Miami Heat Index: Heat Catch Fire With Win vs Trail Blazers

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Mar 18, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) shoots the ball as Portland Trail Blazers center Robin Lopez (42) and forward Nicolas Batum (left) defend in the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 108-104. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Another heroic performance from Dwyane Wade lifts the Miami Heat past the Portland Trail Blazers for their second-straight, impressive win.

108. 110. Final. 104. 34

The Miami Heat didn’t take their first lead of the game until the first shot of the fourth quarter, a 3-pointer by Luol Deng that gave his team a one point lead over the Portland Trail Blazers. That spurred a back-and-forth fourth quarter that featured three lead changes and Dwyane Wade and LaMarcus Aldridge exchanging blows.

Ultimately, though, it was a hot Heat team that prevailed, thanks to a second-straight, 32-point game from Wade to give Miami a huge win on a Wednesday after defeating the Cavaliers Monday.

The game was tied with 41 seconds left thanks to a Wade floater off a pick-and-roll with Hassan Whiteside. Portland gave the ball to Aldridge, who had all of his 34 points and made 15-of-23 shots before airballing his final attempt of the game.

That’s when Wade hit the game-winner.

Portland got the ball in the half court, but thanks to terrific teamwork from Goran Dragic and Wade to deny the ball, the Trail Blazers turned it over. Wade hit a couple of free throws and the game was over.

With the win, Miami (31-36) moves into a tie for the seventh seed in the East. More importantly, though, it seems as if this team is finally clicking. They couldn’t have picked a better time.

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