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James sets mark against Blazers

Bosh also has big night as Miami cruises; Gay lifts Raptors

The Associated PressFebruary 13, 2013 

APTOPIX Trail Blazers Heat Basketball

Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) high-fives teammate Dwyane Wade (3) as they head to the bench for a timeout during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Miami, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013. James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games as the Heat defeated the Trail Blazers 117-104. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

ALAN DIAZ — the associated press

— LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six consecutive games, Chris Bosh scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat held off the Portland Trail Blazers 117-104 on Tuesday night.

James scored 30 points on 11 for 15 shooting and Dwyane Wade added 24 points for Miami,.

Damian Lillard had a game-high 33 points for Portland, which got 29 from LaMarcus Aldridge and 20 from Wesley Matthews.

RAPTORS 109, NUGGETS 108

At Toronto, Rudy Gay hit a pull-up jump shot with less than five seconds remaining, and Toronto beat short-handed Denver.

DeMar DeRozan scored 22 points, Gay had 17 and John Lucas scored 12 of his 14 points in the final quarter for the Raptors.

Ty Lawson led Denver with 29 points.

GRIZZLIES 108, KINGS 101

At Memphis, Tenn., Marc Gasol had 24 points and 12 rebounds, Mike Conley scored 22 points and Memphis beat Sacramento.

DeMarcus Cousins scored 23 points and Tyreke Evans had 20 for the Kings.

JAZZ 109, THUNDER 93

At Salt Lake City, Al Jefferson scored 23 points, Paul Millsap had 18 and Utah beat Oklahoma City to break the Thunder’s four-game winning streak.

Rose “far away” from return

Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose says he’s “far away” from returning from knee surgery.

Sidelined all season, Rose has been practicing and traveling with the team. But in an interview with USA Today posted on Tuesday, he says he has no specific timetable for a return.

Celtics’ Barbosa out for year

Boston guard Leandro Barbosa has a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.

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