Tip-Off for 3/25/13 (featuring Sugar Ray Robinson): Miami Heat rally back once again to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 109-77

(Robert Mayer/USA Today)

The big, bad Miami Heat are closing in on one of the NBA’s most hallowed records.

Some stretches of the Miami Heat’s 26-game winning streak have not been easy. There have been games where the world champions have trailed by 20+ points, only to pull out the victory. Against the Charlotte Bobcats, the deficit was not as heavy.  But as has been recent custom, Miami did fall behind by double-digits.

Without Dwyane Wade (knee), Norris Cole and Ray Allen combined for 31 points in Miami’s 109-77 victory over Charlotte.

Hawks 104 – Bucks 99 - The Bucks won the battle on the boards 50-37 but were unable to hold off Atlanta. Al Horford led the Hawks with 24 points and Josh Smith grabbed 9 rebounds. Monta Ellis led Milwaukee with 20 points.

Heat 109 – Bobcats 77 - Miami held Charlotte to 33 percent shooting. LeBron James finished with a game-high 32 points and 10 assists. Kemba Walker led the Bobcats with 20 points and 3 assists.

Rockets 96 – Spurs 95 - The Rockets ended the Spurs four-game winning streak. James Harden led Houston with 29 points and 6 assists. Omir Asik grabbed 14 boards. Tony Parker led San Antonio with 23 points and 7 assists.

Thunder 103 – Trail Blazers 83 - The Thunder held the Blazers to 15 fourth quarter points. Kevin Durant led OKC with 24 points and 10 boards. Damian Lillard finished with 19 points for Portland — who have yet to defeat the Thunder this season (0-3).

Bulls 104 – T-Wolves 97 - The Bulls held a 10-point lead at the half and were able to keep Minnesota at bay for the rest of the night. Chicago won the battle on the boards 52-32. Nate Robinson continues to be the offensive catalyst for the Bulls finishing with 22 points and 10 assists. Derrick Williams led the T-Wolves with 28 points.

Mavericks 113 – Jazz 108 - The Jazz have lost nine straight on the road, their longest streak in 31 years. Mike James led the Mavericks with 19 points. The Mavericks placed seven players in double figures. Enes Kanter led the Jazz with 17 points.

Nets 102 – Suns 100 - The Suns won a highly competitive match up against the Nets. Goran Dragic had a great game for Phoenix with 31 points and 12 assists. Markieff Morris added 15 rebounds. Brook Lopez led Brooklyn with 21 points and  Deron Williams added 11 dimes.

76ers 117 – Kings 103 - The Sixers committed only nine turnovers in a high-scoring game against the Kings. Jrue Holiday finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Dorrell Wright led Philly in scoring with 22 points. Isaiah Thomas led the Kings with a game-high 25 points.

The Lineup:

Check out the UGG line for men (UGG Australia).

Kevin Durant was happy for this OKC fan (ESPN).

What do you think (IFWT).

A long-awaited game is coming to iPhone (IFWT).

Robert Griffin III is ahead of schedule (ESPN, NFC East).

Anyone seen Joe Johnson (Hoops World).

LaSalle returns to the NCAA’s Sweet 16 (Hoops World).

Why Indiana will be dangerous going forward (The Jay Graves Report).

Wordcloud (Hip Hop’s Golden Age).

John Kerry is in Afghanistan (CNN).

 

On this day Sugar Ray regains the middleweight title for a 5th time, defeating Carmen Basilio.

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