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Portland Trail Blazers center J.J. Hickson is probably not accustomed to passing the ball. That would probably explain why Hickson's pass to teammate Sasha Pavlovic went way, way over his head and into the crowd during Thursday night's game against the Miami Heat.
Either that, or maybe Hickson did intend to send the pass to the unidentified fan in the third row, as Pavlovic turned to him as if to say "Was that supposed to be for me?"
In the end, however, things worked out for the Blazers as they beat the Heat 92-90.
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Wesley Matthews hit a 3-pointer to put Portland in front with
26.9 seconds left and the Trail Blazers hung on to beat the Miami
Heat 92-90 for their fourth straight win and ninth straight at the