Lakers blazed away by the Heat

In a game missing some of its star power due to injuries and other issues, the Miami Heat defeated the LA Lakers.

    Heat trail the Indiana Pacers by three games in the battle for the best record in the Eastern Conference [Reuters]
    Heat trail the Indiana Pacers by three games in the battle for the best record in the Eastern Conference [Reuters]

    In a game missing some of its star power due to injuries and other issues, the Miami Heat defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 109-102.

    Forwards Chris Bosh (31 points) and LeBron James (27 points, 13 rebounds, six assists) led the Heat (31-12), who trail the Indiana Pacers by three games in the battle for the best record in the Eastern Conference.

    Elsewhere, forward LaMarcus Aldridge scored a career-high 44 points as the Portland Trail Blazers claimed a 110-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

    Aldridge scored the final 10 points for the Trail Blazers (32-11), who trailed for much of the game before taking the lead for good when he sank two free throws with 43.2 seconds remaining for a 106-105 advantage. He also had 13 rebounds and five assists.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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