Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, and LeBron James had 19 points and 12 rebounds to lift the Miami Heat to a 99-79 win over the 76ers last night in Philadelphia.
Mario Chalmers scored 13 points and Chris Bosh had 12 to help the Heat go on a dominant late run that put away the pesky Sixers.
The Heat used a 15-0 spurt in the fourth quarter to turn a tight one for 36 minutes into a comfortable victory and hand the Sixers just their third home loss of the season.
Thaddeus Young scored 16 points for the Sixers, who snapped a four-game winning streak.
Wade used a pair of ferocious dunks during the game-changing run that pushed the Sixers’ first sellout crowd of the season toward the exits.
The Sixers opened the week with wins against Orlando and Chicago. The Heat squashed the home-week sweep.
Thunder 101, Grizzlies 94 - Kevin Durant scored 36 points and hit the tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute to lift host Oklahoma City over Memphis.
Durant scored the final 7 points of the game after Memphis had pulled even at 94 on Mike Conley’s 3-pointer from the right side with 1:12 remaining.
Durant pulled up in front of Rudy Gay (23 points) to answer with a 3 from the right wing and added a jumper from the foul line to push the lead to 5. He closed it out by grabbing the rebound on O.J. Mayo’s 3-point attempt and hitting two free throws after getting fouled.
Magic 102, Cavaliers 94 - Dwight Howard scored 19 points, had 16 rebounds, and blocked 8 shots as host Orlando outlasted Cleveland.
Jason Richardson also added 19 points in his first action in two games after resting a sore knee. Hedo Turkoglu added 18 points and Ryan Anderson chipped in 17.
The Magic won their seventh straight over the Cavaliers, despite playing without injured point guard Jameer Nelson and suspended reserve big man Glen Davis.
Timberwolves 108, Nets 105 - Luke Ridnour made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:23 left, Nikola Pekovic scored a career-high 27 points, and visiting Minnesota edged New Jersey.
The Timberwolves overcame a career-high 42 points from Anthony Morrow, whose eight 3-pointers in 11 attempts were the most in the NBA this season.
Kevin Love added 20 points and 10 rebounds for Minnesota, which surpassed its road victory total from last season by improving to 6-4. The Wolves, just 5-36 on the road last season, have won three in a row away from home.
Raptors 106, Wizards 89 - Leandro Barbosa shook off flu-like symptoms to score 19 points, Amir Johnson had 18 points and 13 rebounds, and host Toronto dropped Washington.
Linas Kleiza added 15 points and Jose Calderon had a season-high 17 assists for the Raptors, who bounced back from consecutive blowout losses to Atlanta and the Celtics and improved to 2-9 without leading scorer Andrea Bargnani, who is out with a strained left calf.
Pistons 88, Bucks 80 - Rookie Brandon Knight scored a season-high 26 points, holding his own against Milwaukee’s Brandon Jennings and helping host Detroit snap a seven-game losing streak.
Pacers 98, Mavericks 87 - Paul George hit seven 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 30 points to lead Indiana to its first victory in Dallas in eight years.
Rockets 99, Suns 81 - Kevin Martin scored 16 points and Kyle Lowry had eight rebounds and nine assists to lead host Houston past Phoenix.
Lakers 93, Nuggets 89 - Andrew Bynum scored 22 points, Kobe Bryant added 20 and Los Angeles opened a season-high six-game road trip by beating Denver.