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 PHOENIX (AP) -Dwyane Wade scored a season-high 43 points and the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix Suns 107-92 Friday night in the first matchup between the teams since the Shaquille O'Neal for Shawn Marion blockbuster trade last February.
Neither O'Neal nor Marion was much of a factor in the game dominated by the unstoppable Wade. O'Neal scored 12 points and Marion had 10.
Leandro Barbosa, playing on his 26th birthday, led the Suns with 20 points. Raja Bell had 16 and Amare Stoudemire 14 for Phoenix, which played without the injured Steve Nash.
Cavaliers 112, Warriors 97
CLEVELAND (AP) - LeBron James scored 23 points, Zydrunas Ilgauskas added a season-high 21, and Cleveland matched the best home start in franchise history by beating Golden State.
Cleveland (13-3) has won 12 of 13 and is a league-best 9-0 at home, equaling its top home start, first set in 1976-77 and repeated in 1991-92.
The Warriors (5-11) have lost five straight, including the first four on their current road trip. Golden State is 2-7 away from home and ends its trip in New York on Saturday night.
Raptors 93, Hawks 88
nd 10 rebounds, Jason Kapono scored 16 points and Toronto Raptors beat Atlanta.
Joey Graham added 11 points and Jamario Moon had 10 for Toronto, with guard Jose Calderon picking up 11 assists.
Mike Bibby scored 24 points for Atlanta, Joe Johnson had 18 and reserve Maurice Evans added 17.
Celtics 102, 76ers 78
BOSTON (AP) - Ray Allen scored 23 points and Kevin Garnett added 16 to lead Boston to its seventh straight victory.
Allen was 10-for-15 from the field, including 3-for-5 on 3-pointers. In the last three games, he is 13-for-19 from behind the arc.
Elton Brand scored 18 points and Louis Williams added 15 for the 76ers, who had their lowest-scoring game of the season and lost their third straight.
Timberwolves 105, Thunder 103
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Craig Smith scored a season-high 23 points, Mike Miller drilled the game-winning jumper from the left baseline with 0.1 seconds left, and Minnesota handed Oklahoma City a franchise record-tying 14th straight loss.
Al Jefferson finished with 19 points and nine rebounds to narrowly miss his eighth double-double. Miller scored 18 points and reserve Sebastian Telfair contributed 12.
Kevin Durant and Jeff Green led Oklahoma City with 22 points apiece.

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