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Boston Celtics forward Shavlik Randolph, center, looks for an opening past Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) and forward Chris Andersen, right rear, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 12, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Boston Celtics forward Shavlik Randolph, center, looks for an opening past Miami Heat guard Ray Allen (34) and forward Chris Andersen, right rear, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 12, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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MIAMI — LeBron James scored 20 points in 29 minutes, Rashard Lewis added 19 on a huge night for the Miami bench and the Heat tied the franchise record for home wins in a season, topping the Boston Celtics 109-101 on Friday night.


Dwyane Wade, back after missing six games with bone bruises around his right kneecap, scored 11 in 34 minutes for Miami, which won its 35th home game to tie the standard set in 2004-05.


The Heat erased an early 13-point deficit with a 41-point second quarter, shooting 16 for 19 in the period. Miami also made 12 3-pointers to push its season total to 686, another team record.


Jeff Green scored 25 for Boston, which played without Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. The Celtics’ bench was outscored 52-14.


Nets 117, Pacers 109


INDIANAPOLIS — Deron Williams scored 33 points and the Brooklyn Nets secured home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a victory over the Indiana Pacers.


Brook Lopez and Joe Johnson each had 24 points for the Nets (47-32), who have won four of their last five games.


David West had 26 points and nine rebounds, and Paul George had 21 for the Pacers (49-30), who have lost three of four.


The Nets are guaranteed the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference and pulled within two games of the Pacers for No. 3.


The Pacers took their only lead of the game when Lance Stephenson hit a 3-pointer with 5 minutes, but the Pacers couldn’t hold on.


Raptors 97, Bulls 88


TORONTO — Amir Johnson had 24 points and nine rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 23 points and the Toronto Raptors earned their second straight win over Chicago, beating the Bulls.


Kyle Lowry had 13 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and DeMar DeRozan scored 19 points for the Raptors, who were coming off a 101-98 win in Chicago on Tuesday night.


Quincy Acy had 10 points and nine rebounds as Toronto won for the fourth time in five games.


Chicago’s Carlos Boozer fouled out with 19 points and 12 rebounds in 31 minutes, his 11th double-double in the past 13 games.


Knicks 101, Cavaliers 91


CLEVELAND — Carmelo Anthony scored 31 points with 14 rebounds in just three quarters and the New York Knicks bounced back after having their winning streak stopped at 13 games one night earlier by beating the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Anthony’s streak of scoring at least 35 points ended at six games as New York coach Mike Woodson chose to rest the All-Star forward the entire fourth quarter.


J.R. Smith also scored 31 — 13 in the fourth while Anthony watched — for New York, which is trying to hold off Indiana for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Knicks have a three-game lead over the Pacers heading into their matchup Sunday at Madison Square Garden.


Kyrie Irving scored 31 for the Cavs, who are 4-17 since March 1. Irving attempted a career-high 27 shots.


76ers 97, Wizards 86


WASHINGTON — Jrue Holiday scored 22 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers found enough motivation to put the Washington Wizards’ pursuit of ninth place to rest for good, pulling away in the second half for a victory.


Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 13 points for the 76ers, who had played a pair of stinkers since being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs but handled the Wizards, who had made catching Philadelphia a very public goal to make up for a 4-28 start.


John Wall scored 24 points for the Wizards, who have lost four straight and trail the 76ers by 3½ games with two to play in the race — if it can really be called that — for top non-playoff team in the Eastern Conference.


Hawks 109, Bucks 104


ATLANTA — Jeff Teague and Josh Smith each scored 24 points and the Atlanta Hawks used a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter to take the lead after trailing by 19 early in the second half and beat the Milwaukee Bucks.


Atlanta moved one-half game ahead of Chicago for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.


Monta Ellis led Milwaukee with 27 points and 17 assists, and Ersan Ilyasova scored 25 points while shooting 6 for 8 on 3-pointers.


Ellis made a 3 with 17.8 seconds remaining to cut Atlanta’s lead to 105-102. Al Horford, who had 18 points and 17 rebounds, made two free throws to push the lead to five points.


Devin Harris scored 19 points for Atlanta.


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