Miami 108, New Jersey 94

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 3, 2011 6:00 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - #74 Curtis Blair, #26 Bob Delaney, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 18711

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 32 26 19 31 108
New Jersey 18 26 25 25 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 54-23 28-10 26-13 W3
New Jersey 23-53 18-20 5-33 L6

Recap


LeBron James scored 31 points and the Miami Heat tightened their hold on the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 108-94 win over the New Jersey Nets on Sunday night.

Miami (54-23) moved within 2½ games of idle Chicago for first place and one-half game ahead of third-place Boston, which defeated Detroit on Sunday. The Heat, who had six players in double figures, have won three in a row since losing to Cleveland on Wednesday.

Deron Williams' 18 points and 12 assists led the Nets (23-53), who have lost six in a row and 10 of 11. Travis Outlaw scored 17 points while Brook Lopez had 16.

Dwayne Wade scored 18 points while Chris Bosh added 16 for Miami. Zydrunas Ilgauskas chipped in 11 points, and Erick Dampier and James Jones had 10 apiece.

The Heat dominated the first quarter as James scored 15. Miami's lead reached 21 points, 41-20, early in the second. James ended the half with 21 points and Miami led 58-44 at halftime.

New Jersey cut the margin under 10 points several times in the third quarter and trailed 83-77 with 7:44 to play in the game. Miami went on an 11-2 run to regain  command at 94-79 with 3:57 remaining.

Top Game Performances

Miami   New Jersey
LeBron James 31 Scoring Deron Williams 18
LeBron James 7 Assists Deron Williams 12
Erick Dampier 14 Rebounds Travis Outlaw 9
LeBron James 5 Free Throws Made Brook Lopez 6
LeBron James 3 Steals Travis Outlaw 3
Erick Dampier 2 Blocks N/A

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 108 56.0 5-15 19-32 22 50 4 5 15
New Jersey 94 40.0 8-28 18-25 22 30 0 9 9

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Nets have a W/L % of .391 after a win and .264 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Heat have a W/L % of .774 after a win and .542 after a loss.
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