Heat regains control of boards in romp

MIAMI — The Heat hit the boards from the start and pulled away at the end.

Chastened by a rare home defeat, Miami had a rebounding advantage for a change Sunday and scored the final 21 to beat the woeful Wizards 99-71.

The Heat was coming off its third home loss Friday against Chicago. Miami allowed the Bulls 20 second-chance points, but Washington totaled four.

Miami, outrebounded by 38 over the previous three games, this time enjoyed a 50-39 advantage. Former Gator Udonis Haslem had 12 rebounds and Chris Bosh added nine.

"There were some better in-traffic battles, guys going up and trying to get it with two hands, guys getting up off the ground," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "That disposition to rebound was better. It's an effort thing."

GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Ty Lawson had 21 points and 10 assists, Danilo Gallinari hit a 3-pointer with 13.8 seconds left and the visiting Nuggets beat the Lakers 112-105. Los Angeles lost its third straight despite Dwight Howard tying a career high with 26 rebounds.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: The Rockets suspended first-round pick Royce White without pay for "refusing to provide services" required by his contract. White refused his assignment to Houston's D-League affiliate a week ago and has spent most of the season on the inactive list due to anxiety disorder and mental health.

Heat 99, Wizards 71

WASHINGTON (71): Webster 4-11 1-2 10, Nene 1-6 3-5 5, Okafor 2-6 1-2 5, Temple 0-7 0-0 0, Beal 4-14 0-3 9, Seraphin 6-15 2-2 14, Martin 5-8 0-0 13, Crawford 1-7 0-0 2, Mack 3-4 0-0 7, Vesely 3-3 0-0 6, Singleton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-81 7-14 71.

MIAMI (99): James 9-17 4-4 24, Haslem 1-4 0-0 2, Bosh 6-11 5-5 17, Chalmers 1-7 2-2 5, Wade 7-14 0-1 14, Battier 0-5 0-0 0, Allen 8-12 1-1 20, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Cole 2-7 0-0 4, Miller 4-5 3-3 13, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-82 15-16 99.

Washington 19 25 16 11— 71

Miami 27 25 17 30— 99

3-Point GoalsWashington 6-21 (Martin 3-6, Mack 1-1, Beal 1-3, Webster 1-6, Crawford 0-2, Temple 0-3), Miami 8-21 (Allen 3-4, Miller 2-3, James 2-3, Chalmers 1-5, Wade 0-1, Battier 0-5). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsWashington 46 (Okafor 9), Miami 58 (Haslem 12). AssistsWashington 20 (Temple 7), Miami 20 (James 7). Total FoulsWashington 15, Miami 12. TechnicalsMiami defensive three second. A20,228 (19,600).

Nuggets 112, Lakers 105

DENVER (112): Gallinari 6-20 5-6 20, Faried 3-6 0-0 6, Koufos 3-8 1-1 7, Lawson 9-18 2-3 21, Iguodala 6-14 0-0 15, Brewer 6-14 1-3 14, McGee 7-9 3-7 17, A.Miller 4-10 3-3 12, Hamilton 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 44-101 15-23 112.

L.A. LAKERS (105): World Peace 5-13 2-4 16, Gasol 5-9 1-2 11, Howard 6-7 2-6 14, Nash 3-8 3-3 10, Bryant 11-26 4-4 29, Jamison 1-2 0-0 2, Meeks 3-7 0-0 8, Hill 4-9 5-6 13, Duhon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-82 19-27 105.

Denver 34 26 29 23— 112

L.A. Lakers 26 34 23 22— 105

3-Point GoalsDenver 9-24 (Iguodala 3-5, Gallinari 3-10, A.Miller 1-1, Lawson 1-2, Brewer 1-6), L.A. Lakers 10-30 (World Peace 4-9, Bryant 3-8, Meeks 2-5, Nash 1-3, Jamison 0-1, Duhon 0-1, Howard 0-1, Gasol 0-2). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDenver 57 (Koufos 7), L.A. Lakers 60 (Howard 26). AssistsDenver 33 (A.Miller, Lawson 10), L.A. Lakers 30 (Nash 13). Total FoulsDenver 21, L.A. Lakers 20. TechnicalsFaried, Gasol, Nash. A18,997 (18,997).

Thunder 104, Raptors 92

OKLAHOMA CITY (104): Durant 6-11 8-9 22, Ibaka 8-12 3-4 19, Perkins 2-4 0-0 4, Westbrook 8-17 6-6 23, Sefolosha 1-5 0-0 3, Martin 5-12 5-5 16, Collison 5-7 0-0 10, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 3-7 0-0 7, Liggins 0-1 0-0 0, Maynor 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-77 22-24 104.

TORONTO (92): Pietrus 1-4 0-0 3, Davis 2-7 0-0 4, Johnson 8-11 3-4 19, Calderon 4-8 1-1 10, DeRozan 4-16 3-4 11, Anderson 10-14 3-3 27, Fields 1-3 0-0 2, Ross 0-2 0-2 0, Lowry 3-8 2-3 10, Acy 1-1 4-4 6, Lucas 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-76 16-21 92.

Oklahoma City 23 29 26 26— 104

Toronto 18 32 17 25— 92

3-Point GoalsOklahoma City 6-22 (Durant 2-5, Jackson 1-3, Westbrook 1-3, Sefolosha 1-5, Martin 1-6), Toronto 8-23 (Anderson 4-8, Lowry 2-4, Pietrus 1-4, Calderon 1-4, Ross 0-1, DeRozan 0-1, Lucas 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOklahoma City 46 (Ibaka, Collison 8), Toronto 42 (Johnson 9). AssistsOklahoma City 24 (Durant, Westbrook 7), Toronto 28 (Calderon 11). Total FoulsOklahoma City 20, Toronto 18. TechnicalsDurant, Toronto Coach Casey, Lowry. A17,634 (19,800).

Grizzlies 92, Suns 81

MEMPHIS (92): Gay 9-18 2-2 20, Randolph 9-11 3-5 21, Gasol 5-10 0-0 10, Conley 3-10 1-2 7, Allen 3-7 5-5 11, Haddadi 0-1 0-0 0, Bayless 2-2 4-4 9, Ellington 1-2 0-0 2, Arthur 2-3 1-2 6, Speights 3-5 0-0 6, Wroten 0-0 0-0 0, Selby 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 37-69 16-20 92.

PHOENIX (81): Tucker 6-11 3-4 17, Scola 3-12 1-2 7, Gortat 6-14 0-0 12, Dragic 4-9 1-1 9, Dudley 1-3 5-6 7, Brown 3-9 1-2 7, Morris 2-8 1-1 5, Telfair 1-3 0-0 3, O'Neal 3-5 2-2 8, Johnson 2-5 0-0 6. Totals 31-79 14-18 81.

Memphis 21 20 30 21— 92

Phoenix 16 22 24 19— 81

3-Point GoalsMemphis 2-8 (Arthur 1-1, Bayless 1-1, Ellington 0-1, Gasol 0-1, Gay 0-2, Conley 0-2), Phoenix 5-14 (Tucker 2-2, Johnson 2-4, Telfair 1-2, Morris 0-1, Brown 0-1, Dudley 0-1, Dragic 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsMemphis 51 (Gasol 12), Phoenix 37 (Gortat 8). AssistsMemphis 22 (Conley 9), Phoenix 18 (Dragic, Scola 6). Total FoulsMemphis 19, Phoenix 21. A13,197 (18,422).

Bobcats 108, Pistons 101, OT

CHARLOTTE (108): Taylor 4-6 0-1 8, Thomas 4-14 5-5 13, Biyombo 3-6 4-4 10, Walker 9-23 2-2 20, Kidd-Gilchrist 3-10 5-5 11, Henderson 2-5 2-2 6, Adrien 2-2 1-4 5, Haywood 1-3 0-0 2, Sessions 5-11 4-4 15, Gordon 7-12 2-2 18. Totals 40-92 25-29 108.

DETROIT (101): Prince 9-15 2-2 21, Maxiell 1-3 2-2 4, Monroe 7-10 4-5 18, Knight 5-11 2-4 12, Singler 2-6 0-0 4, Stuckey 6-11 3-4 18, Drummond 5-6 0-2 10, Bynum 2-9 0-0 5, Villanueva 3-8 0-0 9, Daye 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 40-80 13-19 101.

Charlotte 21 38 20 17 12— 108

Detroit 30 30 22 14 5— 101

3-Point GoalsCharlotte 3-13 (Gordon 2-5, Sessions 1-2, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-1, Taylor 0-1, Walker 0-4), Detroit 8-26 (Stuckey 3-5, Villanueva 3-8, Prince 1-3, Bynum 1-5, Singler 0-1, Daye 0-1, Knight 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsCharlotte 54 (Biyombo 17), Detroit 48 (Monroe 14). AssistsCharlotte 14 (Walker 7), Detroit 22 (Bynum 9). Total FoulsCharlotte 20, Detroit 27. A11,963 (22,076).

Heat regains control of boards in romp 01/06/13 [Last modified: Monday, January 7, 2013 12:29am]

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