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NBA: Wade, James lead Heat over Pistons

Published on Feb 4, 2014 12:12 PM
 
Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives to the basket as Detroit Pistons shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (5) defends during the second half at American Airlines Arena. Wade scored 30 points with 10 rebounds and five assists on Monday and LeBron James just missed a triple-double as National Basketball Association champions Miami beat Detroit 102-96. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MIAMI (AFP) - Dwyane Wade scored 30 points with 10 rebounds and five assists on Monday and LeBron James just missed a triple-double as National Basketball Association (NBA) champions Miami beat Detroit 102-96.

James scored 24 points with 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Heat won for the fifth time in six games.

Brandon Jennings led the Pistons with 26 points. Rodney Stuckey added 20 and Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond both recorded double-doubles - Monroe with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Drummond with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Pistons had won two straight going into the contest, and they are one of just four teams to beat the Heat in Miami this season.

 
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