December 9, 2012

NBA Roundup: Miami gets back on track

The Associated Press

MIAMI - Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, LeBron James finished with 24 points and seven assists, and the Miami Heat snapped a two-game slide by topping the New Orleans Hornets 106-90 on Saturday night.

Chris Bosh scored 13, and Ray Allen and Shane Battier each added 11 for Miami, which took control by outscoring the Hornets 33-10 over the final 11 minutes of the first half.

SAN ANTONIO 132, CHARLOTTE 102: Danny Green scored 23 points, and visiting San Antonio set a franchise record with 19 3-pointers to hand Charlotte its seventh straight defeat.

Green was 7 of 9 from 3-point range, and the Spurs shot 56 percent from behind the arc.

WARRIORS 101, WIZARDS 97: David Lee had 24 points and 17 rebounds, and Klay Thompson added 23 points for Golden State in its third straight road win.

PISTONS 104, CAVALIERS 97: Brandon Knight scored a career-high 30 points as Detroit won for just the second time in 12 road games this season.

MAVERICKS 116, ROCKETS 109: O.J. Mayo scored 40 points, including 10 in the last three minutes, to lift the visiting Mavericks to a victory in Coach Kevin McHale's return to the Houston bench.

McHale rejoined the team after almost a month away, and two weeks after the death of his daughter from lupus.

CLIPPERS 117, SUNS 99: Jamal Crawford led a fourth-quarter rally with 13 of his 21 points, and Los Angeles won its fifth in a row while sending visiting Phoenix to its sixth straight loss.

Blake Griffin added 24 points, and Chris Paul had 16 points and 11 assists.

BULLS 93, KNICKS 85: Marco Belinelli and Luol Deng scored 22 points apiece as Chicago snapped visiting New York's five-game winning streak.

HAWKS 93, GRIZZLIES 83: Josh Smith had 24 points, Lou Williams scored 18 of his 21 in the second half, and visiting Atlanta won for the ninth time in 10 games.

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