Miami, FL (Sporting Alert) — Dwyane Wade came alive in the last quarter of the game to lead Miami Heat to another win, this time a 101-89 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks at American Airlines Arena Tuesday night.
Wade scored 34 points to help the Heat recovered from a poor looking first three quarters by their standard, while his right hand man LeBron James contributed another workman like performance of 25 points, nine assists and six boards, as the Heat paced to its seventh straight victory.
Chris Bosh finished the night with a fine double-double of 19 points and 12 assists for the hosts, who have won 19 of their last 20 games.
“The players probably enjoyed some other games more,” Heat coach Erick Spoelstra said. “But I think this was an important game.
“That’s a very physical team. They’re a very good defensive team. A lot of times when you play against them, it’s a grind-out game, and we had to play a different kind of game tonight, have some mental toughness and resiliency when things weren’t necessarily going our way.”
Milwaukee, on the night was led by John Salmons, who finished with 18 points and six assists, with Andrew Bogut supporting with 16 points and eight boards.
Keyon Dooling ended with 14 points and five assists as the Bucks now dropped three in four.
“When we were trying to keep contact with them in the second half it got away from us,” Bucks coach Scott Skiles said on NBA.com
“We had a couple of missed layups, a couple of open jumpers. They took control of the game and we weren’t able to get back into it.”
The match was Miami’s last at home for two weeks, as they now prepare for a five-game, 10-day road trip, which starts in Milwaukee on Friday and ending in Chicago
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