MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat dunks during a game against the Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Arena on February 21, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
The Miami Heat, led by Dwayne Wade's 30 points and 10 assists, defeated the Sacramento Kings 120-108. It was Wade's 11th straight game shooting over 50% and 2nd double double of the season.
The Kings pushed the tempo throughout, locking in a 2-3 zone for the majority of the game. The Heat spaced the floor well and made the Kings pay from the perimeter, connecting on 10-23 shots from beyond the arc. Currently ranked 5th in three-point percentage, Mario Chalmers continued his shooting tear, going 6-12 from deep.
Chris Bosh posted a double double with 20 points and 10 rebounds and it was just an average day at the office for Lebron James, finishing with 18 and 8 assists.
After a slow start in the 1st, the Heat steamrolled through the Kings, outscoring them 94-76 through the next 3 quarters. Miami has now captured the best record in the NBA and stretched their winning streak to 7.
- The Heat have now won 7 straight games by a double digit margin
- Miami Heat's backcourt of Wade and Chalmers combined for 50 points, the most this season
- For the 2nd time this season, the Heat had 3 players with 20 or more points: Wade, Bosh, Chalmers
- Miami Heat's bench outscored Sacramento's bench 32 to 15
- For the 11th straight game Dwayne Wade shot over 50%
- Mario Chalmers tied his career high in 3 pointers, going 6-12 from deep