James leads Heat past Wizards

Miami wins 99-71

Published On: Jan 06 2013 08:39:33 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 07 2013 07:26:45 AM EST
MIAMI -

LeBron James scored 24 points and the Miami Heat had an edge in rebounding for a change Sunday to beat the woeful Washington Wizards 99-71.

The Heat, beaten on the boards by a total of 38 rebounds over the previous three games, this time enjoyed a 50-39 advantage. Udonis Haslem led them with 12 rebounds.

Miami scored the game's final 21 points and held Washington scoreless over the last 7:07.

James extended his streaks of scoring at least 20 points to 32 consecutive games this season, and 53 in a row including last year's playoff run.

The Wizards, last in the NBA in points and shooting, hit 36 percent. They lost their fifth game in a row and fell to 0-13 on the road against Eastern Conference teams.

PHOTOS: Heat vs. Wizards

Published On: Jan 06 2013 10:44:23 PM EST
The Miami Heat defeated the Washington Wizards 99-71 to maintain the number 1 spot in the division

Photos by: Ron Elkman

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