NBA roundup: Heat overwhelms LeBron James and Cavaliers, 106-92

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Dwyane Wade outshines ex-teammate LeBron James, scoring 31 as Heat routs Cleveland in James' return to Miami

Dwyane Wade collected 21 of his 32 points in the first half, Goran Dragic scored 20 and the Miami Heat handed LeBron James another loss on his former home floor with a 106-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday night.

Hassan Whiteside had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, which won both of James' regular-season visits to Miami this season — his first two games back since leaving the team and returning to Cleveland last summer. Miami closed the first half on a 19-5 run to take a 56-38 lead and pushed the margin to 25 in the third.

James scored 16 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for Cleveland, which had its four-game winning streak snapped. Kyrie Irving added 21.

at Dallas 119, Oklahoma City 115: Chandler Parsons scored 31 points, Dirk Nowitzki had 22 with some clutch three-pointers, and the Mavericks rallied from 15 down in the third quarter to take sole possession of fifth place in the Western Conference. Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds but fouled out in the final minute for the Thunder, half a game ahead of New Orleans for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Toronto 117, at Indiana 98: Kyle Lowry's triple-double (20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) helped the Raptors (40-27) set a franchise record by reaching the 40-win plateau in their 67th game. They'd never done it in fewer than 70.

at Washington 105, Portland 97: John Wall had 21 points, 11 assists, nine rebounds and two blocks, and the Wizards held on after letting a 25-point lead dwindle to three.

at Memphis 92, Denver 81: Zach Randolph had 21 points and 16 rebounds, and the Grizzlies held off the Nuggets, whose winning streak ended at four on a night when they rested starters Ty Lawson, Kenneth Faried and Danilo Gallinari.

at Utah 94, Charlotte 66: The Jazz set a club record with 12 three-pointers in the first half (in 15 attempts), building a 61-30 halftime lead and rolling to their season-best sixth straight win.

at Boston 108, Philadelphia 89: Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 26 points and the Celtics won their fifth straight, a season high.

Atlanta 110, at Sacramento 103: Paul Millsap had 19 points and 10 rebounds, Jeff Teague scored 23 and the Hawks held off the Kings.

Brooklyn 122, at Minnesota 106: Joe Johnson scored 22 points, and the Nets won their second straight after a five-game skid.

at Golden State 108, Lakers 105


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