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LeBron, Wade lead Heat past Knicks

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - A broken nose, a protective mask and the New York Knicks couldn't stop LeBron James on Thursday.

Dwyane Wade was pretty good, too.

James and Wade combined for 54 points on an incredibly efficient shooting display as the Miami Heat pounded the reeling New York Knicks 108-82 at American Airlines Arena.

James, one week after suffering a broken nose in a win over the Thunder, shot 13-of-19 from the floor and finished with 31 points. The four-time league MVP missed Monday's victory over the Bulls because of the injury and wore a protective black mask over the top half of his face in Thursday's rout.

Wade added 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting for the Heat, who shot 60.3 percent overall and pulled away for their sixth consecutive win with a dominant third quarter.

The free-falling Knicks have dropped four straight and seven of their last eight despite a 29-point effort from Carmelo Anthony and a 19-point, 16- rebound showing from Tyson Chandler.

02/27 23:05:11 ET