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Heat roll past Nets, 108-78, end two-game slide

By Tim Reynolds

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, March 6 2012 7:55 p.m. MST

Miami Heat's Chris Bosh (1) tries to get around New Jersey Nets' Chris Humphries (43) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

J Pat Carter, Associated Press

MIAMI — LeBron James scored 21 points and capped his night by banking in a halfcourt shot, Chris Bosh added 20 points and the Miami Heat snapped a two-game slide by rolling past the New Jersey Nets 108-78 on Tuesday night.

The win came with a cost: Dwyane Wade turned his right ankle late in the first half and did not return, finishing with 13 points. Wade missed six games earlier this season after spraining the same ankle, though the team said he could have returned to this one if needed.

The Heat made 12 of their first 15 shots on the way to a 10th straight home win. James finished 9 for 11, adding nine rebounds and six assists, and the 78 points allowed matched Miami's season-best.

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