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James scores 35, Heat finally beat Bucks 114-96

By Chris Jenkins

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Feb. 13 2012 8:35 p.m. MST

Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) tries to drive past Milwaukee Bucks' Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, in Milwaukee.

Morry Gash, Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — LeBron James scored 35 points and the Miami Heat finally found a way to beat Milwaukee, using a third-quarter surge to beat the Bucks 114-96 on Monday night.

Dwyane Wade scored 22 and Mario Chalmers added 13 for the Heat, who were 0-2 against the Bucks coming into Monday night's game.

James scored 16 of his points in the third quarter as the Heat outscored the Bucks 35-24 to take control of the game.

Carlos Delfino scored 24 for the Bucks, who were coming off a loss to Orlando on Saturday night.

With the win, Miami ran its record to 22-7 — equaling the franchise's best start after the first 29 games of a season, set in 1996-97 and again in 2004-05.

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