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In brief: Heat hold off Rose, Bulls in final seconds

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2012

NBA: LeBron James scored 35 points, while reigning NBA MVP Derrick Rose wasted two chances in the final 23 seconds and the Miami Heat escaped with a 97-93 home win Sunday over the Chicago Bulls.

Chris Bosh scored 24 points and added 12 rebounds for the Heat, who never trailed – but this win in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals was not easy. Dwyane Wade added 15 points for Miami.

Rose scored 34 points for Chicago, but missed a pair of foul shots that would have given Chicago the lead with 22.7 seconds left. He had made all 28 of his free throws in the fourth quarter this season.

Rose had a shot to tie in the final seconds, but his short jumper bounced off the rim.

• Mavericks top Spurs in OT: Jason Terry scored a season-high 34 points, including four in the last 42 seconds of overtime, and the Dallas Mavericks rebounded after blowing a big lead against visiting San Antonio for a 101-100 victory.

Dallas led by as many as 18 points, but trailed by nine in the fourth quarter. Terry tied the game with a half-second left in regulation.

Mavericks guard Jason Kidd will be out at least a week because of a right calf strain.

• Pacers continue road dominance: The Indiana Pacers have played 13 of their first 19 games away from home. It doesn’t seem to be bothering them much.

Danny Granger scored 24 points and Indiana beat the Magic 106-85 in Orlando, Fla., earning its eighth road victory of the season to tie Chicago and Oklahoma City for most in the NBA.

• Cavs close out Celtics on 12-0 run: Kyrie Irving scored 23 points, sinking a layup with 2.6 seconds left as the Cleveland Cavaliers scored the last 12 points of the game to beat the Celtics 88-87 in Boston.

Ray Allen returned from an ankle injury and scored 22 points, making 4 of 6 from 3-point range. But he missed a jumper from the left corner when Boston still held a one-point lead on its second-to-last possession.

Georgetown holds Rutgers to 36 points

Women’s basketball: Tia Magee scored 21 points and No. 20 Georgetown (17-5, 6-3 Big East) held No. 11 Rutgers (17-4, 6-2) to a season-low for points, beating the Scarlet Knights 54-36 in Washington.

Sugar Rodgers added 19 points for the Hoyas. Magee and Rodgers added five steals apiece as Rutgers committed 22 turnovers.

April Sykes led Rutgers with 13 points.

• Minnesota gets rare win over ranked team: Rachel Banham scored 20 points and made three 3-pointers, helping Minnesota (12-11, 4-5 Big Ten) take down No. 9 Ohio State (20-2, 7-2), 76-65 in Minneapolis.

Kiara Buford added 15 points and seven assists for the Golden Gophers, who beat a ranked team for the first time in nearly three years. They did it by dominating the post, outscoring the Buckeyes 36-20 in the paint.

Notre Dame knocks off No. 24 UConn

Men’s basketball: Eric Atkins scored 13 points and Jerian Grant hit three key free throws late as Notre Dame beat No. 24 Connecticut 50-48 in Hartford, Conn., the third straight win for the Irish (14-8, 6-3 Big East) and the third straight loss for the Huskies (14-6, 4-4).

Jeremy Lamb had 16 points to lead the Huskies and had a chance to tie the game after missing his second free throw with 2.3 seconds left on purpose. He grabbed the rebound of the miss but his off-balance follow bounced off the rim at the buzzer.

• Ohio State runs home win streak to 38: Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 17 points and had a career-high 12 rebounds as No. 4 Ohio State (19-3, 7-2 Big Ten) beat No. 20 Michigan (16-6, 6-3), 64-49 in Columbus, Ohio, extending the Buckeyes’ homecourt winning streak to 38, the second-longest in the program’s 100 years.

Speed skating: China’s Yu Jing broke the world record in 500 meters and finished second in the 1,000 to win the world sprint speedskating championship in Calgary, Alberta.

Yu won the 500 in 36.94 seconds. Canada’s Christine Nesbitt was second in the overall four-race competition, 0.02 points back.

The Netherlands’ Stefan Groothuis won the 1,000 and earned the men’s sprint championship.

South Korea’s Lee Kyou-hyuk was second, 0.19 points back, and teammate Mo Tae-bum was third.

Hoefl-Riesch denies sweep for Vonn

Skiing: Lindsey Vonn was denied a three-win weekend sweep by just 0.03 seconds as Maria Hoefl-Riesch won a super-combined event at St. Moritz, Switzerland with a two-run time of 2 minutes, 8.41 seconds.

Hoefl-Riesch won for the first time in 11 months to kick-start her defense of the World Cup overall title she took from Vonn last season.

Vonn earned 80 points and extended her overall lead to 382 over Tina Maze of Slovenia.

• Men’s super-G postponed: Thick fog forced organizers to cancel a men’s super-G World Cup race in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. There was no immediate decision on rescheduling.

Miami marathon ends in sprint to finish

Miscellany: Samuel Malakwen beat out Teferi Bacha by about a stride’s length in a sprint down the finish-line chute to win the Miami Marathon.

Both runners had a time of 2 hours, 16.55 seconds, but the Kenyan edged out the Ethiopian at the tape.

Raquel Maraviglia of Argentina won the women’s race in 2:41:39, leading from the start and coming in nearly four minutes ahead of Wioletta Kryza of Poland (2:45:32) and 2011 champion Alena Vinitskaya of Belarus (2:45:48).

• Algorithms solves Holy Bull: Algorithms capped a big day for trainer Todd Pletcher’s speedy 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park, winning the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Algorithms, ridden by Javier Castellano, pulled away to beat 2-year-old champion Hansen by five lengths, running a mile on the sloppy dirt track in 1:36.17.

Earlier, Pletcher’s Broadway’s Alibi won the $200,000 Forward Gal for 3-year-old fillies, and his El Padrino took a $53,500 allowance race for 3-year-olds.

• Fagan wins USBC Masters bowling title: Mike Fagan won the USBC Masters for first major title, rallying to beat Chris Barnes 246-213 in the final at Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center in Henderson, Nev.

Fagan overcame a 30-pin deficit to beat the top-seeded Barnes and earn $50,000.

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