MIAMI (CBS4) – Dwyane Wade scored 41 points, LeBron James added 25 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Miami Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Washington Wizards 121-113 on Friday night.
The win moved Miami (43-16) a half-game ahead of idle Boston (41-15) in the Eastern Conference, even though the Celtics’ winning percentage of .732 tops the Heat by three one-thousandths of a point.
Chris Bosh scored 15 points and Mario Chalmers finished with 14 for the Heat, who have won a season-best seven straight at home.
Nick Young scored 38 points for Washington, which got 24 points and 12 assists from John Wall and an 18-point, 17-rebound night from JaVale McGee. The Wizards dropped to 1-28 on the road.
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