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NBA roundup: Miami extends win streak to 26

LeBron James (32) fuels second-half run

LeBron James soars to the hoop for 2 of 32 points against the Bobcats.

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LeBron James soars to the hoop for 2 of 32 points against the Bobcats.

LeBron James finished with 32 points, 10 assists, and 8 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 15 points, and the Miami Heat won their 26th straight game, cruising to a 109-77 victory Sunday night over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats.

James made 11 of 14 shots while helping Miami move within seven wins of matching the 1971-72 Lakers for the league record of 33 victories in a row.

Norris Cole scored 15 points and Ray Allen added 14 for the Heat, who played without Dwyane Wade, held from the lineup because of right knee soreness that the team believes is minor.

After overcoming yet another slow start, Miami begins a four-game road trip in Orlando on Monday, a swing that will also take the Heat to Chicago, New Orleans, and San Antonio.

Charlotte led by 11 in the early going and was within 5 in the third quarter, but two huge spurts by the Heat put the game away. Miami used a 31-6 run in the first half to erase the deficit, and a 26-5 blitz in the second half finished the job.

Kemba Walker led Charlotte with 20 points.

Rockets 96, Spurs 95 — James Harden sank an off-balance jumper with 4.5 seconds left to lift host Houston.

Harden scored 18 of his 29 points in the second half as the Rockets rallied from 3 down in the final minute to snap a four-game losing streak to their rivals.

Tony Parker scored 23 points, including 10 in a row to put San Antonio ahead with just under two minutes left. The Spurs led, 95-94, when Harden got the ball from Omer Asik, drove to the free throw line, and hit the winning jumper.

Tim Duncan missed a jumper from the wing at the buzzer.

Hawks 104, Bucks 99 — Al Horford scored 24 points to help visiting Atlanta rally for a victory over Milwaukee.

Josh Smith added 23 points and nine rebounds for the Hawks, who trailed, 98-95, with 1:05 remaining. Devin Harris added 16 points and Jeff Teague finished with 14.

Monta Ellis scored 20 points for Milwaukee, and Ersan Ilyasova had 19 points and 10 rebounds.

Bulls 104, Timberwolves 97 — Nate Robinson had 22 points and 10 assists and Carlos Boozer added 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead visiting Chicago.

Luol Deng scored 17 points and Taj Gibson had 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who were missing Joakim Noah for the second straight game because of plantar fasciitis.

Derrick Williams scored 28 points for the Timberwolves.

Thunder 103, Trail Blazers 83 — Kevin Durant had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook scored 21 points and fueled a third-quarter spurt that helped host Oklahoma City pull away.

Nets 102, Suns 100 — Deron Williams had 20 points and 11 assists and Brooklyn held on to win in Phoenix. The Suns’ Goran Dragic fell a rebound shy of his first career triple-double with 31 points, 12 assists, and 9 boards.

76ers 117, Kings 103 — Dorell Wright hit six 3-pointers and scored 22 points, Jrue Holiday added 21, and Philadelphia snapped its longest road losing streak in more than 25 years at 15 games.

Mavericks 113, Jazz 108 — Mike James scored a season-high 19 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 17, and host Dallas beat slumping Utah.

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