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James leads Heat past Mavs

Dallas, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James put the Heat on his back Tuesday and carried Miami to a 117-106 victory over the Dallas Mavericks.

James erupted for a season-high 42 points on an efficient 16-of-23 shooting display and fueled a late 14-0 run that put the game away. The four-time league MVP added nine rebounds and six assists for good measure as the Heat improved to 4-1 on a road trip that ends Thursday against the Thunder.

Chris Bosh chipped in with 22 points, Chris Andersen contributed 18 off the bench and Dwyane Wade provided 13 points with seven assists.

The Mavs, who had won six of seven heading into the All-Star break, committed 16 turnovers and watched the Heat shoot 57.1 percent from the floor, negating their huge 50-28 rebounding advantage.

Dirk Nowitzki filled the box score with 22 points, nine boards and seven assists in defeat.

02/18 23:07:41 ET

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