NBA: James records his 35th career triple-double in win

2013-02-24T00:00:00Z NBA: James records his 35th career triple-double in winThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

PHILADELPHIA - LeBron James had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 35th career triple-double and the Heat cruised to their 10th straight win, 114-90 over Philadelphia.

Dwyane Wade had 33 points, Mario Chalmers scored 14 and Chris Bosh added 13 to help the defending NBA champions improve to 39-14.

Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and Nick Young had 19 for Philadelphia, which continues to fall further behind in the playoff chase. The Sixers entered 3 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the No. 8 spot in the East.

James collected his 10th rebound early in the fourth quarter to get his seventh triple-double since joining the Heat. He got a mixture of cheers and boos when he went to the bench shortly afterward.

While the Heat are gearing up to make a run at a repeat, the Sixers have lost four straight to fall a season-worst nine games below .500 at 22-31.

• Pacers 90, Pistons 72: In Auburn Hills, Mich., David West scored 16 points and Paul George added a double-double to help the Pacers easily beat Detroit for the second time in as many nights.

The Pacers won 114-82 Friday night in Indianapolis, and led by as many as 21 in the return leg. George finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana.

• Nuggets 113, Bobcats 99: In Charlotte, N.C., JaVale McGee had 17 points and the Nuggets snapped a four-game road losing streak with a victory over Charlotte.

Ty Lawson had nine of his 20 points in the final quarter and handed out five assists as the Nuggets broke open a close game early in the fourth with a flurry of fast-break points.

•Cavaliers 118, Magic 94: In Orlando, Fla., Marreese Speights scored 18 points, Alonzo Gee added 17 and Cleveland used a big fourth quarter to run past the Magic.

• Wizards 105, Rockets 103: In Washington, Emeka Okafor had 17 points, 11 rebounds and made the go-ahead free throw with 5.2 seconds remaining to help the Wizards overcome a 3-point barrage for a win over Houston.

Bradley Beal scored 21 points, Trevor Ariza added 18, and John Wall had 12 points and 11 assists for the Wizards, who came back from a 17-point deficit for their second straight win. Washington scored 54 points in the paint and has won 10 of its 12 home games.

• Hawks 103, Bucks 102: In Milwaukee, Al Horford's hook shot with 5.9 seconds remaining lifted the Hawks to victory over Milwaukee in a game that was close throughout.

Horford had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Jeff Teague also scored 23 and added nine assists, and Devin Harris contributed 21 points for Atlanta.

• Utah at L.A. Clippers: late

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