NBA Game Summary - Philadelphia at Miami
(Sunday, March 14th)
Final Score: Miami 104, Philadelphia 91
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade poured in 38 points on 14-of-25 shooting, pacing Miami to a 104-91 wire-to-wire victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
"One-on-one is not the problem [guarding Wade]," the Sixers' Andre Iguodala said. "It is the pick-and-rolls. He got into the teeth of the defense and got layups."
Udonis Haslem added 13 points and 12 rebounds, and Carlos Arroyo chipped in 12 points with 10 assists for the Heat, who improved to 3-0 on a six-game homestand and have won six of seven overall.
James Jones was a spark off the bench for the victors with 14 points.
"[Jones] certainly gave us a lift with his shooting and also with his toughness on the defensive end," Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said.
Jason Kapono led Philadelphia with 17 points, while Iguodala went for 15 points, nine assists and six rebounds in the loss, the club's ninth in 10 games. Thaddeus Young and Jrue Holiday had 14 and 12 points, respectively, in defeat.
Miami's Jermaine O'Neal was ejected after getting into an altercation with Samuel Dalembert with 5:06 remaining in the third quarter.
The Heat were leading 73-57 at that time, but the Sixers ended the quarter on a 16-5 run to pull within 78-73.
Thanks to a pair of three-pointers from Jones, the Heat pulled away in the fourth, starting the frame on a 10-1 run.
After Jason Smith hit Philly's first field goal of the final stanza with 7 1/2 minutes left to momentarily stop the spurt, Haslem and Jamaal Magloire added buckets to Miami's cause for a 92-76 lead.
The closest the Sixers got from there was six.
Miami scored the final eight points of the first quarter to jump out to a 31-21 lead. The hosts remained in front at halftime, 57-49.
O'Neal had 10 points and eight boards before being ejected...Wade also had five steals for the Heat, who shot 49.4 percent from the field...Elton Brand ended with 10 rebounds and eight points for Philadelphia...Miami forward Michael Beasley sat out for the second straight game with a thigh bruise.
03/14 21:41:31 ET