MIAMI - All five Miami Heat players were watching Vince Carter, and as he dribbled toward the lane, no one was within 15 feet of Rashard Lewis.
And the Orlando Magic’s postseason push kept rolling along.
Lewis took the pass in his favorite spot near the left corner, then made the clinching 3-pointer with 28.4 seconds remaining in overtime Thursday as the Magic recovered from wasting a 12-point lead in the final 4:45 of regulation and beat the Heat, 108-102.
“I was going to make one,” said Lewis, a former Seattle SuperSonics forward.
He picked the perfect time.
The Magic won for the 10th time in 11 games, improved to 9-8 on the second night of back-to-backs and stretched its lead atop the Southeast Division to 41/2 games over Atlanta.
Carter finished with 27 points, Lewis scored 24 and Jameer Nelson added 15 for the Magic, including a jumper with 15.3 seconds to go in regulation that sent the teams into overtime tied at 93.
“We got stops when we needed them,” Nelson said.
Dwyane Wade had 36 points and 10 rebounds for Miami. Jermaine O’Neal added 14 points.