Basketball

Roy's big finish gives Blazers boost

MIAMI - Former University of Washington star Brandon Roy scored 11 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 and the Portland Trail Blazers used a big run in the final minutes to beat the Miami Heat, 102-95, on Sunday night.

Andre Miller scored 17 points and Martell Webster added 15 for Portland, which trailed by six with 51/2 minutes to go.

Dwyane Wade scored 28 points and had 10 assists for the Heat, but was 13 of 31 from the field and didn’t have a rebound. Quentin Richardson added 22 points on a team-record 7-for-7 performance from 3-point range. Miami also got 17 points from Michael Beasley and 12 from Jermaine O’Neal.

But Roy controlled the final minutes, and the Heat didn’t have an answer.

Portland used an 18-2 run in the third quarter to seize the lead, before Miami countered with a 17-2 burst to reclaim control, only to have Portland put the game away with another 18-5 burst down the stretch.

A three-point play from Roy, followed by him hitting a straightaway 3-pointer less than a minute later, tied the game at 89. And after Richardson hit his sixth 3-pointer of the game, Webster answered with one from the left corner for another tie, that one with 2:28 remaining.

It stayed that way until Roy pulled up and hit a jumper with 1:40 remaining, the 11th and final lead change.

And Roy offered the backbreaker with 28.7 seconds to got, a high-arcing 3-pointer over Wade’s outstretched arm for a 99-92 lead.

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