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NBA roundup: Heat are warming up, soar past Hawks

Published: Sunday, Dec. 5 2010 12:46 a.m. MST

MIAMI — Chris Bosh scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 26 and the Miami Heat scored 11 straight points in the final minutes to beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-77 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.

LeBron James added 22 points for Miami. The three Heat stars combined for 75 points.

Al Horford scored 22 points on 10-for-11 shooting for Atlanta, which had its five-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the third time in 10 road games.

MAVERICKS 105, KINGS 103: At Sacramento, Calif., Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Jason Terry had 23 and Dallas rallied its ninth straight victory, outscoring Sacramento 15-4 in the final 5 1/2 minutes. The Mavericks improved to 8-1 on the road and 16-4 overall with their seventh straight victory against Sacramento. Tyreke Evans had 25 points and eight assists for Sacramento. The Kings have lost seven straight.

BUCKS 96, MAGIC 85: At Milwaukee, Andrew Bogut scored a season-high 31 points and had 18 rebounds in his return from a back injury, and Brandon Jennings had 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Milwaukee. Vince Carter scored 20 points and Quentin Richardson added 16 for Orlando, down to eight active players because of illness and injury. Starters Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson missed the game for the Magic.

76ERS 109, BOBCATS 91: At Philadelphia, Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 26 points, 20 in a big first-quarter run, and Thaddeus Young added 20 points for the Sixers. Meeks matched Allen Iverson's arena record for points in a first quarter with 20, scoring all 20 during a 26-5 run in a 5:11 span.

BULLS 119, ROCKETS 116 (OT): At Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 30 points and hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in regulation to send the game into overtime. Rose added seven rebounds, 11 assists and five steals, and Carlos Boozer, in his best game for the Bulls, had 25 points and nine rebounds.

TIMBERWOLVES 128, CAVALIERS 95: At Minneapolis, Kevin Love had 28 points and 19 rebounds and Minnesota snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over Cleveland. The Timberwolves hit a franchise-record 18 3-pointers to blow out the Cavaliers.

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