By that point, it was clear this one was going to the wire.
NOTES: Word that Wade would play — he missed Tuesday's game against Philadelphia with a bruised left knee — came down about 45 minutes before tip-off. ... NFL stars Julius Peppers and Jeremy Shockey were part of the sold-out crowd, as was actor Michael Douglas for the second straight night. ... About 57,000 people went to a pair of sold-out sports events three miles apart in Miami on Wednesday night, with Heat-Thunder going on not far from the first official baseball game in the history of Marlins Park. ... Thunder guard Derek Fisher and Heat guard James Jones — both NBPA officers who spent much of the offseason dealing with the lockout — exchanged greetings at halftime.
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