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Heat delivers another pounding in ninth straight win

MIAMI — The Heat trailed early before making its move at the end of the third quarter and won by double figures for the ninth game in a row, beating the Hornets 96-84 on Monday night.

Dwyane Wade had 32 points, topping 30 for the third straight game, and Chris Bosh added 23 points and 11 rebounds. Miami blew it open with an 18-2 spurt that put it up 94-77.

"This was for us one of the most gratifying wins, because it was a grind-out game," Wade said. "We were able to stick to it until our time finally came."

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead the host Bulls to their sixth straight win, 92-73 over the Pacers. … The visiting Bucks rallied from a 20-point second-quarter deficit for a 103-99 victory that ended the Mavericks' 12-game winning streak.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Bucks forward Drew Gooden was active after missing five games with a foot problem. … Jazz center Francisco Elson, a native of the Netherlands, missed the game against the Warriors because of a delay with his visa renewal in Canada.

Heat 96, Hornets 84

NEW ORLEANS (84): Ariza 5-10 3-5 13, West 8-17 10-13 26, Okafor 4-5 1-1 9, Paul 3-10 5-6 11, Belinelli 2-9 4-5 9, Gray 1-1 2-2 4, Green 2-7 0-0 4, Jack 2-3 2-2 6, Pondexter 0-3 0-0 0, Smith 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 28-67 27-34 84.

MIAMI (96): James 6-16 8-10 20, Bosh 10-18 3-5 23, Ilgauskas 1-4 0-0 2, Arroyo 3-8 0-0 7, Wade 8-13 14-17 32, Dampier 1-2 1-2 3, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-3 0-0 3, Chalmers 1-5 4-4 6, Anthony 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-70 30-38 96.

New Orleans 23 31 21 9— 84

Miami 25 28 29 14— 96

3-Point GoalsNew Orleans 1-13 (Belinelli 1-7, Pondexter 0-1, Ariza 0-2, Paul 0-3), Miami 4-14 (Wade 2-3, Arroyo 1-2, Jones 1-3, Chalmers 0-3, James 0-3). Fouled OutOkafor. ReboundsNew Orleans 47 (West 12), Miami 46 (Bosh 11). AssistsNew Orleans 14 (Paul 5), Miami 17 (James 7). Total FoulsNew Orleans 29, Miami 25. TechnicalsWade, Miami defensive three second. A19,600 (19,600).

Bulls 92, Pacers 73

INDIANA (73): Dunleavy 5-14 1-2 12, McRoberts 3-4 0-0 6, Hibbert 2-7 2-2 6, Collison 4-12 1-2 9, Rush 5-17 2-2 13, S.Jones 1-4 0-0 2, D.Jones 3-6 1-2 7, Ford 5-10 3-5 13, Posey 2-10 0-0 5. Totals 30-84 10-15 73.

CHICAGO (92): Deng 6-11 0-0 15, Boozer 10-21 2-5 22, Noah 5-7 2-2 12, Rose 6-18 2-3 17, Bogans 1-3 0-2 3, Asik 0-0 0-0 0, Watson 0-2 1-4 1, Brewer 4-7 1-2 9, Gibson 3-5 2-2 8, Korver 2-5 0-0 5. Totals 37-79 10-20 92.

Indiana 18 23 17 15— 73

Chicago 27 16 22 27— 92

3-Point GoalsIndiana 3-19 (Rush 1-3, Posey 1-7, Dunleavy 1-7, McRoberts 0-1, Ford 0-1), Chicago 8-18 (Deng 3-5, Rose 3-6, Korver 1-2, Bogans 1-3, Brewer 0-1, Watson 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsIndiana 54 (Dunleavy 8), Chicago 57 (Boozer 18). AssistsIndiana 12 (Ford 4), Chicago 28 (Rose 12). Total FoulsIndiana 19, Chicago 13. TechnicalsPosey, Boozer, Rose. A21,287 (20,917).

Grizzlies 86, Trail Blazers 73

PORTLAND (73): Matthews 8-15 0-1 18, Aldridge 6-13 1-2 13, Camby 2-9 2-4 6, Miller 5-10 4-5 14, Roy 3-16 1-1 7, Cunningham 2-4 0-0 4, Mills 1-1 1-2 4, Batum 0-2 0-0 0, Przybilla 0-0 1-2 1, Fernandez 1-7 1-1 4, Marks 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 29-79 11-18 73.

MEMPHIS (86): Gay 7-17 0-0 16, Randolph 8-20 9-13 25, Gasol 2-8 2-2 6, Conley 3-9 4-4 11, Henry 1-5 0-0 2, Mayo 5-10 2-6 14, Arthur 2-4 0-0 4, Vasquez 2-4 1-1 6, Allen 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 31-81 18-26 86.

Portland 18 24 22 9— 73

Memphis 23 26 12 25— 86

3-Point GoalsPortland 4-18 (Matthews 2-6, Mills 1-1, Fernandez 1-6, Batum 0-1, Roy 0-4), Memphis 6-14 (Gay 2-3, Mayo 2-4, Vasquez 1-1, Conley 1-3, Randolph 0-1, Henry 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPortland 53 (Camby 14), Memphis 62 (Randolph 20). AssistsPortland 18 (Miller 9), Memphis 15 (Conley 3). Total FoulsPortland 27, Memphis 17. TechnicalsMemphis Bench, Memphis defensive three second. A10,467 (18,119).

Bucks 103, Mavericks 99

MILWAUKEE (103): Mbah a Moute 0-3 0-0 0, Sanders 0-2 0-0 0, Bogut 10-12 1-6 21, Jennings 9-19 2-2 23, Salmons 2-7 0-0 5, Gooden 4-9 0-0 8, Maggette 1-5 0-0 2, Dooling 4-10 5-5 16, Ilyasova 5-11 0-0 12, Douglas-Roberts 4-5 6-7 14, Brockman 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 40-84 14-20 103.

DALLAS (99): Butler 4-11 1-2 9, Nowitzki 12-24 3-3 30, Chandler 4-5 3-4 11, Kidd 4-7 2-2 11, Stevenson 1-2 0-0 2, Marion 6-9 2-2 14, Terry 3-8 5-6 12, Haywood 1-2 0-4 2, Barea 2-8 4-4 8, Novak 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-76 20-27 99.

Milwaukee 15 28 32 28— 103

Dallas 25 27 22 25— 99

3-Point GoalsMilwaukee 9-13 (Dooling 3-4, Jennings 3-4, Ilyasova 2-3, Salmons 1-2), Dallas 5-20 (Nowitzki 3-6, Terry 1-3, Kidd 1-4, Marion 0-1, Barea 0-2, Butler 0-4). Fouled OutBogut. ReboundsMilwaukee 47 (Bogut 14), Dallas 49 (Chandler 9). AssistsMilwaukee 23 (Jennings 10), Dallas 28 (Kidd 10). Total FoulsMilwaukee 23, Dallas 18. TechnicalsNowitzki. A19,720 (19,200).

Jazz 108, Warriors 95

GOLDEN STATE (95): D.Wright 8-17 0-0 20, Lee 3-15 12-14 18, Biedrins 4-10 0-2 8, Ellis 7-16 0-2 16, R.Williams 7-12 1-3 19, Amundson 0-3 0-2 0, Radmanovic 2-4 0-0 5, Law 1-2 6-6 8, C.Bell 0-1 0-0 0, Gadzuric 0-1 1-2 1, Lin 0-0 0-0 0, Udoh 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-81 20-31 95.

UTAH (108): Kirilenko 4-6 4-4 12, Millsap 7-14 2-3 16, Jefferson 4-13 5-5 13, D.Williams 8-16 10-11 30, Hayward 0-1 1-2 1, Price 1-6 1-2 3, Miles 9-14 0-1 20, Fesenko 1-1 0-0 2, Evans 4-4 1-1 9, Watson 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 39-79 24-29 108.

Golden State 23 23 24 25— 95

Utah 20 23 31 34— 108

3-Point GoalsGolden State 11-25 (R.Williams 4-6, D.Wright 4-9, Ellis 2-6, Radmanovic 1-3, C.Bell 0-1), Utah 6-17 (D.Williams 4-8, Miles 2-6, Price 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsGolden State 56 (Lee, Biedrins 12), Utah 49 (Millsap, Jefferson 8). AssistsGolden State 18 (R.Williams 6), Utah 26 (D.Williams 10). Total FoulsGolden State 23, Utah 24. TechnicalsEllis, Golden State defensive three second. ANA (19,911).



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