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Trans. Nov 2 4:26 ET (Nov 2 4:26 ET ) NEW YORK, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade joined the chorus of people criticizing why some sports events were taking place in New York following the devastation caused by superstorm Sandy. Speaking to reporters before Friday night's National Basketball Association clash against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden, Wade said the game should have been postponed. "I just felt that (there were) bigger things to be concerned about than us being here to play a basketball game," he told reporters. "Obviously, sports ... ...
MIAMI -- The Indiana Pacers are next. You know, the team with the best record in the Eastern Conference and perhaps the biggest threat to the Miami Heat's plan of reaching the NBA Finals for the fourth straight season. But even though the Pacers beat Miami last week, the Heat issued a collective yawn after its 117-94 win over the Utah Jazz Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. "It will be a good regular-season game," Heat guard Dwyane Wade said of Wednesday's home game, making it clear that Miami's focus is on the playoffs.
- - - Heat 117, Jazz 94 LeBron James appeared to sprain his left ankle and exited the game in the third quarter only to return triumphantly in the fourth and finish with 30 points in Miami's win. Dwyane Wade had 27 points and the Heat (18-6) is now 4-1 in its past five games and is in second place in the Eastern Conference. - - - Pistons 101, Pacers 96 Josh Smith scored 30 points and point guard Brandon Jennings had 18 points with eight assists as the Detroit Pistons held on to beat the East-leading Indiana Pacers. - - - Celtics 101, Timberwolves 97 Jared Sullinger hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to put Boston ahead to stay with 2:22 left and the surprising Celtics knocked off Minnesota.
In the third quarter, LeBron James lost his headband and turned his left ankle. James finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists despite getting an extended break after tweaking the ankle, Dwyane Wade added 27 points and the Miami Heat beat the Utah Jazz 117-94 on Monday night. It was the best shooting night in team history, Miami connecting on 63.4 percent of its shots. ''But I know in the morning, when I wake up, it's going to be pretty sore.'' Chris Bosh scored 20 points for the Heat, who moved within two games of Indiana for the East lead.
LeBron James put up 30 points and recorded 9 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade added 27 points and 5 rebounds to help the Miami Heat dismantle the Utah Jazz, 117-94. The Heat shot lights out from the field in this one, going 45-71 (63.4%). This is the seventh win for Miami (18-6) in its last 10 games. Other top contributors for Miami included Chris Bosh with 20 points and 6 rebounds, and Mario Chalmers with 12 points and 8 assists.
LeBron James finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists despite sitting some of the second half after twisting his left ankle, Dwyane Wade added 27 points and the Miami Heat beat the Utah Jazz 117-94 on Monday night. It was Miami's 17th straight victory over a Western Conference opponent, the second-longest regular-season streak by an Eastern Conference team in NBA history. Chris Bosh scored 20 points for the Heat, who moved within two games of Indiana for the East lead. Miami plays host to the Pacers on Wednesday.
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat survived an injury scare regarding forward LeBron James and defeated the Utah Jazz 117-94 Monday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Heat guard Dwyane Wade had 27 points, and forward Chris Bosh added 20 points. The Heat (18-6) is now 4-1 in its past five games and is in second place in the Eastern Conference. The Jazz (6-21) has lost six of their past eight games and is in last place in the Western Conference.
Before another showdown with the only team ahead of them in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat will try to avoid looking past a game against the worst in the West. The Utah Jazz, though, have given the Heat some trouble in recent years and have improved since the addition of Trey Burke, who will get his first up-close look at LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on Monday night in Miami. The Heat (17-6) have lost four of their past six matchups with Utah (6-20), and they've split their last six overall with Wade in-and-out of the lineup due to knee soreness. They'd surely like to put away this game early to possibly give him and James some extra rest before league-best Indiana visits Miami on Wednesday in another rematch of last season's East finals.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat benefited from their three-day break, beginning a five-game homestand with a hard-fought win over a pesky opponent. James scored 25 points against his former team, leading the energized Heat to a 114-107 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night. Dwyane Wade added 24 points and Chris Bosh had 22 for the Heat, idle since a 90-84 loss Tuesday at Indiana. ''Even though they made their run and slowed us down in the third quarter, you could tell how we were able to finish the game in the fourth quarter.'' Ray Allen's two free throws with 2:16 remaining capped the run and put the Heat ahead 106-100.
LeBron James finished with 25 points and added 9 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals in a tremendous all-around performance to lead the Miami Heat to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 114-107. The Heat shot lights out in this game, finishing 42-76 (55.3%). Miami (17-6) has now won seven of their last 10 games. Other key performers for Miami were Dwyane Wade with 24 points and 6 rebounds, Chris Bosh with 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Mario Chalmers with 11 points and 5 assists.
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