Wild, Wild Wade
HOUSTON — Dwyane Wade scored 45 points – eighth time in his career – to lift the Miami Heat past the Houston Rockets, 125-119, in the NBA on Wednesday.
The win extended Heat’s road winning streak to 10 games.
Wade shook off a hard foul from Aaron Brooks early in the fourth quarter to reach 45 points for the eighth time in his career. He hit 17 of 24 shots, went 10 for 10 from the free-throw line and pulled down seven rebounds.
It was the first time in his career that he’d reached 40 points on consecutive nights.
LeBron James scored 20 points and had nine assists for the Heat, who have won 16 of their past 17 overall.
Lakers 103, Hornets 88
In New Orleans, Lamar Odom responded to his first time out of the starting lineup this season by scoring 24 points off the bench as Los Angeles convincingly ended a rare three-game losing streak by downing New Orleans.
Kobe Bryant added 20 points as the Lakers snapped out a lapse in which they lost by 15 or more points in their previous three games.
Pistons 104, Celtics 92.
In Auburn Hills, Michigan, Kevin Garnett left in the first quarter with a leg injury, and Boston looked ragged without him in a loss to Detroit.
Hawks 103, Warriors 93
In Atlanta, Josh Smith had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead Atlanta over Golden State. Al Horford had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Hawks.
Jazz 103, Clippers 95
In Los Angeles, Al Jefferson had 31 points and 10 rebounds to help
Utah beat Los Angeles.
Thunder 114, Nets 93
In Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 27 points before taking the fourth quarter off as Oklahoma City rolled past error-prone New Jersey.
76ers 123, Suns 110
In Phoenix, Jrue Holiday scored 25 points to help Philadelphia beat Phoenix.
Wizards 104, Pacers 90
In Washington, Nick Young had 25 points and nine rebounds to lead Washington over Indiana.
Kings 100, Grizzlies 98
In Sacramento, Tyreke Evans made a 3-pointer from midcourt as time expired, lifting Sacramento over Memphis.
The shot was reviewed by officials and upheld, ending Sacramento’s seven-game losing streak and giving the NBA’s worst team only their second win in 18 games.