Miami 106, Dallas 85

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #6 Tony Brown, #10 Ron Garretson, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 20096

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Dallas 29 24 19 13 85
Miami 24 36 20 26 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Dallas 29-23 19-8 10-15 L1
Miami 36-13 21-2 15-11 W1

Recap


HEAT 106, MAVERICKS 85: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 54 points as host Miami exacted revenge on the team that doused its title dreams last June.

James and Bosh each scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Wade chipped in with 16 points and five assists. The Heat’s top trio shot a combined 21 for 44 from the floor.

An emphatic alley-oop finish from James capped a 7-0 run and gave Miami a 16-point lead with just over three minutes left in the fourth quarter.

The Heat won its 15th straight contest at home, a streak going back to Jan. 24, and topped the century mark on the scoreboard for the first time in seven outings.

Miami grabbed a double-digit lead with a 15-6 run midway through the third quarter. The Heat got an offensive boost from their bench, which contributed 36 points including 16 from Udonis Haslem.

Dallas, which entered Thursday in fifth place in the Western Conference, fell to Miami for the second time this season after defeating the Heat in six games in last year’s NBA Finals.

Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 of his 25 points in the first half. He was 8 for 10 from the field at the break but shot just 1 for 9 in the final two quarters.

Lamar Odom scored 12 points off the bench for the Mavericks while Brandan Wright added 11 points in the loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami shot 61.5 percent in the first half. … The Heat average only 23 points off the bench. … Vince Carter scored 11 points before hurting his neck in the third quarter.

Top Game Performances

Dallas   Miami
Dirk Nowitzki 25 Scoring Chris Bosh 19
Jason Kidd 4 Assists LeBron James 5
Jason Kidd 6 Rebounds Chris Bosh 9
Dirk Nowitzki 7 Free Throws Made Dwyane Wade 6
Brandan Wright 2 Steals Mario Chalmers 4
Dirk Nowitzki 1 Blocks Ronny Turiaf 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Dallas 85 42.3 9-24 10-13 21 29 1 7 15
Miami 106 48.8 5-17 23-27 22 44 5 10 13

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Heat have a W/L % of .771 after a win and .643 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Mavericks have a W/L % of .621 after a win and .478 after a loss.
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