Wade pours in 45 as Miami stays hot

HOUSTON — Dwyane Wade scored 45 points and the Miami Heat extended their road winning streak to 10 games with a 125-119 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

Wade shook off a hard foul from Aaron Brooks early in the fourth quarter to reach 40 points for the 30th time in his career. He hit 17 of 24 shots, went 10 for 10 from the free-throw line and pulled down seven rebounds one night after scoring 40 points in a 106-98 win over the New York Knicks.

Wade reached 45 points for the eighth time, and hit 40 points on consecutive nights for the first time in his career.

LeBron James scored 20 points and had nine assists and Chris Bosh scored 21 points for the Heat, who have won 16 of their past 17 overall.

Pistons 104, Celtics 92

At Auburn Hills, Mich., Kevin Garnett left in the first quarter with a leg injury, and Boston looked ragged without him in a loss to Detroit.

The Celtics lost for only the second time in 17 games, but they're encountering some potentially serious adversity now. Garnett hurt himself on a dunk late in the first quarter, and although X-rays revealed no fracture in his right leg, he didn't return. Boston was also without point guard Rajon Rondo, who missed his sixth straight game with a sprained left ankle.

Lakers 103, Hornets 88

At New Orleans, Lamar Odom responded to his first time out of the starting lineup this season by scoring 24 points, and Los Angeles convincingly ended a three-game losing streak.

Kobe Bryant added 20 points, while Andrew Bynum, who started for Odum, scored 18 points. Pau Gasol added 11 points and 12 rebounds as the Lakers snapped out a funk that in which they lost by 15 or more points in their previous three games.

Kings 100, Grizzlies 98

At Sacramento, Calif., 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.

Moments before Evans' game-winner, O.J. Mayo gave the Grizzlies a 98-97 lead with an off-balance 22-footer with 1.5 seconds remaining. That shot looked as if it would hold up until Evans took the inbound pass and raced to midcourt before launching the shot.

Nuggets 119, Timberwolves 113

At Minneapolis, Chauncey Billups scored 15 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, hitting three huge 3-pointers to lift Denver.

Michael Beasley scored 33 and Kevin Love had 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who missed a chance for their first three-game winning streak since February of last season.

The Nuggets were playing without star Carmelo Anthony for the fifth straight game and were missing starters Kenyon Martin, Nene and top reserve Al Harrington with injuries.

Thunder 114, Nets 93

At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 27 points before taking the fourth quarter off and Oklahoma City rolled past error-prone New Jersey.

Oklahoma City forced a season-high 23 turnovers and bounced back from a loss in what's becoming trademark fashion. The Thunder are 10-1 after a loss this season, meaning they haven't had a losing streak longer than two games.

76ers 123, Suns 110

At Phoenix, Jrue Holiday scored 25 points and Philadelphia beat Phoenix.

Evan Turner scored 23 points off the bench and Andres Nocioni finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Sixers. Philadelphia was without Andre Iguodala, who missed his second straight game with tendinitis in his right Achilles' tendon.

Bobcats 101, Cavaliers 92

At Charlotte, N.C., Stephen Jackson scored 38 points, D.J. Augustin added 28 and Charlotte moved to 2-0 under interim coach Paul Silas with a victory over Cleveland.

Jackson hit a decisive 3-pointer with 1:40 left to stop Cleveland's late rally and made 13 of 15 free throws. Augustin hit 10 of 14 shots and is shooting 20 of 29 from the field since Silas replaced the fired Larry Brown.

Hawks 103, Warriors 93

At Atlanta, Josh Smith had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Al Horford had 21 points and 15 rebounds and Atlanta beat Golden State.

The Hawks have won two straight and four of five.

Dorell Wright scored a career-high 32 points for Golden State, which missed a chance for its first four-game winning streak since Feb. 26-March 4, 2008.

Wizards 104, Pacers 90

At Washington, Nick Young had 25 points and nine rebounds to lead Washington over Indiana.

Andray Blatche had 22 points and 11 rebounds and JaVale McGee had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Washington.

Jazz 103, Clippers 95

At Los Angeles, Al Jefferson had 31 points and 10 rebounds to help Utah beat Los Angeles.

Andre Kirilenko missed his first game of the season because of a lower back strain and reserve C.J. Miles also sat out because of flulike symptoms, leaving the Jazz vulnerable at small forward.

Utah rookie Gordon Hayward made his fifth start of the season in Kirilenko's spot, and had 17 points and six rebounds.

Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 30 points and 12 rebounds, while Eric Gordon added 19 points.

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