Miami Heat is now 2 and a half games ahead of the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference as they scored another win against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, with the score 107-97. Leading the charge were, not surprisingly, Lebron James and Dwyane Wade.
Setting a new franchise record was James, who scored 32 points during the game. This is the fifth straight win of the Heat over the Lakers; incidentally, this is also the fifth straight game where LeBron streaked past the 30-point mark.
Showing excellent teamwork was Wade, who also showed an impressive 12-for-18 shooting for Miami. The team also benefited greatly from his 39-29 edge in rebounding. This tandem proved to be more than the Lakers could handle.
For the Lakers’ part, Kobe Bryant scored the highest, with 28 points and 9 assists. However, even the combined 48 points contributed by Steve Nash, Earl Clark, and Dwight Howard weren’t enough to overtake Miami.
The final moments during the last quarter were nail-biting, to say the least. Even then, Miami displayed a strong presence of mind, as seen in its zero turnovers to Los Angeles’ eight during the fourth quarter. With 7 minutes and 15 seconds left in the game, Wade’s three-point shot put Miami to a decisive 7-point lead, 89-82.
It was a thing of beauty when Wade intercepted a pass by Bryant and swiftly passed it to Bosh, who flipped it directly to Norris Cole. He then executed a smooth overhead pass to James, who slammed it right through the basket.
However, that wasn’t the only ace up James’ sleeve. It was a little more than 3 minutes remaining to the game when Nash could only find himself watching helplessly as James streaked down the court after stealing possession of the ball and went for another slam dunk.
Meanwhile, the Knicks’ loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in an earlier game further put Miami way ahead in the Easter Conference standings. Miami Heat to win NBA @ 6.50 with sbobet. More odds available at asianbookie.