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Heat 104, Raptors 95

LeBron James scored a season-high 35 points, Dwyane Wade had 20 and the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors for their first road victory in three tries this season.

Ray Allen scored 14 points for Miami, which lost at Philadelphia on Oct. 30 and was beaten 101-100 at Brooklyn on Nov. 1.

James also had a season-high eight rebounds and eight assists as Miami topped 100 points for the fifth straight game, extending their team-record run to begin the season.

The Heat have won 12 in a row against the Raptors since a 111-103 road loss on Jan. 27, 2010.

DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 21 points while Jonas Valanciunas had 18. Rudy Gay had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Leading 78-74, Miami took control by opening the fourth with a 12-0 run as Toronto went scoreless for the first 4:28.

Nets 104, Jazz 88

Center Brook Lopez scored 27 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the host Brooklyn Nets, who scored the first seven points of the game.

Pacers 99, Pistons 91

The visiting Indiana Pacers used a 17-5 surge to open the second half to overcome a poor second quarter to win.

Mavericks 123, Lakers 104

Monta Ellis had 30 points and nine assists, Dirk Nowitzki was one of seven Dallas players in double figures with 11 points and the host Mavericks beat the Lakers.

Bobcats 102, Knicks 97

Kemba Walker scored 25 points, Gerald Henderson added 18 and the visiting Charlotte Bobcats held off a late run by New York.

Suns 104, Pelicans 98

Eric Bledsoe had 25 points, Gerald Green tied a career high with six 3-pointers and the visiting Phoenix Suns rallied to win. Trailing 60-50, the Suns scored 28 points in the last 6:23 of the third quarter to go ahead 78-69.

Spurs 102, Nuggets 94

The visiting San Antonio Spurs used a 30-16 surge in the fourth quarter to rally from a six-point deficit. Tony Parker scored 24 points to lead the Spurs.


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