NBA roundup: Heat win finals rematch

By Tim Reynolds

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, March 29 2012 11:37 p.m. MDT

MIAMI — LeBron James and Chris Bosh each finished with 19 points and nine rebounds, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem scored 16 apiece and the Miami Heat extended their home winning streak to 15 with a 106-85 win over the Dallas Mavericks in an NBA finals rematch on Thursday night.

Mario Chalmers scored 12 points and Norris Cole added 10 for Miami, which swept its two games with Dallas this season and snapped a two-game losing streak.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 for Dallas, but was held to 1-for-9 shooting in the second half. Lamar Odom had 12 for the Mavericks, who were outrebounded 44-29 and were held to only two fast-break points.

Miami outscored Dallas 26-13 in the fourth quarter to cap the win.

PACERS 93, WIZARDS 89: At Indianapolis, Danny Granger scored 25 points to lead Indiana past Washington.

David West had 14 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers and George Hill also scored 14. Indiana bounced back from a 16-point loss at New Jersey on Wednesday night to win for the third time in four games.

Jordan Crawford scored 20 points and Nene had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Washington, which has lost five straight.

Roy Hibbert scored five of his nine points during the Pacers' 7-2 run late in the fourth quarter that separated the teams after they were tied at 80-all with 4:52 remaining.

TRAIL BLAZERS 99, HORNETS 93: At Portland, Ore., LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 12 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers pulled away from the short-handed Hornets.

Wesley Matthews added 18 points and Luke Babbitt had a career-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Blazers, who are 4-4 since the dismissal of head coach Nate McMillan.

Marco Belinelli had 27 points and Carl Landry had 24 for the Hornets, who sit in last place in the Western Conference.

Landry's dunk with 4:09 left tied it at 89, Aldridge's fadeaway jumper put Portland back in front, and Raymond Felton and Nicolas Batum hit back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 97-90 with 58.9 seconds left.

The Blazers have won four straight against the Hornets.

THUNDER 102, LAKERS 93: At Los Angeles, Russell Westbrook led Oklahoma City with 36 points as the Thunder survived a 30-18 deficit after the first quarter with a 34-19 run to open the second half.

Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum combined for 48 points for the Lakers.

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