Red-hot Heat shooting blows Spurs away

By Staff Reporter
Reuters US Online Report Sports News

Jan 17, 2012 22:59 EST

(Reuters) - Three-pointers rained down from all directions as the Miami Heat burnt the San Antonio Spurs 120-98 on Tuesday despite the absence of All-Star guard Dwyane Wade.

Miami's perimeter assault came in the second half where they made 12 of their 16 three-pointers to erase a 14-point first-half deficit and snap their three-game losing streak with a dizzying display of shooting.

LeBron James led the way with 33 points and 10 assists, Chris Bosh scored 30 and Mike Miller made his season debut off the bench with 18 points on a perfect six from six from behind the three-point arc.

The Heat (9-4) took over by outscoring San Antonio 39-12 in the third, where at one point they used a 24-2 run to claim a commanding 85-70 advantage.

Tony Parker recorded 18 points and Daniel Green had 20 off the bench for the Spurs (9-5) who looked in control early on but had their three-game win streak brushed aside.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles. Editing by Patrick Johnston)

Source: Reuters US Online Report Sports News

 

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