|Top 25 Capsules|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 25 January 2010 22:10|
Wade finished with 32 points for Miami, all but two of them in what was an epic first half shootout between superstars. But he missed two big free throws with 41.2 seconds left, part of a 1 of 6 showing from the line by the Heat in the fourth quarter - and it cost Miami dearly.
Shaquille O'Neal scored 19, Daniel Gibson had 15 and Anderson Varejao finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds for Cleveland.
Wade had 10 rebounds and five assists for Miami. Jermaine O'Neal finished with 18 points, Michael Beasley had 16 and Rafer Alston and Udonis Haslem each scored 10 for the Heat.
Cletics 95, Clippers 89
BOSTON (AP) - Paul Pierce scored 22 points and Rajon Rondo had 16 points and 12 assists, leading the Celtics to a win on a TD Garden floor that had to be continually wiped because of condensation.
It was the Celtics' second straight win after they lost four of five games.
nett played his second straight after missing 10 consecutive games with a hyperextended right knee. He finished with 17 points in 30 minutes.
Rasual Butler led the Clippers with 17 points.
The slippery parquet floor forced ball boys to mop one end while play was going on at the other for most of the game. Early in the game, it appeared a few players slipped, causing a brief delay with 2:28 left in the first quarter.
Pacers 109, 76ers 98
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Danny Granger scored 26 points and Dahntay Jones had 18 points as Indiana earned a split of the home-and-home series with Philadelphia.
Jones scored seven straight points late in the fourth quarter that helped the Pacers put this one away and improve to 6-18 on the road.
Brandon Rush scored 16 points, and Troy Murphy had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers.
Andre Iguodala scored 22 points and Allen Iverson had 20 for the Sixers. Philadelphia failed in its bid to win three straight games for the first time this season.