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Wolves beat Heat 111-109 as Wade's shot misses at buzzer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Miami Heat looked for a bit of magic from their retiring star when Dwayne Wade went up for a shot at the buzzer.

All the Minnesota Timberwolves could do was brace for a storybook finish.

Instead, Wade's shot missed the mark, Miami's playoff hopes took a hit and Minnesota enjoyed the role of spoiler in a 111-109 victory Friday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves. Dario Saric scored 19 points, Andrew Wiggins added 18 and Gorgui Dieng finished with a season-high 19 off the bench for Minnesota.

''He's an all-time legend at that, but we got very fortunate,'' Towns said of Wade's shot. ''Usually when you're on your last dance, the basketball gods give you the 3 to go. But we toughed it out the whole game. We played really well and found a way to win.''

Wade scored 24 points for the Heat, who missed a chance to pull into a tie with Brooklyn and Detroit in the race for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

Wade had a steal and layup to help Miami close within one with 10 seconds left. Timberwolves rookie Keita Bates-Diop hit one of two free throws and Wade's final shot bounced off the rim.

''I was trying to will it in with my body, but it didn't go in,'' Wade said.

Dion Waiters scored 22 and shot 6 of 12 from 3-point range for the Heat.

Miami, which has lost four of six, had 17 turnovers as Minnesota rode a big second half to the win.

The Heat led 93-92 early in the fourth, but Minnesota slowly pulled out to a six-point edge and held on to win for the third time in five games.

''You want to win in the playoffs, you have to learn how to win pressure games and games with expectations and consequences during the regular season,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. ''This can't feel any more like the playoffs right now. I just think this is an awesome experience for our team. You have to embrace this and find a way to rise to the challenge.''

Wade's final game at Target Center was vintage in the first half. He came off the bench to score 21 points in the first two periods on 7-of-9 shooting. Miami shot 62.2% in the first half and led by as many as nine points.

After giving up 69 points in the first half, the Wolves limited the Heat to 18 points in the fourth quarter. It was Minnesota's best defensive quarter since holding Memphis to 16 points in the first quarter on Jan. 30.

''It's about winning,'' Towns said. ''We're working for the playoffs next year. Even though we can't make it this year, why not start the work right now. We're doing a great job of getting that ball movement going, just finding ways to win.''

TIP-INS

Heat: Justice Winslow made the start for the injured Josh Richardson (left hip strain). It marked the 27th different starting lineup for Miami this season, the third-most in team history. Winslow has started 48 games this season, but came off the bench in the previous game with Goran Dragic starting. ... Derrick Jones Jr. was questionable with a right knee bone bruise and didn't play. ... Wade was presented with a wrapped gift before the game from Wolves owner Glen Taylor. Wade averaged 24.4 points in 23 career games against Minnesota. He swapped jerseys with Towns after the game.

Timberwolves: Minnesota became the second team in history to allow 1,000 3-pointers in a season, joining the Milwaukee Bucks, who have also done so this season. ... The Wolves are 6-32 when trailing after three periods. ... Kentucky head coach John Calipari was in attendance and sat behind Minnesota's bench. Calipari coached Towns and Miami's Bam Adebayo in college at Kentucky and Wolves guard Derrick Rose at Memphis. Rose was inactive, but stopped by to chat with Calipari during the game.

EMBRACING THE ROLE

After snapping their playoff drought last season, Minnesota is again on the outside of the postseason this year. Yet, Minnesota is enjoying the role of spoiler.

''That's our mindset,'' Wiggins said. ''We're not going to make it, so we've got to make it rough on everybody else.''

WADE LEADS THE WAY

Wade has come off the bench in every game this season and is pacing a potent Miami bench. The Heat got 51 points from their reserves on Friday and they have the third-most points, assists, rebounds and steals per game this season.

Wade had his 14th 20-point effort of the season and he has scored in double figures in 15 straight games.

UP NEXT

Heat: At Toronto on Sunday.

Timberwolves: Host Oklahoma City on Sunday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:37   Defensive rebound by Kelly Olynyk  
11:31   Lost ball turnover on Justise Winslow, stolen by Tyus Jones  
11:27 +2 Tyus Jones made finger-roll layup 0-2
10:55   Andrew Wiggins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:53   Defensive rebound by Kelly Olynyk  
10:47 +3 Dion Waiters made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justise Winslow 3-2
10:27 +3 Andrew Wiggins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dario Saric 3-5
10:08 +3 Dion Waiters made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justise Winslow 6-5
9:56 +2 Andrew Wiggins made layup, assist by Karl-Anthony Towns 6-7
9:56   Shooting foul on Dion Waiters  
9:56 +1 Andrew Wiggins made free throw 6-8
9:49 +2 Bam Adebayo made alley-oop shot, assist by Goran Dragic 8-8
9:44   Shooting foul on Dion Waiters  
9:44 +1 Josh Okogie made 1st of 2 free throws 8-9
9:44 +1 Josh Okogie made 2nd of 2 free throws 8-10
9:36 +2 Goran Dragic made reverse layup 10-10
9:18   Bad pass turnover on Karl-Anthony Towns, stolen by Justise Winslow  
9:14   Justise Winslow missed floating jump shot  
9:14   Defensive rebound by Dario Saric  
9:07   Offensive rebound by Karl-Anthony Towns  
9:02   Tyus Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:02   Offensive rebound by Dario Saric  
8:57 +2 Karl-Anthony Towns made dunk, assist by Dario Saric 10-12
8:44 +2 Goran Dragic made jump shot 12-12
8:32   Lost ball turnover on Karl-Anthony Towns, stolen by Bam Adebayo  
8:28   Out of bounds turnover on Kelly Olynyk  
8:13 +3 Dario Saric made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyus Jones 12-15
7:57   Dion Waiters missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:54   Offensive rebound by Goran Dragic  
7:42 +2 Bam Adebayo made alley-oop shot, assist by Goran Dragic 14-15
7:25   Karl-Anthony Towns missed jump shot  
7:18 +2 Bam Adebayo made driving layup, assist by Justise Winslow 16-15
7:11   Offensive foul on Karl-Anthony Towns  
7:11   Turnover on Karl-Anthony Towns  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Karl-Anthony Towns  
6:43   Shooting foul on Kelly Olynyk  
6:43 +1 Dario Saric made 1st of 2 free throws 16-16
6:43 +1 Dario Saric made 2nd of 2 free throws 16-17
6:28   Defensive rebound by Karl-Anthony Towns  
6:25   Offensive foul on Karl-Anthony Towns  
6:25   Turnover on Karl-Anthony Towns  
6:15 +2 Justise Winslow made layup, assist by Goran Dragic 18-17
5:55   Dario Saric missed driving layup, blocked by Kelly Olynyk  
5:51   Defensive rebound by Bam Adebayo  
5:48   Bad pass turnover on Justise Winslow, stolen by Josh Okogie  
5:44   Shooting foul on Justise Winslow  
5:44 +1 Dario Saric made free throw 18-20
5:31   Bad pass turnover on Goran Dragic, stolen by Josh Okogie  
5:26 +2 Gorgui Dieng made dunk, assist by Dario Saric 18-22
5:08   Justise Winslow missed hook shot, blocked by Gorgui Dieng  
5:06   Offensive rebound by Goran Dragic  
5:06   Shooting foul on Andrew Wiggins  
5:06 +1 Dwyane Wade made 1st of 2 free throws 19-22
5:06 +1 Dwyane Wade made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-22
4:42 +2 Gorgui Dieng made jump shot 20-24
4:24   Lost ball turnover on Goran Dragic, stolen by Josh Okogie  
4:13   Dario Saric missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:10   Defensive rebound by Kelly Olynyk  
3:58 +3 Justise Winslow made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kelly Olynyk 23-24
3:37   Defensive rebound by Kelly Olynyk  
3:30   Personal foul on Gorgui Dieng  
3:17 +2 Rodney McGruder made driving dunk, assist by James Johnson 25-24
3:04 +2 Tyus Jones made floating jump shot 25-26
2:51 +2 Dwyane Wade made jump shot 27-26
2:35   Gorgui Dieng missed reverse layup, blocked by Hassan Whiteside  
2:33   Defensive rebound by Dwyane Wade  
2:26   Defensive rebound by Gorgui Dieng  
2:24   Andrew Wiggins missed driving layup  
2:24   Offensive rebound by Anthony Tolliver  
2:21 +2 Anthony Tolliver made dunk 27-28
2:12   Personal foul on Keita Bates-Diop  
2:06 +2 Hassan Whiteside made dunk, assist by Rodney McGruder 29-28
1:52   Personal foul on James Johnson  
1:52 +1 Gorgui Dieng made 1st of 2 free throws 29-29
1:52 +1 Gorgui Dieng made 2nd of 2 free throws 29-30
1:27 +2 Gorgui Dieng made jump shot, assist by Jerryd Bayless 29-32
1:10 +2 Dwyane Wade made reverse layup 31-32
1:00 +2 Gorgui Dieng made jump shot 31-34
0:49   Bad pass turnover on Dwyane Wade, stolen by Gorgui Dieng  
0:42   Keita Bates-Diop missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:38   Defensive rebound by Justise Winslow  
0:31 +2 James Johnson made driving dunk, assist by Justise Winslow 33-34
0:24 +2 Keita Bates-Diop made layup, assist by Jerryd Bayless 33-36
0:04 +2 Dwyane Wade made jump shot 35-36
0:00   Andrew Wiggins missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:51   Offensive foul on Hassan Whiteside  
11:51   Turnover on Hassan Whiteside  
11:33   MIA team rebound  
11:23 +2 Dwyane Wade made driving layup 37-36
11:08   Defensive rebound by Goran Dragic  
10:52   Jerryd Bayless missed floating jump shot  
10:50   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
10:48   Double dribble turnover on Hassan Whiteside  
10:48   Violation  
10:40 +2 Gorgui Dieng made jump shot, assist by Jerryd Bayless 39-38
10:29 +3 James Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Goran Dragic 42-38
10:16   Shooting foul on Rodney McGruder  
10:16   Gorgui Dieng missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
10:14   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
10:09   Offensive foul on James Johnson  
10:09   Offensive foul on James Johnson  
9:56   Offensive rebound by Keita Bates-Diop  
9:54   Keita Bates-Diop missed driving layup, blocked by Rodney McGruder  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Rodney McGruder  
9:51 +2 Goran Dragic made driving layup, assist by Rodney McGruder 44-39
9:51   Shooting foul on Jerryd Bayless  
9:51 +1 Goran Dragic made free throw 45-39
9:20   Defensive rebound by Anthony Tolliver  
9:15   Shooting foul on Dwyane Wade  
9:15 +1 Anthony Tolliver made 1st of 3 free throws 45-40
9:15 +1 Anthony Tolliver made 2nd of 3 free throws 45-41
9:13   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
8:59 +3 Goran Dragic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dwyane Wade 48-41
8:36 +2 Gorgui Dieng made jump shot, assist by Anthony Tolliver 48-43
8:17   Shooting foul on Jerryd Bayless  
8:17 +1 Dwyane Wade made 1st of 2 free throws 49-43
8:17 +1 Dwyane Wade made 2nd of 2 free throws 50-43
8:03 +3 Cameron Reynolds made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jerryd Bayless 50-46
7:41 +2 Hassan Whiteside made dunk, assist by James Johnson 52-46
7:24   Defensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
7:19   Hassan Whiteside missed driving layup, blocked by Gorgui Dieng  
7:16   Offensive rebound by Rodney McGruder  
7:12 +3 Dwyane Wade made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by James Johnson 55-46
7:00 +2 Jerryd Bayless made jump shot 55-48
6:47   Goran Dragic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:23   Gorgui Dieng missed layup  
6:19   Defensive rebound by Rodney McGruder  
6:11   Dwyane Wade missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:19   Defensive rebound by Rodney McGruder  
6:06 +2 Rodney McGruder made layup 57-48
5:58   Jerryd Bayless missed driving layup  
5:55   Defensive rebound by Goran Dragic  
5:54   Personal foul on Gorgui Dieng  
5:43   Justise Winslow missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:54   Personal foul on Gorgui Dieng  
5:31   Bad pass turnover on Andrew Wiggins, stolen by Goran Dragic  
5:17   Dion Waiters missed finger-roll layup  
5:15   Defensive rebound by Karl-Anthony Towns  
5:12 +2 Andrew Wiggins made finger-roll layup, assist by Karl-Anthony Towns 57-50
5:00   Personal foul on Tyus Jones  
4:45   Dion Waiters missed driving layup  
4:44   Defensive rebound by Dario Saric  
4:45   Dion Waiters missed driving layup  
4:30   Personal foul on James Johnson  
4:30   Personal foul on James Johnson  
3:59   James Johnson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:55   Defensive rebound by Andrew Wiggins  
3:46   Josh Okogie missed jump shot  
3:44   Defensive rebound by James Johnson  
3:34   Personal foul on Josh Okogie  
3:34   Dion Waiters missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:34   MIA team rebound  
3:34   Dion Waiters missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:31   Defensive rebound by Tyus Jones  
3:12   Josh Okogie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:11   Defensive rebound by Justise Winslow  
3:04 +2 Justise Winslow made driving layup 59-50
2:46 +2 Dario Saric made jump shot, assist by Tyus Jones 59-52
2:36 +2 Goran Dragic made driving layup 61-52
2:20 +2 Josh Okogie made jump shot 61-54
2:05 +2 Justise Winslow made jump shot 63-54
1:51 +3 Karl-Anthony Towns made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyus Jones 63-57
1:41   Personal foul on Josh Okogie  
1:41 +1 Dwyane Wade made 1st of 2 free throws 64-57
1:41 +1 Dwyane Wade made 2nd of 2 free throws 65-57
1:29   Bad pass turnover on Karl-Anthony Towns, stolen by Bam Adebayo  
1:24   Lost ball turnover on Justise Winslow, stolen by Tyus Jones  
1:19 +2 Andrew Wiggins made driving layup 65-59
1:13 +2 Dwyane Wade made jump shot, assist by Goran Dragic 67-59
0:57 +2 Josh Okogie made driving dunk, assist by Andrew Wiggins 67-61
0:41   Dwyane Wade missed jump shot  
0:38   Defensive rebound by Tyus Jones  
0:31   Tyus Jones missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:10 +2 Goran Dragic made jump shot 69-61
0:04   Personal foul on Goran Dragic  
0:01   MIN team rebound  
0:01   MIN team rebound  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:40   Lost ball turnover on Kelly Olynyk, stolen by Josh Okogie  
11:19   Tyus Jones missed jump shot  
11:18   MIN team rebound  
11:18   Personal foul on Bam Adebayo  
11:12   Personal foul on Bam Adebayo  
11:07 +2 Karl-Anthony Towns made jump shot 69-63
10:54   Goran Dragic missed floating jump shot  
10:52   Offensive rebound by Goran Dragic  
10:44   Justise Winslow missed jump shot  
10:41   Defensive rebound by Dario Saric  
10:18 +3 Dario Saric made 3-pt. jump shot 72-66
9:56   Traveling violation turnover on Karl-Anthony Towns  
9:41   Kelly Olynyk missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:38   Defensive rebound by Karl-Anthony Towns  
9:32   Tyus Jones missed driving layup, blocked by Kelly Olynyk  
9:32   MIA team rebound  
9:19   Justise Winslow missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:16   Defensive rebound by Karl-Anthony Towns  
9:06 +2 Dario Saric made jump shot, assist by Josh Okogie 72-68
8:42   Personal foul on Goran Dragic  
8:19 +3 Dion Waiters made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Goran Dragic 75-70
8:05 +2 Dario Saric made reverse layup, assist by Karl-Anthony Towns 75-72
7:59   Violation  
7:49   Violation  
7:42   Lost ball turnover on Bam Adebayo, stolen by Josh Okogie  
7:24   Dario Saric missed turnaround jump shot  
7:15   Justise Winslow missed reverse layup  
7:13   Defensive rebound by Tyus Jones  
7:02 +3 Andrew Wiggins made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyus Jones 75-75
6:49   Offensive foul on Dion Waiters  
6:49   Offensive foul on Dion Waiters  
6:49   Full timeout called  
6:07   Bad pass turnover on Justise Winslow, stolen by Andrew Wiggins  
5:54 +2 Tyus Jones made floating jump shot 75-79
5:35 +3 Dion Waiters made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by James Johnson 78-79
5:20 +2 Tyus Jones made driving layup 78-81
4:48   Josh Okogie missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:46   MIN team rebound  
4:38   Karl-Anthony Towns missed hook shot  
4:33 +2 Justise Winslow made driving layup 82-81
4:11   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
4:11 +1 Dwyane Wade made free throw 83-81
3:56   Defensive rebound by Karl-Anthony Towns  
3:27 +2 Justise Winslow made jump shot 85-83
3:17   Personal foul on Justise Winslow  
3:08   Bad pass turnover on Karl-Anthony Towns, stolen by Bam Adebayo  
3:03 +2 Dion Waiters made reverse layup, assist by James Johnson 87-83
2:42   Flagrant foul on Justise Winslow  
2:42 +1 Karl-Anthony Towns made 1st of 2 free throws 87-84
2:42 +1 Karl-Anthony Towns made 2nd of 2 free throws 87-85
2:30   Karl-Anthony Towns missed floating jump shot  
2:26   Defensive rebound by James Johnson  
2:14   Defensive rebound by Gorgui Dieng  
1:59   Offensive foul on Karl-Anthony Towns  
1:59   Offensive foul on Karl-Anthony Towns  
1:52   Personal foul on Keita Bates-Diop  
1:38   Dwyane Wade missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:35   Defensive rebound by Keita Bates-Diop  
1:31   Personal foul on Dwyane Wade  
1:31 +1 Andrew Wiggins made 1st of 2 free throws 87-86
1:31   Andrew Wiggins missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:17   Out of bounds turnover on Dwyane Wade  
1:05 +2 Andrew Wiggins made driving dunk, assist by Gorgui Dieng 87-88
0:50   Dwyane Wade missed jump shot  
0:48   Offensive rebound by Hassan Whiteside  
0:48 +2 Hassan Whiteside made dunk 89-88
0:29 +2 Gorgui Dieng made jump shot, assist by Keita Bates-Diop 89-90
0:04 +2 Dion Waiters made driving layup 91-90
0:00   End of period