The Heat trailed by as many as 16 in the second half before rallying to for the win. Dwyane Wade, who missed the past two games because of knee soreness, led all scorers with 27 points on 9 for 16 shooting. Wade started the game 1 for 6 from the field.
James finished with 22 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Chris Bosh added 15 points.
Orlando’s Arron Afflalo missed a short game-tying shot attempt after LeBron’s basket. Victor Oladipo grabbed the rebound, but missed a point-blank shot as time expired.
The Miami Heat (10-3) have won six straight games after losing to the Boston Celtics on November 9.