Miami 98, Detroit 75

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 8, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #61 Courtney Kirkland, #13 Monty McCutchen, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 20017

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 21 19 14 21 75
Miami 19 31 19 29 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 21-35 15-12 6-23 L2
Miami 40-15 24-3 16-12 W1

Recap


HEAT 98, PISTONS 75: LeBron James led the way with 26 points and Chris Bosh had a big game as host Miami bounced back from a rare home loss. Detroit has dropped the first two games of its road trip.

Bosh finished with 22 points and nine rebounds and James Jones scored 18 on 6-of-8 shooting from 3-point range for the Heat, who had their 17-game home winning streak snapped in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

Miami was without Dwyane Wade due to right ankle soreness but made up for it by locking down on the defensive end and shuffling the offensive responsibilities to James and Bosh.

The Heat took control in the second quarter, getting three 3-pointers from Jones and eight points from Bosh to take a 50-40 lead into the break. James took over in the third, scoring nine points during a 17-5 burst that opened the period.

The Pistons shot just under 45 percent in the first half but fell apart after the break, shooting under 30 percent (11 for 37) in the final 24 minutes.

Brandon Knight scored 16 points to lead Detroit.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami F Mike Miller (ankle) returned to the lineup following a 14-game absence and went scoreless on 0-of-5 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench. … The Pistons committed 19 turnovers and 27 personal fouls. … The Heat moved to 10-1 this season without Wade.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Miami
Brandon Knight 16 Scoring LeBron James 26
Ben Gordon 2 Assists Shane Battier 5
Greg Monroe 7 Rebounds Chris Bosh 9
Will Bynum 4 Free Throws Made Chris Bosh 8
Ben Gordon 1 Steals James Jones 4
Brandon Knight 1 Blocks Chris Bosh 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 75 37.3 3-19 16-23 8 44 3 6 22
Miami 98 43.4 7-23 19-29 16 48 5 13 14

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Boston. The Heat have a W/L % of .744 after a win and .688 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Orlando . The Pistons have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .294 after a loss.
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