Payton 35:432-64-41-3629Kapono 15:143-51-10-2029

Percentages: FG .440, FT .857. Three-Point Goals: 11-26, .423 (Walker 3-6, Williams 3-8, Kapono 2-4, Posey 2-4, Payton 1-3, Wade 0-1). Blocked Shots: 6 (Mourning 5, Wade). Turnovers: 11 (Haslem 3, Wade 3, Mourning, Payton, Posey, Walker, Williams). Steals: 6 (Walker 2, Haslem, Wade, Payton, Williams). Technical Fouls: Defensive Three Second, 8:21 first; Payton, 6:06 second; Mourning, 4:23 second.

A: 19,600 (19,600) T: 2:29.