Wade’s 34 lifts Heat past Nets, 102-89
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets forward Jerry Stackhouse (42) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace (45) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace (45) looks for an opening past Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Heat forward LeBron James, center, reacts to a play as he watches from the bench with guards Mario Chalmers, left, and Dwyane Wade during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Heat guard Norris Cole goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets forward Gerald Wallace (45) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner, behind, gives instructions to a boy with down syndrome during an NBA event in Mexico City, Monday, Oct. 11, 2010. The San Antonio Spurs will face Los Angeles Clippers in Mexico City on Tuesday during an NBA exhibition basketball game. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)
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, last 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.
Thunder 100, Hornets 79
Kevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and Oklahoma City won its fifth straight game.
The two Thunder stars did all their work in first three quarters, resting for the final period after helping their club build a 27-point lead.
Kevin Martin added 19 points and Nick Collison 12 in reserve roles for Oklahoma City, which has won nine of 10, including its last four by double digits.
Rockets 124, Jazz 116
Patrick Patterson scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin scored 19 apiece and Houston beat Utah.
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).
Luol Deng scored a game-high 25 points and Chicago beat Philadelphia.
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.
Trail Blazers 118,
Cavaliers 117, 2OT
Nicolas Batum’s 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left in the second overtime gave Portland a victory over Cleveland.
Trailing 117-115 with 2.5 seconds remaining, Portland called timeout and inbounded near midcourt. Damian Lillard passed to Batum, who hit a fadeaway jumper from the right corner in front of Cleveland’s bench. With time only for a tip-in attempt, the Cavaliers couldn’t get a shot off before time expired.