The Miami Heat continue to find ways to win. Sunday they won by relying heavily on the Big Three. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh scored a combined 96 of the team's 107 points which equates to 89.7 percent.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time a trio scored that high a percentage of its team's points was on January 15, 2008 when Carmelo Anthony, Allen Iverson and J.R. Smith combined to score 90.3 percent of the Nuggets points.
LeBron James scored a season-high 44 points to go with 34 from Dwyane Wade. It marked the first time in Heat history that one player went for 40 or more points while another went over 30.
One of the main edges the Heat held over the Trail Blazers was in transition offense, getting 25 points on the run compared to just 10 for Portland. That's nothing new for James and Wade as they are the league leaders in transition points this season - and by a comfortable margin.
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Unlike their previous game against the Milwaukee Bucks when Wade and James struggled to finish from point blank range (combined 4-18 FG within five feet), the duo was an extremely efficient 14-20 from within five feet Sunday.
Miami has now won nine straight games overall and 13 straight on the road. According to Elias, the last team to win 13 straight on the road was the 2000-01 Philadelphia 76ers. The all-time record for consecutive road wins is 16 by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.