Sunday, January 23, 2011
Miller and James help Heat snap skid
By ESPN Stats & Information
Playing without two of their "Big 3" on Saturday, the Miami Heat ended a season-worst 4-game losing streak winning 120-103 against the Toronto Raptors. LeBron James scored 38 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and handed out six assists while Mike Miller in his first start of the season added 32 points and 10 boards. Miller was also 6-11 from 3-point range.
It was Miller's third career 30-point, 10-rebound game and his first since 2008. It was the first time in franchise history that two Heat players had 30 points and 10 rebounds in the same game.
Miami was without Dwyane Wade (migraine) and Chris Bosh (ankle sprain). It was the fourth straight game in which the Heat did not have all of the "Big 3" available to play.
Also on Saturday, Kevin Durant hit a game-winning 3-pointer as time expired to lead his Oklahoma City Thunder to a 101-98 win over the New York Knicks. It was the ninth buzzer-beater in the NBA this season and the second of Durant's career. The other came on Nov. 16, 2007, when he hit a game-winning trey in double-OT vs the Hawks as a member of the SuperSonics.