Tip-Off for 3/18/13 (featuring The Spinners): Miami Heat tie NBA’s second longest winning streak of 22 games; Dwight Howard hosts a block party
Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat remained true to form against the Toronto Raptors.
The Miami Heat began their winning streak on February 3rd in Toronto with a win over the Raptors. Led by Dwyane Wade, the Heat tied the second longest winning streak in NBA history (22 games) with a 108-91 win over the Raptors yesterday. The Heat are now 51-14.
The Los Angeles Lakers don’t know when Kobe Bryant will return from his ankle injury. In the meantime, reserves Antwan Jamison and Steve Blake have stepped up in the most critical of times. The Lakers won their second game in a row without Bryant, defeating the Sacramento Kings 113-102. Dwight Howard anchored the Lakers defense with five blocked shots.
Heat 108 – Raptors 91 – Dwyane Wade led the Miami Heat with 24 points and 9 assists. The Heat shot 58 percent from the floor, but their struggles on the glass continued as they were out-rebounded 51-26. Rudy Gay led Toronto with a game-high 27 points.
Bucks 115 – Magic 109 – Milwaukee exploded for 45 points in the fourth quarter to squeeze past Orlando. Monta Ellis led all players with 39 points and Brandon Jennings handed out 14 dimes. Aaron Afflalo led the Magic with 24 points.
Clippers 93 – Knicks 80 – Chris Paul led the Clippers with 20 points and 8 assists. The Clippers held the Knicks to 35 percent shooting. J.R. Smith led the Knicks with 17 points — who were without Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.
Warriors 108 – Rockets 78 – Golden State bounced back from a tough loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. Steph Curry led the Warriors with 29 points and 12 assists. Andrew Bogut grabbed 11 rebounds. James Harden led the Rockets with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. ]
T-Wolves 97 – Hornets 95 – Despite winning the rebounding battle 41-27, New Orleans let one get away on the road. Derrick Williams led the T-Wolves with 28 points and 7 boards. Greivis Vasquez led the Hornets with 24 points and 5 dimes.
Thunder 107 – Mavericks 101 – Russell Westbrook scored a game-high 35 points and handed out 6 assists as OKC was able to hold off Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks with 23 points and 7 rebounds.
Hawks 105 – Nets 93 – Al Horford led Atlanta with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Joe Johnson scored 18 points and Reggie Evans grabbed a game-high 22 rebounds for Brooklyn.
Lakers 113 – Kings 102 – Antawn Jamison led the Lakers with 27 points and Dwight Howard grabbed 17 boards for Los Angeles. Metta World Peace added 22 points. Isaiah Thomas scored 26 points for the Kings.
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