In the midst of the busiest portion of their schedule, the Memphis Grizzlies seemed to tire down the stretch in their third game in as many nights.
They won't get much respite with a visit to Miami.
Coming off an impressive victory over the top team in the Western Conference, the Heat look to match a team record with their 18th straight home win Friday night when they face the Grizzlies.
After clinching a playoff berth with a 99-93 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday in the opener a five-game homestand, Miami (39-14) rallied from an 11-point, second-quarter deficit to defeat Oklahoma City 98-93 the following night. Dwyane Wade returned after sitting out against the 76ers with a sore left knee and scored 19, and LeBron James outplayed Kevin Durant in a matchup of MVP candidates.
James finished with 34 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds, while Durant's 30-point performance was mired by a career-worst nine turnovers - due in part to James' defense against him.
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