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Hart hits 3 at buzzer to give Blazers 110-107 win over Heat

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MIAMI (AP) — Josh Hart’s late 3-pointer gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 110-107 victory over the Miami Heat on Monday night.

Max Straus hit a 3-pointer for Miami with 6.2 seconds left to tie the game. The Trail Blazers opted not to call a timeout, and Damian Lillard dribbled most of the way down the court before finding Hart in the left corner near the Heat bench.

Hart hit a shot and the Blazers ran off their bench to chase him in celebration.

Anferni Simons scored 25 for Portland, Jeremy Grant added 23 and Lillard finished with 19 points in his first game back after missing four games with a sprained right calf. Hart and Justise Winslow each scored 12.

At 7-3, Portland is off to its best start since 2018-19.

Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Straus all had 16 for Miami. The Heat (4-7) got 15 from Kyle Lowry and Gabe Vincent and 10 each from Caleb Martin and Dewayne Dedman.

Simons was called for a foul on Adebayo with 10.2 seconds left, but the Blazers argued the Heat center was actually at fault for using his arm to connect Simons on the play. After a review, the refs agreed and awarded the ball to Portland.

Simons made two free throws with 8.5 seconds left to extend the lead to three before Strus tied the score.

TIPS

Trail Blazers: Portland snapped a four-game losing streak against Miami and has yet to lose back-to-back games this season. … The Blazers lost the lead with 10:39 left in the first half on Duncan Robinson’s 3-pointer and trailed for the next 32:17 until Lillard tied the game with 2:20 left.

Heat: It was the 2,999th game in Heat history, including the playoffs. … Tyler Herra (sprained left ankle) and Udonis Haslem (personal reasons) are out, joining Victor Oladipo (left knee) and Omer Yurtseven (left ankle) still out. … It was the start of Miami’s four-game homestand. The Heat won’t have another one until the end of December.

SHOOTING

Robinson’s first 3-pointer on Monday was the 400th of his career, including the playoffs, at FTX Arena. Mario Chalmers holds the arena record at 418. Robinson now has 402.

DISTRIBUTION

The Heat and Blazers have played four times in 2022; two meetings last season took place in January. The only other time Miami and Portland played four games in one calendar year was in 1989.

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