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                 === James sets record as Heat top Blazers ===
 Miami, FL (Sports Network) - LeBron James has taken the idea of "being hot" to
 another level.
 On  Tuesday, James became the first player in NBA history to score at least 30
 points  and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games, as the Miami Heat
 downed the Portland Trail Blazers, 117-104, at American Airlines Arena.
 "With how many great and dominant players that have come through over the
 years and paved the way for me, to be able to have this streak, and to be able
 to have won each game while also being efficient from the floor means a lot,"
 James said.
 James  finished with 30 points on 11-of-15 shooting (73.3 percent), while also
 dishing out nine assists.
 Chris  Bosh scored  32 points  and  pulled down  11 rebounds  and Dwyane  Wade
 finished  with 24  points,  nine  rebounds and  seven  assists  for the  Heat,
 winners in six straight.
 Damian  Lillard poured in a game-high 33 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 29
 for the Blazers, who have dropped four straight.
 Wesley Matthews had 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting in the setback.
 "I thought it was a good effort by our team. The Miami Heat are one of the
 best, if not the best team in the league right now," said Portland head coach
 Terry Stotts. "They are playing at a high level. We matched it for about 44
 minutes. It was disappointing to come up with a loss but we lost to a good
 The  Heat led  86-82  entering  the  fourth quarter,  but  a  13-4  surge  gave
 Portland a 95-90 lead with 8:16 left.
 Wade,  who scored 12 of his 24 points over the final 12 minutes, sparked a 9-2
 run to put the Heat up 99-97 with just over 5 1/2 minutes to go.
 Aldridge  buried a pair of free throws to tie the game 19 seconds later, but a
 ferocious  James dunk ignited  a 16-3 run to put the Heat ahead, 115-102, with
 1:55 left and Portland couldn't get closer than 11 the rest of the way.
 Portland raced out to a 33-29 lead after the first quarter.
 The  Blazers led   57-43  with  4:44  left in  the  first half,  but the  Heat
 outscored Portland, 15-2, to go into the break trailing 59-58.
 Miami  carried its momentum into the third period, using a 23-8 surge to go up
 81-67.  The Blazers, though,  closed the frame with a 15-5 run to cut the lead
 to 86-82 entering the final stanza.
                                   Game Notes
 Miami  outscored  Portland, 46-38, in the  paint ... The Heat scored 24 points
 off 15  Blazers turnovers ... The Heat shot 58.1 percent (43-for-74)  from the
 floor ... The Blazers  went 39-for-73  (53.4 percent)  from the floor  and 18-
 for-20 from the free throw line.
 02/13 00:11:11 ET

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