Miami 97, Detroit 72

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #41 Ken Mauer, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr.
Attendance - 19600

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 18 24 9 21 72
Miami 29 25 19 24 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 6-13 4-4 2-9 L3
Miami 11-8 9-3 2-5 W2

Recap

LeBron James finished with 18 points and six rebounds and Chris Bosh added 16 and seven as the Miami Heat stifled the Detroit Pistons, 97-72, on Wednesday.

Dwyane Wade struggled with foul trouble throughout but finished with 16 points in 18 minutes for the Heat, who head to Cleveland on Thursday for what is sure to be an emotional homecoming for James and a hostile environment from the fans.

Miami opened it up right from the start on Wednesday, as James poured in 11 points in the first quarter and the Heat took a 29-18 lead after one. They stretched it again in the third quarter, holding the Pistons to nine points in the frame and pushing the lead to 73-51 heading into the final 12 minutes.

Detroit scored only 79 points in a loss to the Orlando Magic on Tuesday and has reached the 100-point mark just twice in the last nine games.

Greg Monroe scored 15 points off the bench for the Pistons, who did not have a starter reach double figures.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Miami
Greg Monroe 15 Scoring LeBron James 18
Will Bynum 2 Assists Mario Chalmers 6
Greg Monroe 8 Rebounds Chris Bosh 7
Rodney Stuckey 5 Free Throws Made Chris Bosh 4
Tayshaun Prince 2 Steals Mario Chalmers 3
Jason Maxiell 1 Blocks Joel Anthony 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 72 36.8 5-19 11-19 11 39 3 5 16
Miami 97 51.3 6-12 13-21 23 45 4 10 10

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Heat have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Pistons have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .308 after a loss.
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