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NBA roundup — Jan. 26

Associated Press

Heat 113, Spurs 101

Chris Bosh scored 24 points on 9-for-10 shooting, LeBron James added 18 points and host Miami rolled past San Antonio Spurs in an NBA Finals rematch from last season.

Mario Chalmers scored 16 points for Miami, which used Dwyane Wade as a reserve for the first time since Jan. 6, 2008. Wade had not played in any of Miami’s most recent four games while dealing with ongoing knee rehabilitation, and finished with eight points and five assists in 24 minutes.

Knicks 110, Lakers 103

Carmelo Anthony followed his 62-point game with 35 more, and host New York beat Los Angeles.

Anthony finished with two points fewer than he had at halftime of his record-setting night Friday, but he scored six straight New York points down the stretch after the Lakers had cut the Knicks’ lead to two with just over 5 minutes left.

Pelicans 100, Magic 92

Anthony Davis had 22 points, a career-high 19 rebounds and seven blocked shots, and host New Orleans won its second straight game. Davis’ statistical line marked the first time since the franchise was founded as the Hornets in Charlotte in 1988 that a player on the club had that many points, rebounds and blocks in the same game.

Nets 85, Celtics 79

Andray Blatche scored 17 points to lead Brooklyn to victory in the first visit by Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to host Boston since they were traded last July.

The cornerstones of the Celtics’ 2008 championship team didn’t have highlights on the court until Garnett stole the ball from Rajon Rondo and dribbled ahead of the field for a layup ending Boston’s last threat.

Mavericks 116, Pistons 106

Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points, Devin Harris had a season-high 14 for the second straight game and host Dallas beat Detroit. Nowitzki was 10 of 16 from the field in his second straight game wearing a sleeve on his sore left knee after sitting out a loss in Toronto.

Harris scored five straight points in the final minute of the third quarter to break a 79-all tie. His 3-pointer in the fourth capped a 15-2 run for a 94-81 Dallas lead.

Warriors 103, Trail Blazers 88

Stephen Curry had 38 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and host Golden State used a smothering defense to beat Portland. The newly elected All-Star starting point guard shot 13 of 23 from the floor.

Nuggets 125, Kings 117

Ty Lawson scored 27 points, Wilson Chandler had 20 and Denver defeated short-handed host Sacramento.

It was the second consecutive victory for the Nuggets, who went ahead late in the third quarter and never trailed again.

The Kings, who have dropped three straight and five of six, played their second straight game without leading scorers DeMarcus Cousins (ankle sprain) and Rudy Gay (Achilles strain). The two combine for nearly 43 points per game.

Chandler scored seven points in the fourth quarter and Kenneth Faried finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Nuggets.


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