Heat win 7th in a row, Wade leads with 30

Kalyn McMackin Contributor
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Dwyane Wade led the Miami Heat to a 120-108 victory over the Sacramento Kings with 30 points and 10 assists Tuesday night. Six of his teammates scored in the double digits, including Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each of whom added 20 points, stretching the Heat’s winning streak to seven games.

“It was a good game for me, just trying to be aggressive and was able to get my teammates some shots,” Wade told the Associated Press. “And I was also able to continue do what I’ve been doing the last couple games, just taking high-percentage shots and making them.” Wade shot 68 percent, 11-16 from the field.

LeBron James scored 18 points while Norris Cole had 12 and Udonis Haslem contributed 10.

The Miami Heat, who are now 26-7, have won by 12 or more in their current winning streak.

For the Kings, Isaiah Thomas led with 24 points, 20 of which came from within the third quarter. Marcus Thornton added 23 points, Tyreke Evans finished with 21 and Jason Thompson scored 16. The Kings suffered their sixth straight loss. The team stands at 10-22 for the season.

“You needed to play a perfect game to win this game against this team and we were pretty close to the perfect game,” Kings coach Keith Smart told the Associated Press. “We had moments, but when you give up 25 points off turnovers, you’re not going to beat many teams.”

The Heat will take on Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks Thursday night in Miami.

“It’s going to be fun,” James told the Associated Press. “It’s going to be electrifying. … It could be one of the most-watched games that we’ve had in a long time.”

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.

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