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LeBron sets shooting mark

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

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James scored 30 on 11-for-15 shooting and Dwyane Wade added 24 points. Miami wasted a pair of 14-point leads, then put the game away with a 14-0 run in the final minutes.

It was the 1,000th regular-season win in Heat history.

"I'm at a loss for words," James said. "I know the history of the game. I know how many unbelievable players came through the ranks, who paved the way for me and my teammates. And for me to be in the record books by myself with such a stat — any stat — it's big-time."

James has made 66 of his past 92 shots, over the past six games — and is 60-for-80, or 75 percent, in his last 188 minutes of court time.

According to the Heat, Adrian Dantley and Moses Malone accomplished the 30-point, 60-percent streak in five straight outings before James.

Miami next plays Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

Damian Lillard scored 33 for Portland.

game highlights: Rudy Gay hit a pull-up jump shot with less than five seconds remaining and the host Raptors beat the shorthanded Nuggets 109-108. Toronto made seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. Denver was missing leading scorer Danilo Gallinari (sinus infection) and Andre Iguodala (strained neck).

rose update: Bulls guard Derrick Rose said he has no timetable for returning from left knee surgery that has sidelined him all season. Rose said he will be back when he's "110 percent," which he said could be any day, within a few weeks or next year: "It's just that I'm not coming back until I'm ready." Asked how close he was to 110 percent, Rose said: "Probably in the high 80s. Far away. Far away." Coach Tom Thibodeau said of Rose: "He's right where he should be, right on schedule."

around the league: One day after reporting to the Rockets' Developmental League affiliate, rookie Royce White had seven points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers in a 139-122 win over Maine. The first-round pick had been away from the Rockets since early November after requesting help for anxiety disorder. … The son of Hall of Fame forward Larry Bird faces multiple preliminary charges at Indiana University. Connor Bird, 21, allegedly tried to hit his ex-girlfriend with a car. … Guard Delonte West hasn't joined the Texas Legends more than two weeks after the NBA Development League team acquired his rights. The Mavs had said they would not bring back West after he was suspended twice in two weeks then waived in October. … Celtics backup guard Leandro Barbosa is out for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.

Heat 117, Blazers 104

PORTLAND (104): Batum 2-5 0-0 5, Aldridge 13-20 3-3 29, Hickson 2-3 1-1 5, Lillard 10-18 10-11 33, Matthews 8-13 1-1 20, Jeffries 2-5 3-4 7, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Pavlovic 0-2 0-0 0, Babbitt 1-4 0-0 3, Freeland 1-1 0-0 2, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Claver 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-73 18-20 104.

MIAMI (117): James 11-15 7-8 30, Haslem 1-1 1-2 3, Bosh 13-16 6-6 32, Chalmers 2-5 0-0 5, Wade 8-18 8-10 24, Battier 3-7 0-0 9, Andersen 0-0 0-0 0, Allen 5-11 1-1 14, Cole 0-0 0-0 0, Anthony 0-1 0-0 0, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Varnado 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 43-74 23-27 117.

Portland 33 26 23 22— 104

Miami 29 29 28 31— 117

3-Point GoalsPortland 8-24 (Matthews 3-6, Lillard 3-8, Batum 1-3, Babbitt 1-4, Price 0-1, Pavlovic 0-2), Miami 8-19 (Allen 3-6, Battier 3-6, Chalmers 1-3, James 1-3, Bosh 0-1). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsPortland 34 (Matthews 6), Miami 37 (Bosh 11). AssistsPortland 15 (Batum 4), Miami 22 (James 9). Total FoulsPortland 18, Miami 21. TechnicalsPortland defensive three second. A20,032 (19,600).

Jazz 109, Thunder 94

OKLAHOMA CITY (94): Durant 11-16 8-9 33, Ibaka 5-11 0-0 10, Perkins 2-3 0-0 4, Westbrook 8-14 4-8 22, Sefolosha 0-2 0-0 0, Collison 1-2 0-0 2, Martin 3-8 0-0 6, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 6-8 0-0 12, Jones 2-3 0-0 4, Orton 0-0 1-4 1, Liggins 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 38-68 13-23 94.

UTAH (109): Ma.Williams 0-4 2-2 2, Millsap 8-14 2-2 18, Jefferson 11-22 1-2 23, Tinsley 2-3 0-0 6, Foye 4-10 1-1 11, Favors 5-11 5-5 15, Burks 6-11 0-2 13, Carroll 3-6 5-6 13, Watson 3-3 0-0 6, Kanter 0-2 2-2 2, Evans 0-1 0-0 0, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-87 18-22 109.

Oklahoma City 26 26 27 15— 94

Utah 28 30 28 23— 109

3-Point GoalsOklahoma City 5-15 (Durant 3-4, Westbrook 2-3, Jackson 0-1, Ibaka 0-1, Sefolosha 0-2, Martin 0-4), Utah 7-19 (Tinsley 2-3, Carroll 2-3, Foye 2-6, Burks 1-3, Jefferson 0-1, Ma.Williams 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsOklahoma City 39 (Durant 6), Utah 50 (Millsap 10). AssistsOklahoma City 15 (Westbrook, Durant 5), Utah 25 (Tinsley, Millsap 6). Total FoulsOklahoma City 16, Utah 21. TechnicalsDurant, Perkins, Carroll. Flagrant Fouls—Durant, Perkins. A18,552 (19,911).

Raptors 109, Nuggets 108

DENVER (108): Brewer 3-11 2-2 9, Faried 6-8 3-4 15, Koufos 4-8 0-0 8, Lawson 12-20 4-6 29, Fournier 2-4 0-0 6, Hamilton 3-10 0-0 7, McGee 1-1 0-0 2, Randolph 6-13 4-6 16, Mozgov 2-4 0-0 4, A.Miller 5-6 1-2 12. Totals 44-85 14-20 108.

TORONTO (109): Gay 6-14 4-5 17, Johnson 4-6 0-0 8, Valanciunas 1-3 6-6 8, Lowry 4-10 1-1 11, DeRozan 8-18 6-6 22, Bargnani 2-7 0-0 4, Lucas 5-9 0-0 14, Anderson 4-7 0-0 10, Ross 3-6 0-0 7, Fields 2-3 4-5 8. Totals 39-83 21-23 109.

Denver 21 31 26 30— 108

Toronto 28 26 28 27— 109

3-Point GoalsDenver 6-16 (Fournier 2-2, A.Miller 1-1, Lawson 1-3, Hamilton 1-3, Brewer 1-7), Toronto 10-21 (Lucas 4-6, Anderson 2-3, Lowry 2-4, Ross 1-2, Gay 1-2, DeRozan 0-1, Bargnani 0-3). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsDenver 50 (Faried 11), Toronto 43 (DeRozan, Valanciunas 8). AssistsDenver 24 (Lawson 9), Toronto 23 (Lowry 10). Total FoulsDenver 20, Toronto 21. TechnicalsDenver defensive three second. A16,738 (19,800).

Grizzlies 108, Kings 101

SACRAMENTO (101): Salmons 1-5 0-0 2, Thompson 7-11 1-1 15, Cousins 8-15 7-9 23, Thomas 4-9 3-3 11, Evans 10-17 0-4 20, Thornton 4-12 4-5 15, Hayes 0-3 0-0 0, Garcia 1-2 0-0 3, Brooks 4-6 2-2 10, Robinson 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 40-86 17-24 101.

MEMPHIS (108): Prince 3-7 0-0 7, Randolph 6-11 1-3 13, Gasol 8-13 8-9 24, Conley 6-12 8-8 22, Allen 8-12 2-2 19, Arthur 3-4 0-0 6, Bayless 2-7 1-2 6, Davis 2-4 0-0 4, Daye 3-5 0-0 7, Wroten 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 41-75 20-24 108.

Sacramento 25 30 18 28— 101

Memphis 26 32 26 24— 108

3-Point GoalsSacramento 4-16 (Thornton 3-7, Garcia 1-2, Evans 0-1, Thomas 0-3, Salmons 0-3), Memphis 6-13 (Conley 2-4, Prince 1-1, Allen 1-2, Daye 1-2, Bayless 1-4). Fouled OutNone. ReboundsSacramento 46 (Cousins, Evans 7), Memphis 45 (Gasol 12). AssistsSacramento 20 (Brooks, Cousins 4), Memphis 21 (Conley 7). Total FoulsSacramento 24, Memphis 22. TechnicalsGasol. A14,722 (18,119).

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