CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kyle Lowry scored 12 of his 25 points after regulation, and the Miami Heat came from behind to beat the Charlotte Hornets 111-107 on Thursday in a game that required of two extensions to settle.
Duncan Robinson added 21 points for Miami, while Jimmy Butler overcame a night of poor shooting to make key shots in the second overtime, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists.
Miami entered the All-Star break sharing atop the Eastern Conference. He has won six of his last seven games, to catch up with the Chicago Bulls with the best record in the East (38-21).
Miles Bridges had 29 points and 11 rebounds for Charlotte, while LaMelo Ball added 14 points, as many assists and 10 rebounds, before being fouled out in the second overtime.
The Hornets limp into the All-Star break. They have lost eight of nine games to fall to 29-31.