MIAMI -

The Miami Heat easily dispatched of the worst team in the NBA on Wednesday night.

The Heat beat Milwaukee 96-77.

LeBron James led the Heat with 17 points including 2 spectacular dunks and a buzzer-beating three-pointer in the third period.

Dwyane Wade (hamstring), Ray Allen (flu), and Greg Oden (back spasms) did not play for Miami.

Chris Bosh pitched in 15 points on a night where the Heat were not tested much.

Miami has won 4 straight games.

With the Pacers beating Detroit, Miami remains percentage points ahead of Indiana for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.