Wade lifts Heat over Nets

Dwyane Wade
Dwyane Wade jumped up for a shot.

Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 34 points, Le­Bron James added 21 points, and the host Miami Heat rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 102-89, on Saturday night.

Ray Allen scored 13 and Norris Cole finished with 12 for the Heat, who won their sixth straight and remained atop the Eastern Conference. Miami held the Nets to 30 points in the second half.

Andray Blatche scored 20 points for Brooklyn, which had won five in a row. Gerald Wallace had 13 points, Joe Johnson added 12, and Deron Williams finished with 10 points and 12 assists.


The Nets were 10 for 31 from the field in the second half.

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Wade added seven assists and shot 14 for 20 for Miami. He reached the 30-point mark for the first time this season when he took an alley-oop pass from Allen and slammed the ball for a 90-81 edge with 5:14 left.

He added a 10-footer on Miami’s next possession for the Heat’s first double-digit edge of the game, helping the reigning NBA champions move to 8-0 at home this season.

Miami has made a living off fourth-quarter comebacks this season, already winning six games in which it trailed at some point in the final 12 minutes.

The latest Heat rally came a quarter earlier than usual.


Down, 73-65, with 4:41 left in the third after trailing all night long, Miami ran off 10 straight points, and needed just 93 seconds to make it all happen.

Thunder 100, Hornets 79 — Kevin Durant scored 20 points, Russell Westbrook added 18 points and 10 assists, and Oklahoma City won its fifth consecutive game, beating struggling host New Orleans.

The two Thunder stars did all their work in the first three quarters, resting for the final period after helping their club build a 27-point lead.

Kevin Martin added 19 points and Nick Collison 12 in reserve roles for Oklahoma City, which has won 9 of 10, including its last four by double digits.