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Hot-shooting Heat, Wade thump 76ers

The Heat shot even better than Allen Iverson.

Dwyane Wade had 33 points and 13 assists and the Heat sank a season-best 59 percent of its shots to withstand Iverson's 45 points in a 103-91 win over the 76ers on Monday night.

Wade led the Heat in scoring for the 11th consecutive game. He became the first NBA player to have at least 30 points and 12 assists for three games in a row since Kevin Johnson of Phoenix in February 1989.

Udonis Haslem had 18 points and 10 rebounds and Alonzo Mourning blocked seven shots and added 14 points for the defending NBA champion Heat, which had lost its past four home games.

The 76ers lost for the ninth time in 11 games since starting 3-0.

Wade, Gary Payton, Jason Kapono, Jason Williams and Dorell Wright took turns defending Iverson, and the 6-foot-10 Mourning jumped out on the perimeter several times to help against the 6-foot guard. Miami even tried a zone.

But Iverson was never quiet for long, earning almost all of his points going 1-on-1. He scored inside against Mourning and hit a 20-footer over two defenders before he fell across the baseline and landed on a spectator.

Wade sank several acrobatic baskets, too, including a reverse layup that sent him skidding on his rear into the corner.

Iverson had 24 points 20 minutes into the game, but his team trailed 45-44. He had 27 at the half, when the score was tied at 51.

Wade had seven turnovers but shot 10-for-18, including the score that put Miami ahead to stay at 62-61.

Three quick baskets by the Heat to start the fourth quarter, including a breakaway by Wright, made it 80-68.

Iverson went 17-for-37 for the 76ers, who shot 37 percent. The team's only other double-figure scorer was Andre Iguodala, who had 15 points.

NOTABLE: Williams, still nursing a sore knee after offseason surgery, started but played only nine minutes. ... The 76ers' Steve Hunter (knee) returned after missing five games, but Chris Webber (back) missed his sixth game in a row.

Around the league

BOBCATS: Guard Alan Anderson was waived. He appeared in six of 13 games this season and averaged two points and 1.3 rebounds.

HORNETS: The league fined point guard Bobby Jackson $20,000 for verbally abusing officials and not leaving the court in a timely fashion after being ejected. Jackson was tossed in the third quarter of an 85-73 loss at Dallas on Saturday night when he was hit with two technicals. He protested a foul call with 2:18 left in the quarter and had to be restrained from going after referee Derek Richardson by teammates, who pulled him toward the locker room.

NETS: Forward Clifford Robinson had surgery on his left knee to remove torn cartilage, and there is no timetable for his return. Robinson, 39, the league's second-oldest active player, is in his 18th season. He has played in 1,337 games, seventh in league history.

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