The Heat finished six games short of the record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.
Miami's superstar did all he could to keep the run going, scoring 32 points in a physical final few minutes that saw the MVP even collect a flagrant foul.
The Heat hadn't lost since the Pacers beat them in Indianapolis on Feb. 1. But after grinding out some close wins lately, including a rally from 27 down in Cleveland, they simply came up short down the stretch in this one.
For the better part of two months, they were the NBA's comeback kings. They erased seven double-digit deficits during the streak. They found themselves trailing in the fourth quarter 11 times, and won them all.
SPURS 100, NUGGETS 99
Danny Green added 20 points and Tony Parker had 18 points and 11 assists for the Spurs, who remained 1½ games ahead of Oklahoma City in the race for the top spot in the Western Conference. Kawhi Leonard chipped in with 11 points and Tiago Splitter had 10.
Javelin McGee had 21 points and 11 rebounds, Wilson Chandler scored 15 points and Miller 14 for the Nuggets, whose reserves outscored their Spurs counterparts 59-18. Kenneth Faired and Danilova Galliard added 12 points apiece and Andre Igoudala had 10.
THUNDER 103, WIZARDS 80
Kevin Martin added 18 points for the Thunder, who are 1½ games behind San Antonio for the top spot in the West.
Washington had won its previous two games against Oklahoma City, winning the only meeting during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season before stunning the Thunder 101-99 in Washington on Jan. 7.
Wall, coming off 47 points in a win over Memphis, had 18 points and 12 assists for Washington but was 3-of-18 from the field.
KNICKS 108, GRIZZLIES 101
NEW YORK -- J.R. Smith scored 35 points, his second straight 30-point game, and New York withstood a furious rally to beat Memphis.
After trailing by as many as 30 early in the second half, the Grizzlies cut their deficit to 103-99 on Tony Allen's two free throws with 33 seconds left. However, they got no closer as Raymond Felton, Smith and Anthony scored the game's next five points at the free throw line.
Mike Conley led Memphis with 26 points, Bayless had 24 and Allen had 18 points and 10 rebounds.
CLIPPERS 105, HORNETS 91
Caron Butler and Jamal Crawford each scored 13 for the Clippers, who were playing one night after falling in overtime at Dallas. Chauncey Billups briefly returned from a right groin strain to score 11 points before leaving the game with the same injury.
The Clippers opened up a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter and pulled even with Denver for the third-best record (49-23) in the West.
PACERS 100, ROCKETS 91
The Pacers never trailed and led by as many as 19 points. Houston made several runs, once cutting the deficit to four, but Indiana answered each time. The Central Division-leading Pacers weren't back to full strength but got a boost from the return of Stephenson, who missed Indiana's last game with a strained right hip flexor, and George Hill, also sidelined with a strained left groin.
James Harden had 22 points and eight assists for the Rockets, whose winning streak was snapped at three games.
LAKERS 120, TIMBERWOLVES 117
Dwight Howard had 25 points, 16 rebounds, five blocks and five steals, and Pau Gasol added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who had lost three in a row and were playing their first game without their defensive stopper. World Peace will have surgery on a torn meniscus on Thursday, leaving the Lakers to chase the playoffs without him.
Nikola Pekovic had 19 points and 16 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost the last 22 meetings against the Lakers and haven't beaten them since March 2007.
HAWKS 107, RAPTORS 88
Josh Smith added 19 points for the Hawks, who used a 16-0 run midway through the fourth to win for the 13th time in the last 15 meetings with the Raptors.
Horford reached double digits for the 31st consecutive game, the second-longest streak of his career. He did it in 33 straight games in 2009-10.
CELTICS 93, CAVALIERS 92
CLEVELAND -- Jeff Green scored 21 points and hit the winning layup at the buzzer, helping Boston snap a five-game losing streak with a win over Cleveland.
Brandon Bass scored 22 points to lead the Celtics, who rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to avoid matching their longest skid of the season.
After Cleveland's Alonzo Gee knocked the ball out of bounds with 2.1 seconds left, Green took an inbound pass from Avery Bradley at the top of the key, drove into the lane and scored over two defenders as time expired.
Wayne Ellington had 16 points for Cleveland, which has lost six in a row to match a season high.
76ERS 100, BUCKS 92
The Sixers wasted an 18-point lead and needed a few big shots from long range in the fourth to make it a game. Wright, Holiday and Evan Turner each hit a 3-pointer to help the 76ers rally.
BOBCATS 114, MAGIC 108
The Bobcats erased a 19-point, first-quarter deficit behind the shooting of Henderson, who finished 12 of 18 from the field and 9 of 10 from the foul line.
Walker did a little bit of everything, dishing out nine assists and grabbing seven rebounds as the Bobcats won for the fourth time in their last five home games.
JAZZ 103, SUNS 88
SALT LAKE CITY -- Al Jefferson and Gordon Hayward scored 25 points apiece and Utah defeated Phoenix to stay within a game of the eighth-place Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference playoff battle.
Utah (36-36) used a 10-0 run to open the fourth quarter and led by as many as 19 while outscoring Phoenix 56-32 in the paint.
Jefferson finished 12 of 23 with nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Jefferson had 27 points combined in the previous two games, but picked up his game with Wednesday's injury to second-year backup Enes Kanter, who dislocated his left shoulder early in the second quarter.
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