– The Associated Press

MIAMI – Vince Carter scored 27 points, Rashard Lewis added 24 including a huge 3-pointer with 28.4 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic blew a 12-point lead in the final 5 minutes of regulation before beating the Miami Heat 108-102 in overtime Thursday night.

Jameer Nelson scored 15, Matt Barnes finished with 13 and Dwight Howard had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Magic, who’ve won 10 of their last 11 games.

Dwyane Wade had 36 points and 10 rebounds for Miami, which led 100-99 with 3:09 left in overtime, then went scoreless for nearly 2½ minutes.

Jermaine O’Neal scored 14 and Carlos Arroyo added 11 for the Heat.

NUGGETS 93, HORNETS 80: Carmelo Anthony pulled down a career-best 18 rebounds to go with his 26 points in leading host Denver past New Orleans.

Despite allowing a late run, it was another in a long line of fine performances by the Nuggets while the team awaits the return of defensive stalwart Kenyon Martin, who’s undergoing therapy for left knee tendinitis and rookie point guard Ty Lawson, who’s been out all month with a sprained left shoulder.

J.R. Smith scored 13 of his 17 points in the second quarter to help the Nuggets take control with a 62-37 lead at the half. His back-to-back fast-break dunks, followed by a twisting layup capped a 13-0 run that gave Denver a 50-28 lead.

Nene added 20 points for the Nuggets, who improved to 14-1 at home when facing a team playing the second of back-to-back games.

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