Heat win 12th straight, top Kings in 2OT
Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) dunks against Sacramento Kings' Patrick Patterson (9) during the second quarter of their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Miami. The Heat won 141-129 in double overtime.
Miami Heat's LeBron James (6), Dwyane Wade (3) and Chris Bosh (1) stand together during a break in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Miami. The Heat won 141-129 in double overtime.
Miami Heat's LeBron James, center, drives between Sacramento Kings' Isaiah Thomas, left, and Marcus Thornton during overtime of their NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Miami. The Heat won 141-129 in double overtime.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
MIAMI — LeBron James had 40 points and 16 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 39 and the Miami Heat pushed their winning streak to 12 games by outlasting the Sacramento Kings 141-129 in double overtime on Tuesday night.
Ray Allen added 21 and Chris Bosh finished with 15 for the Heat.
Miami’s 12-game winning streak is the longest in the NBA and matches the second-longest in franchise history.
Marcus Thornton scored 36 points for Sacramento.
Pacers 108, Warriors 97
INDIANAPOLIS — David West had 28 points and seven rebounds, and Indiana overcome the ejection of Roy Hibbert following a fourth-quarter scuffle to beat Golden State.
George Hill had 23 points and seven assists, and Paul George had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the Pacers.
Curry scored a season-high 38 points and Thompson had 13 for the Warriors.
Magic 98, 76ers 84
PHILADELPHIA — Arron Afflalo and Tobias Harris scored 16 points apiece, and Orlando snapped a 10-game road losing streak.
Andrew Nicholson contributed 13 and Nikola Vucevic had 12 points and 19 rebounds for the Magic.
Cavaliers 101, Bulls 98
CHICAGO — Dion Waiters scored 25 points as Cleveland snapped an 11-game losing streak against Chicago.
The Bulls were down two when they got the ball back with 37 seconds left, but Luol Deng missed a long jumper..
Shaun Livingston finished with 15 points for Cleveland.
Nets 101, Hornets 97
NEW ORLEANS — Deron Williams scored 33 points, Brook Lopez added 20 while playing against his twin brother, Robin, and Brooklyn snapped a two-game skid.
Keith Bogans added 12 points for Brooklyn.
Greivis Vasquez scored 20 and Robin Lopez 14 for New Orleans, which has lost four of five.
Bucks 95, Mavericks 90
DALLAS — Monta Ellis scored 22 points, and Milwaukee beat Dallas.
Nowitzki had 21 points and 20 rebounds for the Mavericks.
Nowitzki’s last 20-20 game was April 3, 2003, against the Los Angeles Lakers, when he had 25 points and 22 boards.
J.J. Redick had 14 points.
Fisher rejoins Thunder, not planning on retiring
OKLAHOMA CITY — Five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher isn’t planning on his latest stint with the Oklahoma City Thunder being his last chance to play in the league. He still understands that it could be.
Fisher went through his first practice with the Thunder on Tuesday after signing with Oklahoma City. He asked Dallas to waive him earlier this season so he could spend time with his family.
Fisher said he’s “not planning on retiring at the end of the season,” but his family agreed that he deserved the opportunity to play with the Thunder.
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