Heat tops Pelicans after Christmas Day overtime
MIAMI - Chris Bosh scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade added 19 points to move into No. 3 on the NBA's all-time Christmas Day list and the Miami Heat survived some shaky moments to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-88 in overtime on Friday.
Hassan Whiteside grabbed 17 rebounds for the Heat, who improved to an NBA-best 10-2 all-time on the holiday.
Wade's tough jumper with 1:45 left in overtime gave him 273 points on Christmas, one more than Shaquille O'Neal for No. 3 on that list, and Bosh followed that about a minute later with a three-point play that sealed the win.
Anthony Davis was stellar in his Christmas debut, leading the Pelicans with 29 points and 15 rebounds. But he missed a contested jumper on New Orleans' final possession of regulation, and the Heat took control in the extra session.
Ryan Anderson scored 18 and Eric Gordon finished with 16 for New Orleans.