MIAMI – Less than 2 minutes to go, tie game, Kobe Bryant with the basketball and staring down Dwyane Wade.
Bryant's move was good.
Wade's reaction was better.
And in that moment, Miami's epic run of blown opportunities late in games started coming to an end.
Wade's steal set up LeBron James for the dunk that put Miami ahead to stay with 1:27 left, Chris Bosh scored 24 points in his first outing after saying he wanted more shots, and the Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 94-88 on Thursday night to end a five-game losing streak and hand the two-time defending NBA champions their first loss in nine games.
"We had everything riding on this game, really, to be honest with you," Bosh said.