PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Spencer Hawes scored 24 points and hit the winning basket late in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past the Miami Heat 114-110 on Wednesday night.
The Sixers were strong from the opening tip, they made their first 11 shots and raced to a stunning 26-4 lead. The Heat, though, erased the deficit in the third quarter and appeared to take control behind LeBron James.
Hawes hit a 3-pointer, then a driving layup for a 109-108 lead with 2:01 left.
James blew two straight chances to put Miami up, losing the ball on a drive down the middle, then missed a 6-footer on the next possession.
Shane Battier missed his seventh straight 3-point attempt, and the Sixers put the game away from the free-throw line.
Summer makes a comeback next several days.
Humidity build headed into Tuesday. Look for highs in the upper 80s to near 90.
By mid-week the heat and humidity are back in full force. The hottest day will be Wednesday as highs peak into the low 90s.
Tuesday: H-89 L-71
Wednesday: H-93 L-72
Thursday: H-86 L-74