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Mike Miller scored a season-high 26 points on seven 3-pointers, and the injury-depleted Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-79 on Friday night.
The Heat won despite playing without stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen, who were held out while recovering from injuries.
The 33-year-old Miller was 7 of 11 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Chris Bosh chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds, and Rashard Lewis added 14 points for Miami, which improved to 3-2 since Chicago snapped its 27-game winning streak.
Miami (59-16) is within three victories of setting a new franchise record for wins in a regular season.
Rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Bobcats, who lost for only the second time in their last seven home games.
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It might be tough for LeBron James to get a season sweep since he will rest for some games down the stretch. But, for now, he's been perfect.
The Miami Heat star on Friday won his fifth NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month Award in five months. He became the first player in NBA history to receive the honor for five straight months during a single season.
In winning the...
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The Miami Heat have two wins in their three games without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, with big thanks to one of the team's reserves.
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Amid the could she / couldn’t she talk revolving around whether Brittney Griner could make the NBA, Heat forward, Shane Battier predicts that we will see a female basketball player make the NBA in our lifetime.
According to ESPN:
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No, really, he was actually robbed by people yet undetermined.
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The Basketball of Fame will add The Glove.
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Only Important Injuries:
-Danillo Gallinari out (stock up for Wilson Chandler, Corey Brewer, Kenneth Faried)
-Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade out (stock up for LeBron James, Udonis Haslem, Norris Cole)
-Chandler Parsons out (stock up for Francisco Garcia, Greg Smith, Jeremy Lin, James Harden)
-Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili out (stock up for Danny Green, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Gary...
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