Miami Heat vs Sacramento Kings (117 - 97) February 22, 2011
Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combine for 76 points in the Heat's win over the Kings. Kings-Heat notebook By Shandel Richardson, for NBA.com Posted Tuesday February 22, 2011 10:22PM THE FACTS: The Miami Heat defeated the Sacramento Kings 117-97 Tuesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Forward LeBron James led all scorers with 31 points. It was the Heat's 11th victory in 12 games, the lone loss coming last week to the Boston Celtics. At 42-15, the Heat tied the best start in franchise history after 57 games. The Heat shot 56 percent for the game while holding the Kings to 47 percent. Heat guard Dwyane Wade scored 23 points while forward Chris Bosh added 22 points and nine rebounds. The Kings were led by Samuel Dalembert's 18 points. QUOTABLE: "This could've been a trap game to some people coming off an All-Star Break. ... So we wanted to focus on just us." -- Heat coach Erik Spoelstra THE STAT: The Heat shot 72 percent in the first quarter. That's usually a pretty good indication they are ahead big. They led by 19 points, leaving the rest of the game as just a formality. TURNING POINT: Considering the Heat never trailed and led big in the first quarter, there was no point for this game to turn ... unless you count the opening tip. HOT: After being highly-criticized all season, Heat guard Mario Chalmers had arguably his best game. He scored 14 points, but more importantly found his shot opportunities within the offense. Chalmers was an efficient 6-for-7 from the field <b>...</b>
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