Heat top surging Raptors

January 7, 2014

Rallying from a nine-point, third-quarter deficit, the Miami Heat earned a 102-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors, reports Reuters. LeBron James led the Heat (26-8) with 30 points.
Toronto (16-16) got a team-high 26 points from guard DeMar DeRozan.
Toronto had its five-game win streak snapped but is 9-4 since they traded forward Rudy Gay.
All-Star forward Paul George had a team-high 16 points and six assists, as the Indiana Pacers held off the stubborn Cavaliers 82-78.
The Pacers (27-6) saw their 16-point, fourth-quarter lead cut to just one in the final minute but recovered to seal it at the free throw line.
Dion Waiters scored 14 points for the Cavs (11-23).
Klay Thompson scored 26 points and David Lee had 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors beat the Washington Wizards 112-96 for their ninth straight win.
The Warriors (23-13) used a 30-5 run during the third quarter to pull away.
Point guard John Wall had 14 points and 10 assists for the Wizards (14-17).
Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 27 points in leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 119-96 victory over the Boston Celtics.
Kevin Durant posted 21 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in only 27 minutes for the Thunder (27-7).
Boston (13-21) lost its fourth game in a row and seventh in its last eight outings.
New York forward Carmelo Anthony scored a game-high 19 points as the Knicks beat the Dallas Mavericks 92-80.
The Knicks (11-22) split their four-game road trip but went 2-1 against the Texas trio of the San Antonio Spurs, Houston Rockets and Dallas.
The Mavericks (19-15) dropped their fourth consecutive home game.
Reserve forward Joe Leuer tied his career-high with 23 points and power forward Zach Randolph powered for 16 points and 16 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies blew out the Detroit Pistons 112-84.
It was the Grizzlies’ (15-18) eighth consecutive win over the Pistons (14-20).
Nate Robinson scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, sparking the Denver Nuggets to a 137-115 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The Nuggets (16-17) dealt the Lakers (14-20) their seventh defeat in their last eight outings.
Pau Gasol had 25 points and 10 rebounds.

-Input from New Age

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