Rajon Rondo had 16 assists, and added 16 points and 13 rebounds for Boston, which led by as many as 20 and beat the Heat for the 13th time in their last 14 regular-season meetings.
finished with 35 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists for the Heat, while Dwyane Wade was held to 8 points on 2-for-12 shooting.
120, WARRIORS 90 Luol Deng scored 26 points, Derrick Rose had 22, and host Chicago raced to a 30-point, first-half lead over Golden State.
Rose added 13 assists for his third double-double of the season, finishing one shy of his career best.
Monta Ellis had 24 points to lead the Warriors, who played without the ailing forward David Lee. Lee sustained a cut on his left elbow when he inadvertently struck his former teammate Wilson Chandler in the mouth during the Warriors’ 122-117 victory against the Knicks on Wednesday night.
ANDERSON TO MISS TWO MONTHS The rookie James Anderson has a stress fracture in his right foot that is expected to keep him out for two months. He is scheduled for surgery next week.
NOCIONI FINED The has fined forward Andres Nocioni $25,000 for throwing his mouthpiece into the stands, said Stu Jackson, the N.B.A.’s executive vice president of basketball operations. The incident happened during the first quarter of Philadelphia’s 109-103 loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday night.
NETS TEAM UP WITH SPRINGFIELD will take control of the operations of the N.B.A. Development League’s Springfield, Mass., team starting next season, becoming the second N.B.A. club to enter into a single affiliation partnership.
The Nets will cover the expenses of the Armor’s basketball operations and will partner with local ownership, who maintain responsibility for business off the court.