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Basketball: Heat dominate Raptors

Celtics 4-0 since losing Rondo

The Associated PressFebruary 4, 2013 

Heat Raptors

Miami Heat forward LeBron James slams home a dunk against the Toronto Raptors during second half NBA basketball action in Toronto Sunday Feb. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS,Frank Gunn)

FRANK GUNN — AP

— LeBron James scored 30 points, Chris Bosh had 28 against his former team, and the Miami Heat beat Toronto 100-85 Sunday for their 10th straight victory over the Raptors.

Dwyane Wade added 23 points as the Heat bounced back after Friday’s 102-89 loss at Indiana, ensuring that coach Erik Spolestra will coach the Eastern Conference All-Stars. The Heat clinched the best record in the East through Feb. 3 with the win. Had Miami lost, New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson would have been in charge of the East’s bench.

Rudy Gay led the Raptors with 29 points.

CELTICS 106, CLIPPERS 104

At Boston, Paul Pierce scored 22 points, and Boston held off a late comeback to beat Los Angeles and improve to 4-0 since losing injured Rajon Rondo for the season.

The Clippers had pulled to 103-101 on a 3-pointer by Eric Bledsoe with 56 seconds remaining.

Jeff Green and Leandro Barbosa scored 14 points each for the Celtics.

LAKERS 98, PISTONS 97

Auburn Hills, Mich., Pau Gasol had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and he contested Detroit’s last-second alley-oop attempt to help Los Angeles hold on for the win.

The Lakers blew an 18-point third-quarter lead but went back ahead for good on Kobe Bryant’s driving three-point play with 1:09 remaining.

That gave the Lakers a 98-95 lead, and they held on despite missing four free throws in the final 16.8 seconds.

Eastern Conference

AtlanticWLPctGB
New York3015.667
Brooklyn2819.5963
Boston2423.5117
Philadelphia2026.435101/2
Toronto1731.354141/2
SoutheastWLPctGB
Miami3014.682
Atlanta2620.5655
Orlando1433.298171/2
Charlotte1135.23920
Washington1135.23920
CentralWLPctGB
Chicago2918.617
Indiana2819.5961
Milwaukee2521.54331/2
Detroit1830.375111/2
Cleveland1434.292151/2

Western Conference

SouthwestWLPctGB
San Antonio3811.776
Memphis3016.65261/2
Houston2623.53112
Dallas2027.42617
New Orleans1533.313221/2
NorthwestWLPctGB
Oklahoma City3512.745
Denver3018.62551/2
Utah2622.54291/2
Portland2423.51111
Minnesota1826.409151/2
PacificWLPctGB
L.A. Clippers3415.694
Golden State3017.6383
L.A. Lakers2226.458111/2
Sacramento1732.34717
Phoenix1632.333171/2

Sunday’s Games

Boston 106, L.A. Clippers 104

L.A. Lakers 98, Detroit 97

Miami 100, Toronto 85

Today’s Games

Orlando at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Washington, 7 p.m.

Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Detroit at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte at Miami, 7:30 p.m.

Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Dallas at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Sacramento at Utah, 9 p.m.

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