NBA Game Summary - San Antonio at Miami
(Monday, March 14th)
Final Score: Miami 110, San Antonio 80
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James combined for 80 points, as the Miami Heat took down the NBA-best San Antonio Spurs, 110-80.
Bosh tallied 30 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat, who avenged a 125-95 defeat to these Spurs earlier this month. Miami had lost four in a row against San Antonio.
Wade ended with 29 points and nine boards for Miami, which has won three in a row to improve to 3-2 on a six-game homestand. James donated 21 points, eight assists and six rebounds.
"We have to quiet everybody, and quiet the noise out, and continue to work together to get better," said Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.
Tony Parker finished with 18 points and five assists for the Spurs, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Tim Duncan chipped in with 14 points and six boards.
Neither team led by more than six in a tight first quarter that resulted in Miami holding a 22-19 edge.
Holding a 26-23 lead early in the second stanza, the Heat put together a 14-4 run to create some distance. Wade and Bosh each tallied six points during the burst, which the former capped with a pair of free throws for a 40-27 margin with 5:39 remaining.
Miami went 14-of-15 from the foul line in the first half en route to a 49-39 lead.
The Heat continued to dominate in the third, using a 7-for-7 effort from the charity stripe to build a 77-63 margin heading to the fourth.
Wade and James highlighted a 10-2 flurry to start the fourth. Wade tallied six points during the surge, which James topped off with a jumper for an 87-65 lead with 9:13 to play.
Miami shot 68.2 percent from the field in the period and led by as many as 33.
"Everything went their (Heat) way," Parker said. "They played great. Give them credit. It was a mix of us missing wide open shots, and their defense."
The Heat improved to 25-9 at home this season....Miami shot 53.8 percent from the field, while San Antonio made just 38.3 percent of its shots...The Heat went 23-of-24 from the foul line...Miami outrebounded the Spurs by a 47-33 margin...Mario Chalmers tallied 11 points and five assists for Miami...Manu Ginobili finished with 12 points and Antonio McDyess scored 10 for San Antonio.
03/15 00:38:48 ET