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MIAMI -- LeBron James set the tone pregame. Kevin Durant Red Jersey . Dwyane Wade took over in the fourth quarter. And the Miami Heat got a win they desperately wanted. Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the final period and led a critical 12-0 run down the stretch, James led all scorers with 23 points and the Heat clinched a playoff spot by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak. "We needed a win," Wade said. "We needed this win." Chris Bosh scored 22 for the Heat (44-17), who moved within one game of Indiana (46-17) in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and 1 1/2 games behind San Antonio (46-16) for the leagues best record. Ray Allen added 13 for Miami, which was coming off a trip where it lost at Houston, San Antonio and Chicago, the last of those coming in a late collapse on Sunday. Wade hasnt typically played back-to-backs this season. He did this time, and the Heat simply rolled with him in the final minutes on the way to avoiding what would have been their first four-game slide since 2011. "He made the right plays," James said. Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Martell Webster added 17 and Drew Gooden scored 15 for the Wizards. Marcin Gortat finished with 14 points and a career-high-tying 18 rebounds -- 10 of them in the first quarter alone. John Wall finished with eight assists for Washington. "Im proud of our guys," Wizards coach Randy Wittman said. "They kept battling, working. We didnt shoot it the way were capable of. We got some good looks. We shared the ball. We attacked the whole game." Washington led 84-83 midway through the fourth, when Wade took over. A three-point play put Miami ahead to stay and he then had assists on Miamis next three baskets -- a short jumper and then a 3-pointer from Bosh, then a layup by James. Wade capped the run with a score of his own, on the way to his first 13-point, three-assist fourth quarter since Feb. 18, 2009. His 13 in the fourth marked his highest-scoring quarter this season, and came with him playing consecutive days for the first time since Jan. 4 and 5. It was only the third time all season hes appeared in both nights of a back-to-back. Both teams shot only nine free throws; despite being in attack mode, James didnt shoot one for the second straight game, just the second time thats happened in his career, the first coming in December 2003, early in his rookie season. "Very surprised," James said. James went scoreless for a stretch of nearly 15 minutes in the first half, and still easily led everyone with 19 points by intermission. The entirety of his first-half scoring came in two impressive spurts -- three 3-pointers in as many tries over a span of 2:43 early in the game, then 10 straight Heat points in a stretch of 3:23 late in the half. "I felt good about this game the minute, the second I saw LeBron come into the gym today," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We had an early walkthrough and he ran in the gym. Came up to every single person, player and coach and shook everybodys hand and said, Lets go. Lets get ready for this game. Thats what leaders do." Miamis lead was 12 early in the third before Washington went on a 10-0 run, with Gortat scoring the first eight and Trevor Bookers jumper getting the Wizards within 59-57. And after Miami rebuilt the lead to seven, Washington took off on another quick burst, this one enough to give the Wizards their first lead since 1-0. In less than 2 minutes, Washington outscored Miami 11-0, Webster scoring six in 25 seconds. He head-faked James in the air to start what became a four-point play, then had an alley-oop dunk off a Wall pass on the next possession as Washington took a 65-64 lead. "I think we match up with those guys perfect," Wall said. "We battle those guys." Allen had two 3s for the Heat late in the third, and it was 73-all entering the fourth. The Wizards scored only 17 points in the final 12 minutes. "We saw a few things," Wade said, "and we were able to take advantage." NOTES: Gortat had never grabbed more than nine rebounds in a quarter. Hes the 12th player with 10 boards in a quarter this season. ... Washington missed its first six shots, as Miami took a 10-1 lead. ... March 10 matches the second-earliest date for Miami clinching a playoff spot. The Heat did it on March 8 last season. ... Heat F Udonis Haslem made his 700th regular-season appearance. ... Washington outrebounded Miami 50-33. Russell Westbrook Swingman Jersey . The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aarons autograph and a "40th Anniversary" banner. Kevin Durant Green Jersey . "Ive got a lot of work to do on this team and the sooner that I can get back to my office and start that work, itll be better," he said straight-faced as the rest of the room erupted in laughter. http://www.thunderofficialshop.us/shawn-kemp-thunder-jersey/ . The top-seeded Anaheim Ducks can clearly see they are in quite a fight now. Eakin scored on Dallas first shot of the third period, Alex Goligoski scored on the next one 1:22 later and the Stars beat the Ducks 4-2 in Game 4 on Wednesday night to even the best-of-seven series. CLEVELAND -- Not even the polar vortex could cool off C.J. Miles. While Cleveland was frozen to its core by an arctic blast of sub-zero temperatures, Miles put on a blistering performance, making a team record 10 3-pointers and scoring a season-high 34 in leading the Cavaliers to a 111-93 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night. Miles made eight 3s in the first half, when the Cavs opened a 26-point lead that allowed them to coast to a rare easy win. He notched his record-breaking ninth 3 with 9:53 left and drained No. 10 with 9:17 remaining. He went 10 of 14 outside the arc. "I got some clean looks," Miles said. "Im still mad because there were a couple that I thought I could have made. But my teammates looked for me and set some screens that allowed me to get open, and all I had to do was get my feet set." Clevelands second victory in 10 games came hours after the club acquired forward Luol Deng from Chicago in a trade for centre Andrew Bynum and future draft picks. Deng wasnt in uniform, but Cavs All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving returned after missing three games with a bruised left knee and finished with 16 points and eight assists in 30 minutes. Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams scored a season-high 33, but Philadelphia couldnt stop Miles. "When somebody like that is rolling you have to be aware of where he is every second," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "He got away from us. You give him credit, but we didnt get the job done on him defensively." Philadelphias Thaddeus Young, the reigning Eastern Conference player of the week, missed all seven of his shots and didnt score in 21 minutes. Evan Turner wasnt much help, scoring four points on 2 of 13 shooting. Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs, who had lost several close games over the past two weeks but enjoyed their most lopsided win this season. Miles helped them locked this one up early. His eight 3s in the first half tied a franchise mark he owned with three others and he was taking aim at the league record of 12 shared by Kobe Bryant (2003) and Donyell Marshall (2005). Miles missed his only 3 in the third, but returned in the fourth and knocked down two 3s in a span of 36 seconds to give the Cavaliers a 101-72 lead, rewriting the teams record book. Cavs coach Mike Brown left Miles in, but he misssed a 3 with 7:43 left and was replaced moments later. Russell Westbrook Jersey. Miles untucked his jersey as he walked off the floor and received a loud ovation as he was welcomed to the bench by smiling, high-fiving teammates. "We called his number quite a lot tonight," Brown said, "and our guys were finding him on their own. For us, it was real beautiful basketball to watch." The Sixers, who gave up 16 3-pointers and 126 points in a loss to Minnesota on Monday, were slow in their defensive rotations and left Miles wide open. He made them pay. Miles drained four 3s in the final 2:39 of the first quarter and made his first six attempts from long range before missing twice on one possession. But he quickly regained his stroke, and his eighth 3 gave Cleveland a 64-38 lead. "They looked for me," Miles said. "They ran some plays for me. Kyrie called some plays. Coach called some plays. The big guys screened for me, and they got me open. All I had to do was be square to the basket and everything else was just like in practice." Playing their fifth game in seven days, the Sixers were down 23 at halftime and never put a run together to challenge the Cavs. Philadelphias perimeter defence was awful and has been a problem all season. Brooklyns Joe Johnson knocked down 10 3s against the Sixers last month. Brett Brown pulled starters Young, Turner and Spencer Hawes early in the third and they didnt return. "It was flogging a dead horse," he said. "It wasnt going to happen. Our guys werent going to find anything extra. You could just see it their body language and their eyes." NOTES: Miles 14 3-point attempts were a club record. ... The Cavs start a five-game, West Coast trip in Utah on Friday. ... Deng reportedly rejected a three-year, $30 million extension from the Bulls last week, hastening his exit. Hes eligible for free agency this summer, but the Cavs control his Bird rights and can offer him more money than anyone else. Its possible theyll offer him an extension. "This is a big transition for him and helping him settle in is important," general manager Chris Grant said. "Once we get through all that then we can sit down and talk about what the future looks like." ... The Sixers waived backup C Daniel Orton. ... Sixers G Tony Wroten (flu) didnt make the trip. He also missed Mondays game. Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '

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