Wade scores 30 to lead Heat to win over Kings
Dwyane Wade finishes with 30 points as the Miami Heat beats the Sacramento Kings in an NBA match. AP photoThe Miami Heat used a fourth-quarter offensive burst to defeat the Sacramento Kings 120-108 behind a 30-point performance from superstar Dwyane Wade on Feb. 21.
Wade also had 10 assists. Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers scored 20 points each and LeBron James finished with 18 for Miami, who have won seven straight NBA games.
Jason Thompson finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Tyreke Evans had 21 points and 10 assists for the Kings who have lost six consecutive games.
Sacramento has also lost 10 straight in Miami.
Miami led by five, 93-88, heading into the fourth quarter but the Kings quickly reduced that to three before the Heat cranked up their offence by going on a 13-2 run.
Sacramento outscored Miami 32-26 in the opening quarter but Miami led 57-53 at the half.
Meanwhile, the Portland Trail Blazers made San Antonio pay dearly for resting two of their leading players, Manu Ginobili and Tiago Splitter, mauling the Spurs by 40 points in their worst defeat for 15 years. With San Antonio (23-10) playing their third game in four nights, coach Gregg Popovich decided to rest his veteran duo and the Blazers took full advantage, hammering the visitors 137-97 to snap the Spurs’ 11-game win streak.
It was San Antonio’s most lopsided loss since falling to the Chicago Bulls by 42 points in 1997.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points for Portland (18-16), who had six more players reach double-digits in scoring.
Jamal Crawford took advantage of a rare start by recording 20 points and the Blazers shot 59 percent in a season-best offensive performance.
Rookie Kawhi Leonard had a team-high 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs.