MIAMI – Guard Dwyane Wade scored 16 of his 30 points in the final quarter as the Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 107-97 in a National Basketball Association matchup Sunday at American Airlines Arena.
Miami star forward LeBron James finished with 32 points and seven rebounds as he set a club record by scoring at least 30 points in five consecutive games.
“You could feel the buzz in the arena today,” said James. “We were just happy that we were able to play our game, weather some of their storms that they had and come out with a win.”
Chris Bosh posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who have won five straight.
Mario Chalmers had 13 points, four rebounds and three assists in the win.
Kobe Bryant paced the Lakers with 28 points and nine assists as Los Angeles lost for the second time in three games.
Earl Clark finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, and Dwight Howard had 15 points and nine rebounds for Los Angeles.