LeBron sets more records as Heat outlast Lakers
Maimi, FL, United States (4E Sports) – LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 62 points in the Miami Heat’s 107-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday.
James scored 32 points on 12-for-18 shooting and Dwyane Wade added 30 also on 12-for-18 shooting.
Miami also got 13 points from Mario Chalmers and 12 points and 11 rebounds from Chris Bosh.
It was Miami’s fifth straight win as James sets a franchise record fifth straight game with at least 30 points. James also joined Adrian Dantley (1979) and Moses Malone (1982) as the only NBA players to score at least 30 and shoot at least 60 percent in five straight outings.
Miami shot 55 percent, held a 38-29 edge in rebounding and had no turnovers in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles committed eight. The Heat still weren’t able to pull away until the final minutes, however.
Wade had five straight points for Miami, the last of them coming with 7:15 left when his three-point play put the Heat up 89-82 — at that point, their biggest lead.
Kobe Bryant had 28 points and nine assists, Earl Clark added 18 points and Dwight Howard and Steve Nash each scored 15 for the Lakers.