101 - 95 Final - OT
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Miami needs OT to top Bucks, extend road streak

Jan 8, 2011 - 7:10 AM Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, as the Miami Heat won their 12th straight road game with a 101-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center.

LeBron James ended with 26 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and six steals for the Heat, who started a five-game road trip. If the Heat can go undefeated on the trek they will match the 1971-72 Lakers for the longest road winning streak in NBA history at 16.

Carlos Arroyo and Dwyane Wade donated 15 and 14 points, respectively, for Miami, which has won eight in a row overall. Bosh also grabbed 12 rebounds.

Chris Douglas-Roberts scored a season-high 30 points and pulled down five rebounds for the Bucks, who have lost three in a row. Andrew Bogut tallied 12 points and a career-high 27 rebounds.

John Salmons and Earl Boykins chipped in with 15 and 14 points, respectively, in defeat.

"We played really hard tonight," Bucks head coach Scott Skiles said. "To hold them to 36 points in the second half, not counting the overtime, means we're playing hard. When plays need to be made we're still having trouble making them. We gave up a rebound, a free throw, we had too many turnovers."

Trailing by five, 81-76, early in the fourth, Milwaukee put together a 9-0 run to take the lead. Boykins' technical free throw and Douglas-Roberts' trey made it 85-81 with 6:25 to go.

Bosh's jumper with 3:47 left was Miami's first field goal in over seven minutes, and it sparked a 10-2 burst. Wade tied the game at 87-87 with a layup and was fouled on the play. His free throw was off the mark, but Bosh was there for the tip-in to give the Heat the lead.

Douglas-Roberts had a chance to tie the game with 26.6 seconds left, but missed two foul shots. Bosh made two from the line at the other end to make it a 91-87 game.

Bogut made it a two-point contest with a pair of foul shots. Miami, though, turned the ball over on the ensuing inbound pass. James threw the ball to Arroyo, who dropped the ball out of bounds.

Boykins then dribbled around the court before making a game-tying tear drop layup with 1.8 ticks left. Wade had a chance to win it in regulation, but missed a wide-open jumper.

Miami controlled the overtime period, outscoring the Bucks by a 10-4 margin. Bosh made two free throws with 2 1/2 minutes remaining to give the Heat a 95-93 edge. Arroyo added a layup over a minute later to give Miami a four- point cushion.

Boykins made a jumper with 1:01 left to cut the gap to 97-95. After misses by both teams, Arroyo made two from the charity stripe with 8.9 ticks remaining to make it 99-95.

Boykins and Ersan Ilyasova missed shots at the other end, and James made two foul shots to account for the final margin.

"We shot less than 40 percent from the field as a team," James said. "But we found a way to win. Our team is about defense."

The Heat made 57.9 percent of their shots in the first quarter to grab a 30-18 lead.

The second period was the complete opposite for Miami, as the visitors shot 32 percent from the floor. Meanwhile, Milwaukee made 60 percent of its shots in the second and trailed by a 55-48 margin at the break.

Trailing by nine, 61-52, early in the third, the Bucks put together an 11-2 run. Salmons tallied seven points during the burst, including a layup to make it 63-63 with under five minutes to go.

Miami took a 75-72 edge into the fourth.

Game Notes

The Heat have won four in a row against the Bucks...Miami made 26-of-32 from the foul line, while Milwaukee went 17-of-24 from the charity stripe.