Roundup: LeBron, Wade power Heat past Rockets
MIAMI – LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade added 31 points and eight assists, and the Miami Heat held off the Houston Rockets, 114-108, on Wednesday night.
Shane Battier scored 12, Norris Cole added 10 and Udonis Haslem grabbed 13 rebounds for Miami, which moved to 20-3 at home.
James Harden finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds for Houston, which got a 15-point, 14-rebound night from Omer Asik and 15 more points from Patrick Patterson. Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons each scored 13 for the Rockets.
A night after tying an NBA record by connecting on 23 3-pointers, the Rockets finished 9 for 25 from beyond the arc.
Miami played without Chris Bosh, who missed the game with the flu. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said he hoped Bosh would be well enough to play Friday when Miami hosts the Los Angeles Clippers.
Pacers 88, 76ers 69: At Philadelphia. Roy Hibbert had 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead Central Division-leading Indiana to its third victory in three nights.
The Pacers showed no signs of weariness despite being the only team to play back-to-back-to-back games this season.
Indiana has won five in a row overall to move a season-best 12 games above .500. The Pacers snapped a three-game road losing streak and won for just the third time in 10 games away from home.
Thunder 119, Warriors 98: At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 25 points, Russell Westbrook added 22, and Oklahoma City won consecutive games for the first time in nearly three weeks.
Wizards 106, Knicks 96: At Washington, John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, Trevor Ariza scored 20 points and Washington broke New York’s five-game winning streak.
The Wizards also snapped New York’s 10-game winning streak over them.
Clippers 86, Magic 76: At Orlando, Fla., Eric Bledsoe had 27 points, including 19 in the second half, and Los Angeles used a big third quarter to snap a three-game losing streak.
Celtics 99, Raptors 95: At Toronto, Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 27 points with 10 rebounds, Paul Pierce had 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Boston won its fifth straight game.
Cavaliers 122, Bobcats 95: At Cleveland, Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in three quarters, rookie Dion Waiters added 19 and Cleveland didn’t overlook a team with a worse record than its own.
Hawks 103, Grizzlies 92: At Atlanta, Jeff Teague had 22 points and a season-high 13 assists, Josh Smith added 19 points and 11 rebounds and Atlanta snapped a two-game skid.
Nets 93, Pistons 90: At Auburn Hills, Mich., Brook Lopez had 17 points, and Brooklyn won at Detroit for the first time since 2006.
Hornets 93, Suns 84: At New Orleans, Greivis Vasquez scored 19 points, Al-Farouq Aminu added 16, and New Orleans snapped a four-game losing streak.
Mavericks 105, Trail Blazers 99: At Dallas, O.J. Mayo scored 28 points, Vince Carter hit a critical jumper in the final minute and Dallas beat Portland for coach Rick Carlisle’s 500th career victory.
Jazz 100, Bucks 86: At Salt Lake City, Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson each scored 19 points, Enes Kanter had 17 and a career-high five blocks, and Utah dominated inside to earn the victory over Milwaukee.