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LeBron James drops 39 as Heat edge Lakers

LeBron James had 39 points and eight assists, Dwyane Wade added 27 points on his 31st birthday and the Miami Heat held off the Lakers, 99-90, in Los Angeles Thursday night to finish the defending NBA champions’ six-game road trip with three wins.

Ray Allen scored 7 of his 9 points in the final 5 minutes as the Heat repelled a late charge by the Lakers, who lost for the seventh time in nine games.

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