Miami 101, New Jersey 90

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 7, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #70 Brent Barnaky, #73 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 18711

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 31 26 21 23 101
New Jersey 18 17 29 26 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 8-1 3-1 5-0 W3
New Jersey 2-7 0-3 2-4 L1

Recap

LeBron James had 22 of his 32 points in a dominant first quarter that led the visiting Miami Heat to a 101-90 win over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday night.

James, who returned to the lineup after missing Friday's game against Indiana with an ankle injury, made 11 of 17 shots as the Heat remained the only unbeaten road team in the NBA despite playing without fellow superstar Dwyane Wade (foot). James added nine assists and seven rebounds while Chris Bosh chipped in with 16 points.

Kris Humphries had a team-high 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Nets, who shot just 10 for 33 from 3-point range one night after hitting 15 of 31 attempts in a win over Toronto.

The Nets whittled a 22-point halftime deficit down to 10 before Miami responded, with Shane Battier and Norris Cole connecting on back-to-back 3s with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. James managed just two points in the period, but the Heat still led 78-64 entering the fourth.

Miami quelled one last Nets surge with a 7-2 run highlighted by five straight points from Bosh, and cruised the rest of the way to improve to 8-1 on the season.

James was a one-man wrecking crew in the opening quarter, hitting all seven of his shots from the field while outscoring the Nets by himself. He had five points during a game-opening 10-0 run, and he was the lone Miami scorer in a 15-6 stretch late in the quarter that helped the Heat open up a 31-18 edge.

Top Game Performances

Miami   New Jersey
LeBron James 32 Scoring Kris Humphries 25
LeBron James 9 Assists Deron Williams 10
Udonis Haslem 12 Rebounds Shelden Williams 13
LeBron James 10 Free Throws Made Kris Humphries 9
Norris Cole 3 Steals MarShon Brooks 3
Chris Bosh 2 Blocks Kris Humphries 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 101 50.0 5-15 20-24 27 45 8 12 23
New Jersey 90 33.7 10-33 24-32 24 43 3 14 22

Upcoming Games

  • New Jersey will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Nets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Golden State . The Heat have a W/L % of .857 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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