Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade scored 24 points and the Miami Heat
pulled away in the second half to record a 103-92 victory over the Minnesota
Timberwolves at American Airlines Arena.
LeBron James amassed 22 points and 11 assists for Miami, which began the
fourth quarter with a 17-6 run to break open a relatively close contest en
route to its fourth win in five games. Chris Bosh tallied 15 points to help
the reigning world champions prevail.
The Heat came out on top despite being outrebounded by a 52-24 margin and
outscored in the paint by a 58-36 differential. However, Miami shot a sizzling
52 percent (13-of-25) from 3-point range on the night, with Mario Chalmers
hitting 4-of-6 long-range attempts in a 12-point effort and Shane Battier
going 3-for-7 from beyond the arc.
Andrei Kirilenko had 22 points to pace Minnesota and Nikola Pekovic racked up
18 points and 12 rebounds in the loss, the Timberwolves' second straight
following a season-best four-game win streak.
Kevin Love grabbed 18 boards for Minnesota, but went just 2-of-10 from the
field while ending with 11 points.
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