Wade's 34 Points Carry Heat Past Kings

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Dwyane Wade had 34 points and 10 assists and the Miami Heat never trailed in a 115-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night.

The Heat used a 29-19 second quarter to take control of the game and led by as many as 19 points in the third quarter.

In the fourth, the Kings cut the lead to 97-91 with 5:42 left, but Wade made a pair of jumpers and found Quentin Richardson for a 3-pointer, putting Miami ahead 104-91 with 3:56 remaining.

Michael Beasley had 20 points, helping the Heat beat Sacramento for the 11th time in 12 games. Richardson made five 3-pointers and also had 20 points. Dorell Wright added a season-high 19 points and Udonis Haslem had 25.

Rookie Tyreke Evans scored 30 points for the Kings, who had their four-game winning streak snapped Saturday night in Phoenix.

Donte Greene scored 21 points, Omri Casspi had 14 and Beno Udrih added 11.

The Kings could do little to slow down Miami and played zone defense for large portions of the second half. The Heat had a season-high 30 assists and shot 58 percent from the field.

After a strong start to the season, the Heat entered the game having lost two straight and seven of 10. Miami was coming of a heart-wrenching loss Friday when Kobe Bryant banked in a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer for a one-point Lakers win.

Heat starting center Jermaine O'Neal was not with the team due to a family issue.

Wade scored 16 points and Beasley had 13 in a dominating first half for Miami, which shot 57 percent and led 59-44 at the break.

NOTES: Wade's girlfriend, actress Gabriel Union, was sitting courtside. ... The Kings starting frontcourt of Spencer Hawes, Jason Thompson and Andres Nocioni were a combined 1 of 12 shooting in the opening half and had eight points combined. ... Evans has scored 20 or more points in 11 of the last 13 games.


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