Heat Red Hot On The Road, Cool Down Rockets 125-119
HOUSTON (AP) – Dwyane Wade scored 45 points and the Miami Heat extended their road winning streak to 10 games with a 125-119 win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
Wade shook off a hard foul from Aaron Brooks early in the fourth quarter to reach 40 points for the 30th time in his career. He hit 17 of 24 shots, went 10 for 10 from the free-throw line and pulled down seven rebounds one night after scoring 40 points in a 106-98 win over the New York Knicks.
Wade reached 45 points for the eighth time, and hit 40 points on consecutive nights for the first time in his career.
LeBron James scored 20 points and had nine assists and Chris Bosh scored 21 points for the Heat, who set a franchise record with their 15th win in December.
The Heat have won 16 of their past 17 overall. The Rockets were the first opponent to reach 100 points in that span.
Luis Scola scored 22 points, Kevin Martin had 21 and Brooks added 20 points and nine assists for the Rockets, who had an eight-game home winning streak snapped.
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