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February 19. 2013 8:09PM
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MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 34 points, LeBron James added 21 points and the Miami Heat rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-89 on Saturday night.


Ray Allen scored 13 and Norris Cole finished with 12 for the Heat, who won their sixth straight and remained atop the Eastern Conference. Miami held the Nets to 30 points in the second half.


Andray Blatche scored 20 points for Brooklyn, which had won five in a row. Gerald Wallace had 13 points, Joe Johnson added 12 and Deron Williams finished with 10 points and 12 assists.


The Nets were 10 for 31 from the field in the second half and lost to Miami for the 12th straight time.


Wade added seven assists and shot 14 for 20 for Miami. He reached the 30-point mark for the first time this season when he took an alley-oop pass from Allen and slammed the ball for a 90-81 edge with 5:14 left.




Spurs 99, Grizzlies 95

SAN ANTONIO — Tony Parker scored 30 points, Tim Duncan had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs shook off a disappointing $250,000 fine by the NBA to beat the Memphis Grizzlies in overtime.




Bucks 91, Celtics 88

MILWAUKEE — Larry Sanders had 18 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Milwaukee Bucks rallied for a victory after the Boston Celtics scored the first 17 points of Saturday night's game.


Monta Ellis had 17 points and seven assists for the Bucks, while Ersan Ilyasova added 15 points and five rebounds. Brandon Jennings had a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.



Mavericks 92, Pistons 77

DALLAS — O.J. Mayo broke out of a shooting slump with 27 points and Dallas celebrated Derek Fisher's Mavericks debut with a victory against the Detroit Pistons.


Mayo was coming off consecutive games with season lows and started 0 for 4 before taking over in the third quarter. He scored 16 points in a 17-4 run that eventually stretched into a 25-6 surge as Dallas snapped a three-game losing streak.



Trail Blazers 118, Cavaliers 117

CLEVELAND — Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Portland Trail Blazers a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Thunder 100, Hornets 79

NEW ORLEANS — Kevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight game.


Bulls 93, 76ers 88

CHICAGO — Luol Deng scored a game-high 25 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the Philadelphia 76ers.


Deng also had a season-high seven assists and has led the team in scoring in consecutive games. He scored 22 in a 101-78 win over the Dallas Mavericks.


Rockets 124, Jazz 116

HOUSTON — Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin scored 19 apiece and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 124-116 on Saturday night.


James Harden scored 18 points, and Greg Smith and Carlos Delfino added 13 points apiece for the Rockets, who shot 55 percent (46 of 83) and hit half their 3-point shots (11 of 22).




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