When Dwyane Wade started his drive, Hassan Whiteside and Erik Spoelstra thought he was shooting. They were wrong -- and thrilled.
Wade's lob set up Whiteside for a spectacular one-handed dunk in the final minute, and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 100-94 on Wednesday night -- giving them, almost unbelievably, their first two-game home winning streak in more than four months.
Wade finished with 25 points and six assists, Whiteside had 18 points and 25 rebounds -- second-most by any Heat player ever -- and Miami held on to the No. 7 spot as the race for Eastern Conference playoff spots remained jampacked.
"Always be aware, Hassan," Wade said. "You never know when I'm going to pass it. I thought we kind of did a good job with me attacking, so they were kind of used to that. And then, when they least expected it, it kind of came at the perfect time."
Miami started 2-0 at home, then lost 17 of 25 there before this two-game streak. ... Gladys Knight and Lynda Carter were among those in attendance, along with golfer Matt Kuchar -- who front-rimmed a try from midcourt. ... The Heat sent Zoran Dragic to their NBA Development League affiliate in Sioux Falls.
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