NBA roundup: Big 4th quarter lifts Heat to victory over 76ers

Associated Press

Published: Friday, March 25 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 39 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, LeBron James finished with 32 points and 10 rebounds of his own, and the Miami Heat went on two huge scoring runs to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-99 on Friday night.

Chris Bosh added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, who went on a 23-2 run in the second quarter to erase what was a 16-point deficit, then put it away with a 24-5 burst in the fourth.

Louis Williams scored 24 points for Philadelphia, which got 15 more from fellow reserve Thaddeus Young. Jodie Meeks added 14 for Philadelphia, which was outscored 34-17 in the fourth quarter.

BULLS 99, GRIZZLIES 96: At Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 24 points, including Chicago's last seven, and added seven rebounds and seven assists as the Bulls won their 11th in 12 games.

Rose made two free throws with 2 1/2 minutes left to give Chicago the lead, then drove past Tony Allen and converted over Marc Gasol with 10 seconds remaining to increase Chicago's lead to 97-93. Once again hearing those "MVP!" chants, Rose made the resulting free throw.

Memphis had one last chance after O.J. Mayo connected from long range and Rose had a 1-for-2 trip at the line, but Mike Conley missed a 3-pointer over Joakim Noah as time expired.

Luol Deng scored 23 and Carlos Boozer added 12 points and nine boards for Chicago.

Zach Randolph scored 16 points and Gasol added 14 for Memphis.

BOBCATS 83, CELTICS 81: At Boston, Dante Cunningham hit a go-ahead 15-foot jumper with 34 seconds left and Charlotte erased a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

The Bobcats outscored the Celtics 30-15 in the final period. Boston's hopes ended when Ray Allen missed a 3-point attempt and Kevin Garnett failed on a jumper in the final 5 seconds.

Charlotte moved two games behind Indiana, which lost to Sacramento, for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston, which began the night a half-game behind Chicago for the best record in the East, lost for the sixth time in 10 games.

DJ White led the Bobcats with a career-high 17 points.

Boston was led by Paul Pierce with 18.

MAGIC 95, NETS 85: At Orlando, Fla., Dwight Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and Hedo Turkoglu added 20 points and 13 assists to lead Orlando.

Orlando won its fifth straight game and completed a 4-0 season sweep of New Jersey. The Magic have also won 14 of their last 17 meetings overall against the Nets.

Anthony Morrow had 19 points for the Nets, while Jordan Farmar added 15 points and 16 assists. New Jersey lost for the fifth time in six games.

THUNDER 111, TIMBERWOLVES 103: At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 23 points and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and five steals for Oklahoma City.

Serge Ibaka had 12 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double in the past four games, and the Thunder had seven players score in double figures.

Anthony Randolph started in place of Kevin Love for the second straight game and had 24 points and 15 rebounds for Minnesota. Love was not with the team because of a groin injury.

Michael Beasley scored 20 points and Darko Milicic had 16 points for Minnesota.

NUGGETS 114, WIZARDS 94: At Denver, Chris Andersen had 11 rebounds and was one of four players to score 17 points for Denver, which improved to 12-4 since trading Carmelo Anthony to New York.

Danilo Gallinari, Ty Lawson and Al Harrington also had 17, while J.R. Smith added 14 to lead six Nuggets players in double figures.

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