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Record night of Heat hot shots

Miami’s Luol Deng defends Bulls forward Doug McDermott as he goes to the basket in the first half of the Heat’s victory.

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Miami’s Luol Deng defends Bulls forward Doug McDermott as he goes to the basket in the first half of the Heat’s victory.

MIAMI — Hassan Whiteside had a career-high 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Joe Johnson scored 24 in his Miami home debut as the Heat set a franchise record Tuesday by shooting 67.5 percent on the way to rolling past the Bulls 129-111.

Luol Deng scored 20 and Dwyane Wade had 18. Miami's mark for regular-season shooting percentage was 63.4 on Dec. 16, 2013, against Utah.

Chicago was within 108-102 with 5:14 left, but Miami ended it on a 21-9 run. Chicago's Derrick Rose returned from a three-game injury absence and scored 17.

Game highlights: Wesley Matthews scored 21 as the host Mavericks beat the Magic 121-108. Ersan Ilyasova scored 22 off the bench and Nikola Vucevic had 18, all in the first half, for Orlando. … Damian Lillard scored 30 and CJ McCollum had 21 of his 25 in the second half as the Trail Blazers beat the Knicks 104-85 for their sixth straight road win.

Irving denies wanting out: Point guard Kyrie Irving denied an ESPN report that said he wants out of Cleveland. "There's nothing to really address," Irving said. "It's all about winning and winning a championship for Cleveland."

Ratings hit: Golden State's stunning rally Saturday at Oklahoma City was the most-watched non-Christmas NBA regular-season game since 2013. The defending champions' 121-118 overtime win, capped by Stephen Curry's 37-foot shot, averaged more than 5.3 million viewers on ABC. ESPN said that was the most since 5.4 million for the 2013-14 opener between the Heat and Bulls on TNT.

Heat 129, Bulls 111

CHICAGO (111): Dunleavy 4-7 0-0 10, Gibson 4-6 5-7 13, Gasol 6-13 2-2 15, Rose 6-11 4-7 17, Moore 3-6 0-0 8, Snell 1-3 0-0 2, McDermott 5-12 1-1 11, Portis 5-8 0-0 11, Brooks 5-15 3-5 16, Felicio 0-3 0-0 0, Holiday 2-6 2-2 7, Bairstow 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 41-90 18-26 111.

MIAMI (129): J.Johnson 10-13 2-2 24, Deng 8-10 1-2 20, Stoudemire 3-3 1-1 7, Dragic 8-14 1-2 17, Wade 7-13 4-6 18, Winslow 4-6 0-0 8, Whiteside 8-11 10-11 26, Richardson 4-7 0-1 9. Totals 52-77 19-25 129.

Chicago 30 32 20 29— 111

Miami 36 29 30 34— 129

3sChi 11-23 (Brooks 3-5, Dunleavy 2-4, Moore 2-4, Portis 1-1, Rose 1-1, Gasol 1-2, Holiday 1-3, Snell 0-1, McDermott 0-2), Mia 6-12 (Deng 3-3, J.Johnson 2-3, Richardson 1-3, Winslow 0-1, Dragic 0-2). ReboundsChi 40 (Gasol 9), Mia 48 (Whiteside 14). AssistsChi 20 (Gasol 6), Mia 28 (Dragic 11). FoulsChi 22, Mia 23. TechnicalsMia defensive 3.

Mavericks 121, Magic 108

ORLANDO (108): Hezonja 1-6 0-0 2, Gordon 3-5 1-3 7, Vucevic 8-16 2-2 18, Payton 5-8 0-0 12, Oladipo 3-10 0-0 6, Watson 1-4 4-4 7, Ilyasova 7-10 6-7 22, Jennings 5-12 0-0 12, Smith 1-5 0-0 2, Napier 0-1 0-0 0, Marble 2-7 2-2 8, Dedmon 5-7 2-2 12. Totals 41-91 17-20 108.

DALLAS (121): Parsons 6-12 2-2 17, Nowitzki 7-13 4-5 19, Pachulia 6-8 5-5 17, Williams 2-6 3-4 7, Matthews 8-12 4-5 21, Felton 2-5 2-2 6, Lee 2-3 3-4 7, Barea 6-9 2-2 17, Harris 3-3 0-0 7, Anderson 0-1 0-0 0, Powell 0-2 0-0 0, Mejri 1-1 1-2 3, Villanueva 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 43-77 26-31 121.

Orlando 27 34 20 27— 108

Dallas 35 34 27 25— 121

3sOrl 9-30 (Ilyasova 2-3, Payton 2-4, Marble 2-5, Jennings 2-6, Watson 1-3, Napier 0-1, Gordon 0-2, Hezonja 0-3, Oladipo 0-3), Dal 9-19 (Barea 3-4, Parsons 3-4, Harris 1-1, Nowitzki 1-3, Matthews 1-4, Villanueva 0-1, Felton 0-2). ReboundsOrl 49 (Ilyasova 10), Dal 43 (Pachulia 10). AssistsOrl 29 (Jennings, Watson 6), Dal 27 (Williams 6). FoulsOrl 29, Dal 19. TechnicalsOrl defensive 3.

Hornets 126, Suns 92

PHOENIX (92): Tucker 1-6 1-2 3, Len 5-15 8-10 18, Chandler 4-4 0-1 8, Price 2-10 0-0 4, Booker 4-16 4-5 13, Pressey 1-3 0-0 2, Teletovic 5-12 3-4 17, Goodwin 4-12 2-2 10, Leuer 2-6 2-2 6, Jenkins 5-7 0-1 11. Totals 33-91 20-27 92.

CHARLOTTE (126): Batum 6-10 1-1 15, Williams 2-5 0-0 5, Zeller 4-6 1-1 9, Walker 9-16 5-5 26, Lee 3-5 1-1 8, Jefferson 8-15 3-3 19, Lin 1-7 4-4 6, Lamb 6-10 1-1 15, Kaminsky 3-8 1-2 9, Daniels 2-6 0-0 6, Harrison 0-3 2-4 2, Hansbrough 0-1 1-2 1, Gutierrez 1-1 3-3 5. Totals 45-93 23-27 126.

Phoenix 18 24 19 31— 92

Charlotte 35 33 30 28— 126

3sPho 6-27 (Teletovic 4-9, Jenkins 1-1, Booker 1-4, Tucker 0-1, Leuer 0-2, Goodwin 0-3, Price 0-7), Cha 13-27 (Walker 3-5, Batum 2-3, Kaminsky 2-3, Daniels 2-4, Lamb 2-4, Lee 1-2, Williams 1-3, Harrison 0-3). ReboundsPho 52 (Len 12), Cha 65 (Batum 9). AssistsPho 14 (Pressey, Price 3), Cha 27 (Walker 9). FoulsPho 22, Cha 21.

Trail Blazers 104, Knicks 85

PORTLAND (104): Aminu 2-8 0-0 4, Vonleh 2-8 0-0 4, Plumlee 0-3 2-2 2, Lillard 8-18 10-10 30, McCollum 10-19 3-3 25, Leonard 4-8 0-0 11, Crabbe 2-7 0-0 6, Henderson 2-8 2-2 6, Davis 4-4 1-3 9, Harkless 2-3 0-0 5, Roberts 1-1 0-0 2, Connaughton 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 37-88 18-20 104.

NEW YORK (85): Anthony 10-20 3-3 23, Porzingis 4-10 2-3 11, Lopez 4-5 0-0 8, Calderon 2-8 0-0 5, Afflalo 6-9 0-0 13, Williams 2-7 1-3 5, Galloway 0-7 0-0 0, Grant 0-1 0-0 0, O'Quinn 3-10 3-4 11, Thomas 2-10 0-0 5, Vujacic 0-1 0-0 0, Fredette 0-0 4-5 4. Totals 33-88 13-18 85.

Portland 27 31 27 19— 104

New York 25 25 22 13— 85

3sPor 12-30 (Lillard 4-9, Leonard 3-5, McCollum 2-3, Crabbe 2-6, Harkless 1-2, Henderson 0-1, Vonleh 0-2, Aminu 0-2), NY 6-21 (O'Quinn 2-3, Afflalo 1-1, Porzingis 1-2, Thomas 1-3, Calderon 1-5, Vujacic 0-1, Anthony 0-3, Galloway 0-3). ReboundsPor 61 (Leonard 14), NY 52 (Anthony 10). AssistsPor 17 (Lillard 6), NY 11 (Anthony 4). FoulsPor 18, NY 17. TechnicalsLopez.

Record night of Heat hot shots 03/01/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 11:26pm]
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