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76ers 114, Heat 110

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PHILADELPHIA -- Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes each scored five points in a game-ending 15-3 flurry Wednesday night as the Philadelphia 76ers rallied from an eight-point deficit to shock the Miami Heat 114-110.

Philadelphia, which was playing its season opener, trailed 107-99 with 4:55 left. But the Sixers held Miami (1-1) to 1-for-13 shooting thereafter, with the basket coming on Ray Allen's follow shot with 9.1 seconds left.

Hawes, who finished with 24 points, put the Sixers ahead to stay on a layup with 2:05 left.

Turner scored 26 points to lead Philadelphia. Rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams had 22 points, 12 assists, nine steals and seven rebounds for the Sixers. His steals total is a record for a player making his NBA debut.

LeBron James generated 25 points and 13 assists for Miami. Chris Bosh had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Allen added 19 points.

The Sixers, expected to be among the league's worst teams, scored the game's first 19 points and held a 26-4 lead after 6:11 had elapsed. Philadelphia made its first 11 shots of the game -- three each by Turner and Hawes -- while Miami missed its first seven.

A 3-pointer by backup guard Tony Wroten gave Philadelphia its 26-4 advantage, and after a quarter the Sixers held a 33-14 advantage.

But Bosh scored eight of his points in the second quarter, allowing the Heat to creep to within 51-49 at halftime.

Miami took a 60-59 lead on a basket by Udonis Haslem with 8:33 left in the third period, a quarter in which the Heat made 10 3-pointers. Allen had the last four of those, all coming in the last 2:05, which were capped by a 48-foot buzzer-beater.

That gave Miami a 94-85 lead. They fended off the Sixers throughout the early stages of the fourth quarter, extending a three-point lead to 107-99 courtesy of a 7-2 surge capped by a James' dunk.

NOTES: The Heat's Dwayne Wade rested a sore knee, but he is expected to play Friday when Miami visits the Brooklyn Nets. "It's not going to be consistent, necessarily, all year that he won't play back-to-backs," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "It's just been a long week. He's a little bit sore -- nothing dramatic or of great concern." ... New Sixers coach Brett Brown, a former San Antonio assistant, said he watched the Heat raise their championship banner on TV Tuesday night -- a title won at the Spurs' expense last spring -- and was again unnerved. "It surprised me how hard it really was (to watch)," he said. "It's a hard thing to live through again. Full credit to them. That's sport. They got it done, but to dismiss it and think it doesn't sort of hang around you -- and always will -- would be a lie." ... Sixers greats Julius Erving, Charles Barkley, Moses Malone and Bobby Jones were among those honoring equipment manager Jeff Millman, a fixture with the franchise for 50 years. The team's locker room was also named in Millman's honor.
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