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UNDATED (AP) -- Dwyane (dwayn) Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh each scored at least 22 points on Monday night to help the Miami Heat accomplish three things. The Heat ended their three-game losing streak, clinched an NBA playoff berth and pulled within one game of the Eastern Conference-leading Indiana Pacers.
Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Heat rallied late to beat Washington 99-90. Miami trailed by one midway through the final period before Wade sparked a 12-0 run with five points, three assists and a block at the rim.
James led all scorers with 23 points and Bosh added 22 to help the Heat avoid their first four-game losing streak since 2011.
Also in the NBA:
-- Blake Griffin scored 37 points and Darren Collison added 20 in the Los Angeles Clippers' 112-105 win against Phoenix. Griffin was 14 of 16 from the field and 9 of 10 from the line as the Clippers picked up their eighth straight win and stretched their lead in the Pacific Division to 4 1/2 games over Golden State.
-- Brooklyn was a 101-97 winner against Toronto behind 18 points apiece from Deron Williams and Shaun Livingston. The Nets won their season-high eighth straight at home and moved within three games of the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors.
-- Charlotte picked up its seventh straight home win as Al Jefferson scored 26 points and Kemba Walker added 24 in a 105-98 victory against Denver. Jefferson made 10 of his first 14 field-goal attempts and also had a game-high 12 rebounds.
-- Philadelphia absorbed its 17th consecutive loss as Tim Hardaway Jr. pounred in 28 points and Amar'e Stoudemire added 23 in New York's 123-110 triumph over the 76ers. J.R. Smith chipped in 22 points and Carmelo Anthony had 20 in the Knicks' fourth straight win.
-- Kyle Korver scored 26 points and Paul Millsap added 23 to help Atlanta nip Utah 112-110 and snap a six-game losing streak. The Hawks used a late 16-4 run to end a 10-game road skid and salvage the finale of a six-game road trip.
-- Brandon Knight scored 24 points and Milwaukee rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Orlando 105-98. The Bucks ended a three-game skid and dropped the Magic's road record to 4-30.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers rookie forward Anthony Bennett is expected to miss at least three weeks with a strained left knee. The No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft underwent an MRI on Sunday that showed the injury.
His injury is the latest setback in what has been a disappointing first season for Bennett, who is averaging only 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13 minutes per game.
DALLAS (AP) -- Monday's NHL game between the Dallas Stars and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets was called off in the first period after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench.
Play was halted 6:23 into the game as Peverley was carried from the bench. A public address announcement was made several minutes later that the 31-year-old Peverley was conscious and taken to the hospital.
Dr. Gil Salazar said Peverley was successfully treated for a cardiac event. Peverley was in good condition late Monday night.
Peverley missed the start of the season because of a procedure to correct an irregular heartbeat, a condition diagnosed during a training camp physical.
There was no immediate announcement of when the game would be made up. Columbus was leading 1-0.
UNDATED (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have ended the Boston Bruins' one-day stay atop the NHL's Eastern Conference standings.
Chris Kunitz (KOO'-nihts) scored twice and the Pens climbed one point ahead of the Bruins in the East by downing the Capitals 3-2 in Washington. Sidney Crosby added his 30th goal and two assists to raise his NHL-leading point total to 87.
The Capitals lost for the fourth time in five games while also dropping their seventh consecutive meeting with the Penguins.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs have prevented Anaheim from regaining the Western Conference lead.
Phil Kessel (KEHS'-ul) and Tyler Bozak each had two assists to lead the Leafs past the Ducks 3-1. Jonathan Bernier (BURN'-yay) handled 43 shots and blanked the Ducks after Corey Perry scored late in the second period.
The outcome keeps the Ducks one point behind West-leading St. Louis and puts the Maple Leafs third in the East.
Elsewhere on ice:
-- Anze Kopitar (AHN'-zhay KOH'-pih-tahr) had a goal and an assist in the Los Angeles Kings' eighth consecutive win, 3-2 at Calgary. Justin Williams and Trevor Lewis also scored for the Kings.
-- Colorado earned a 3-2 win against Winnipeg on Matt Duchene's goal at 2:33 of overtime. John Mitchell had a goal and an assist as the Avalanche climbed within five points of St. Louis for the Central Division lead.
-- The New York Islanders finished 2-2 on their four-game road trip by exploding for a team record-tying seven goals in the third period to turn a 3-0 deficit into a 7-4 win at Vancouver. Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome (strohm) and Calvin de Haan (hahn) ignited the comeback by scoring power-play goals in the first 3:36 of the final period.
-- Phoenix blew a 3-2 lead in the last minute of regulation before Radim Vrbata (vur-BAH'-tah) scored the lone shootout goal to give the Coyotes a 4-3 triumph over Tampa Bay. Ondrej Palat's (AHN'-dray pah-LAHTS') second goal of the night knotted the score for the Lightning with 38 seconds left in the third period.
-- Nashville beat Ottawa 4-3 on Seth Jones' goal at 3:49 of overtime. Jason Spezza (SPET'-suh) notched the game-tying goal and had two assists while the Senators were scoring three times in the third period to erase a 3-0 deficit.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- Changes in overtime and video review are expected to be on the agenda when NHL general managers meet this week in Boca Raton, Fla. The general managers want to reduce the number of shootouts that decide regular-season games. This year, 122 of 967 games have gone to a shootout.
Proposals include adding more time to the current four-on-four overtime, instituting a three-on-three element and having teams switch ends with the hope that the long line change leads to more mistakes and odd-man rushes.
Expanded video review became a bigger issue in January when the Detroit Red Wings scored a goal against the Los Angeles Kings that should not have counted because the puck hit the protective netting first.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL has suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan for one game without pay for punching Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu (joh-EHN'-soo) in the jaw in front of the Kings' net. The incident occurred late in the second period of the Kings' 4-2 win at Edmonton yesterday. Joensuu's arms were tied up by a linesman when he was struck by Nolan.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL/AUTOMATIC NCAA BERTHS
UNDATED (AP) -- Manhattan, Delaware and Wofford have extended their basketball seasons by capturing their league tournaments.
George Beamon scored 16 points as Manhattan held off rival Iona 71-68 for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title and its first NCAA tournament in a decade. Beamon was one of four players to score in double figures for the Jaspers, who will enter the NCAAs with a 25-7 record.
Carl Baptiste scored a career-high 24 points, including a go-ahead layup with 10 seconds left to give Delaware a 75-74 win over William and Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association title game. The Blue Hens trailed 74-68 with 80 seconds left before closing on a 7-0 run to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time in 15 years.
Karl Cochran scored 23 points to lead Wofford's 56-53 victory over Western Carolina 56-53 for the Southern Conference championship. Cochran was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player after hitting five 3-pointers and going 8-for-16 from the field on Monday.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Barry Bonds thinks he's worthy of election to the Hall of Fame, saying "without a doubt" he deserves to be in Cooperstown, even though his final years were clouded by suspicions of performance-enhancing drug use.
Bonds didn't even come close to election to the Hall in his first two turns on the ballot. Asked for advice for the writers who have not voted for him he says: "You guys are all adults. I have no advice for you."
T25 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL-POLL
UNDATED (AP) -- Connecticut continues to be the top-team in the women's Associated Press poll after three victories last week.
Notre Dame remains No. 2 after finishing an undefeated regular season by winning the ACC tournament championship. Louisville is third, followed by Tennessee and West Virginia.