NBA Wrap: LeBron keeps Heat's streak alive

NBA Wrap: LeBron keeps Heat's streak alive
March 19, 2013, 12:15 am
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BOSTON -- LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead the Miami Heat to their 23rd consecutive victory, the second-longest streak in NBA history, with a 105-103 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

The Heat surpassed the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trail only the 33 in a row won by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

James scored 37 with 12 assists as the Heat won in Boston in the regular season for the first time in 11 tries despite a career-high 43 points from Jeff Green. The Celtics were without Kevin Garnett, who has the flu and a left thigh strain (see full recap).

Iguodala's three lifts Nuggets in OT
CHICAGO -- Andre Iguodala's 3-pointer with 7.1 seconds left in overtime sent the Denver Nuggets to their 12th consecutive win, a 119-118 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

Reserve Wilson Chandler led the Nuggets with 35 points, Corey Brewer added 16 and Ty Lawson 13.

Iguodala finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Andre Miller had 13 assists.

Nate Robinson scored 34 points for Chicago, which lost for the seventh time in 11 games. Luol Deng added 21 points, Marco Belinelli scored 18, and Joakim Noah had 12 rebounds and 14 points (see full recap).

Suns throttle shorthanded Lakers
PHOENIX -- Luis Scola scored all 14 of his points, including his second 3-pointer of the season, in the fourth quarter Monday night and the Phoenix Suns pulled away for a 99-76 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers, who were without Kobe Bryant for the second straight night.

Steve Nash scored 19 against his former team, but was just 6 of 17 as the Lakers shot 33 percent for the game.

Scola also grabbed eight of his nine rebounds in the final period.

The Suns outscored the Lakers 28-10 in the fourth quarter to snap a four-game losing streak (see full recap).

Nets steamroll Pistons on road
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Brooklyn Nets didn't get a bye on their schedule Monday night. It just seemed that way.

The Nets led by as many as 43 points on the road, routing the hapless Detroit Pistons 119-82 on Monday night.

"This was great," said Brook Lopez, who had 18 points and seven rebounds. "We wanted to come and really control the entire game, and we had all four quarters. This is how we needed to start off our road trip," (see full recap).

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