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Final: Heat embarrass Kings 128-99

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Miami had it going early and late as they blew out the Kings to get their road record back to .500 at 8-8. Mario Chalmers scored a career high 34 points and tied Brian Shaw's team record with 10 3-pointers.

No need to yell at Mario tonight, LeBron
No need to yell at Mario tonight, LeBron
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The Heat came into the game with a 7-8 record on the road, and point guard Mario Chalmers only had 11 field goals in the last eight games.

The Heat went ahead and killed two birds with one stone in this one, and Mario's shooting from the field was the stone. Miami jumped out to a 14-4 lead early and a 28-17 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

In six of the last eight games, Chalmers only had one field goal. The fifth year veteran went 12-of-16 from the floor, and 10-of-13 from 3-point land, en route to 34 points to lead Miami. He only had five double digit games this season and one 20-point game before this outburst.

The 10 3-pointers tied a Heat record for such shots in a game. Brian Shaw previously held that record on his own, when he drained 10 shots from long distance on April 8. 1993.

The Heat shot a blistering 56 percent as a team and 46 percent from beyond the arc (17-of-37). LeBron James scored 20, Chris Bosh scored 16 and Dwyane Wade dropped in 11, and Mike Miller and Ray Allen scored in double figures off the bench.

The teams 128 points are a season best.

Sacramento was led by second year guard Isaiah Thomas, who matched Chalmers with 34 points of his own.

This is probably the only such Chalmers-Thomas duel you will ever see, so fire up the DVR if you missed this one.

The Heat prevented Demarcus Cousins from going off on the glass (eight rebounds).

And lastly but most newsworthy, Jarvis Varnado played six minutes and went 1-for-1 with a block! Rejoice!


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