LeBron stars as Miami Heat down Houston

Last updated 18:44 07/02/2013

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LeBron James scored 32 points, and Dwyane Wade added 31 points and eight assists as the Miami Heat held off the Houston Rockets 114-108.

Shane Battier scored 12, Norris Cole added 10 and Udonis Haslem grabbed 13 rebounds for Miami, which moved to 20 wins from 23 away home games.

James Harden finished with 36 points and 12 rebounds for Houston.

San Antonio's Danny Green hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 28 points to help the Spurs win their 11th straight game, 104-94 over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Tony Parker added 31 points and eight assists and Kawhi Leonard finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Spurs.

Nikola Pekovic had 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Timberwolves.

At Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant scored 25 points and Russell Westbrook added 22 as the Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 119-98 for their first consecutive win in nearly three weeks.

Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson had 19 points each for the Warriors.

Dallas gave coach Rick Carlisle his 500th career victory as O.J. Mayo scored 28 points and Vince Carter hit a critical jumper in the final minute of the Mavericks' 105-99 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 27 points and 10 rebounds a week after he beat the Mavericks at the buzzer in Portland.

Washington broke New York's five-game winning streak as John Wall had 21 points and nine assists, and Trevor Ariza scored 20 points in the Wizards' 106-96 win over the Knicks.

Martel Webster added 19 for Washington, which has won just 13 games, but has beaten five of the six NBA division leaders.

Carmelo Anthony led the Knicks with 31 points.

The Clippers rallied behind Eric Bledsoe's had 27 points, including 19 in the second half, to down the Orlando Magic 86-76 and end a three-game losing streak, while Kevin Garnett scored a season-high 27 points with 10 rebounds as the Boston Celtics edged the Toronto Raptors 99-95 for their fifth straight win.

Cleveland's Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in just three quarters, rookie Dion Waiters added 19 as the Cavaliers downed the Charlotte Bobcats 122-95, and the Central Division-leading Indiana Pacers downed the Philadelphia 76ers 88-69 for their third victory in three nights.

In other games, the Atlanta Hawks beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-92, the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Detroit Pistons 93-90, the New Orleans Hornets downed the Phoenix Suns 93-84 and the Utah Jazz were 100-86 winners over the Milwaukee Bucks. 

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