Dwyane Wade scored 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists to lead a balanced attack that carried the Miami Heat to a 104-95 National Basketball Association victory over the Houston Rockets.
Miami teammate Shaquille O'Neal only took 11 shots Sunday and finished with 15 points and five rebounds. Udonis Haslem hit his first seven shots from the floor and finished with 16 for Miami, as did Damon Jones. Tracy McGrady had 28 points for Houston, which lost for the first time in its last four road games. Yao Ming had 12 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for the Rockets. Miami improves to a strong 33 win and 13 loss record.
In Minneapolis, Brad Miller had 27 points, 15 rebounds to spark the Sacramento Kings to a 94-84 victory over the sluggish Minnesota Timberwolves. The Sacramento backcourt of Cuttino Mobley and Mike Bibby combined for 34 points over the final two quarters following a slow first half. Kevin Garnett had 21 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists for Minnesota, which had its five-game winning streak snapped.
The Phoenix Suns had little trouble defeating the Toronto Raptors, 123-105. The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Milwaukee Bucks later Sunday while on the U.S. west coast, the Los Angeles Lakers are home against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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