NBA roundup: James burns Lakers

Parker carries shorthanded San Antonio in Brooklyn

The Associated PressFebruary 11, 2013 

Lakers Heat Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant 924) drives against Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem, left, and LeBron James (6) during the second quarter of their NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Miami. The Heat won 107-97. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, David Santiago) MAGS OUT

DAVID SANTIAGO — AP

— LeBron James scored 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting, Dwyane Wade scored 30 and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-97 on Sunday for their fifth straight win.

It was James’ fifth straight game with at least 30 points, a franchise record. He has shot better than 60 percent in all five of those games.

Kobe Bryant had 28 points and nine assists for the Lakers, who also got 18 points from Earl Clark. The Lakers had eight turnovers in the fourth quarter, while Miami had none.

SPURS 111, NETS 86

At New York, Tony Parker had 29 points and 11 assists in another brilliant performance without sidekicks Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, and San Antonio dominated the second half to beat Brooklyn.

THUNDER 97, SUNS 69

At Phoenix, Thabo Sefolosha made a career-high five 3-pointers, and Oklahoma City routed Phoenix for the second time since Friday.

CLIPPERS 102, KNICKS 88

At New York, Chris Paul scored 25 points in his second game back from injury, and reserve Jamal Crawford had 27 to lead Los Angeles over New York.

CELTICS 118, NUGGETS 114 (3 OT)

At Boston, Paul Pierce had a triple-double with 27 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists, and Boston extended its win streak to seven games with a triple overtime victory.

MAGIC 110, BLAZERS 104

At Orlando, Fla., J.J. Redick scored 22 points, Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 19 rebounds, and Orlando snapped a 12-game losing streak with a win over Portland.

GRIZZLIES 105, TIMBERWOLVES 88

At Memphis, Tenn., Tayshaun Prince scored 18 points, hitting all eight of his shots from the field, and Memphis pulled away in the second quarter.

RAPTORS 102, HORNETS 89

At Toronto, John Lucas scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to match his season high, and Rudy Gay had 20 points to lead Toronto over New Orleans.

The State is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service