Wade, James hold off Timberwolves, stay undefeated

December 30, 2011 - 10:42 PM
Heat Timberwolves Basketball

Minnesota Timberwolves' Kevin Love, center, collides with Miami Heat's Joel Anthony and is charged with an offensive charge while driving in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in Minneapolis. Looking on at left is Heat's Udonis Haslem. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dwyane Wade hit a jumper from the wing, then scored on an inbounds pass from LeBron James with 4.6 seconds to play to lift the undefeated Miami Heat to a 103-101 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.

Playing on a sore foot, Wade finished with 19 points, while James had 34 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds on his 27th birthday.

Ricky Rubio had 12 points, 12 assists and six rebounds, and Kevin Love had 25 points and 12 boards for the Timberwolves, who led 100-99 with 55 seconds to play.

But Wade hit a jumper and then lost Rubio on an inbounds play to make the winning bucket, one game after beating the Charlotte Bobcats with a last-second shot.