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NBA: Hawks beat Heat to clinch playoff spot

The Atlanta Hawks clinched the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference Saturday as Jeff Teague scored 25 points in a 98-85 win over the defending champion Miami Heat. Lou Williams scored 23 points for Atlanta who claimed the final playoff berth in their conference. Atlanta had a 25-21 record on February 4 but went into a 6-20 tailspin before winning six of its last eight National Basketball Association games. "It's satisfying to get a win and be in a groove that we're in," Williams said.

NBA: Davis dynamite as Pelicans beat the Heat

Anthony Davis, the 2012 top NBA Draft pick and Olympic gold medalist, scored 30 points and grabbed 11 rebounds Saturday to lead the New Orleans Pelicans over Miami 105-95. Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James had 25 points, nine assists and eight rebounds for the Heat, but the two-time reigning NBA champions fell to 6-7 in March. Tyreke Evans added 16 points and eight assists for the Pelicans and Al-Farouq Aminu scored 12 for New Orleans, which improved to 29-40, last in the Southwest division.

NBA: Heat star James on fire in Cleveland return

LeBron James was unstoppable in his return to his former home, putting on a first-quarter shooting display that set the tone for Miami as the Heat beat Cleveland 100-96 on Tuesday. James stormed out of the gate in his sixth contest back in Cleveland, scoring 25 of his 43 points in the opening quarter for the Heat at Quicken Loans Arena. "I felt a good rhythm," James said. "I shot the ball well in warm-ups and I was able to carry it over into the game." The 29-year-old tallied 16 points before missing a shot and drained his first four shots from beyond the arc.

NBA: Heat star James on fire in return to Cleveland

LeBron James was unstoppable in his return to his former home, putting on a first-quarter shooting display that set the tone for the rest of the evening as Miami beat Cleveland 100-96. James stormed out of the gate in his sixth contest back in Cleveland, scoring 25 of his 43 points in the opening quarter for the Heat at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night. The 29-year-old tallied 16 points before missing a shot and drained his first four shots from beyond the arc.

Rockets 106, Heat 103

Rockets 106, Heat 103: Dwight Howard collected 22 points and 16 rebounds as Houston turned away LeBron James and visiting Miami. James Harden had 21 points and 11 assists and Terrence Jones piled up 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won 12 of 14. Patrick Beverley added 19 points and Chandler Parsons recorded 10 points and eight assists for Houston.

NBA: James misses Heat game with broken nose

Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James was held out of Miami's home game Sunday against Chicago with a broken nose he suffered earlier this week. The Heat's superstar forward torched the Thunder for 33 points to go along with seven rebounds in a 103-81 win on Thursday, but departed late in the game after he was hit in the face by Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka on a driving dunk.

Preview: Cavaliers at Heat

The Miami Heat follow up an uneven road trip with the opener of a five-game homestand Saturday against the suddenly surging Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat split four games away from home, including a 90-84 setback in the much-anticipated matchup at Indiana on Tuesday. Dwyane Wade returned from his latest one-game layoff to score 17 points in what amounted to Miami's lowest scoring output this season.

James leads Heat to 10th straight win

U.S. Sports Desk, Feb 24 (EFE).- Forward LeBron James racked up the 35th triple-double of his career and the Miami Heat notched its 10 consecutive win by downing the Philadelphia 76ers 114-90. James scored 16 points, contributed 11 assists and snagged 10 rebounds in just 32 minutes of playing time. This was also his 472nd consecutive game scoring in the double digits, the sixth longest such streak in NBA history.

NBA-Relentless LeBron reaping rewards of intense work ethic

By Simon Evans MIAMI, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul hailed LeBron James as "almost unguardable" after the Miami star posted a fourth straight 30-point performance in the Heat's convincing 111-89 win on Friday. James' feat equalled the franchise record with only team mate Dwyane Wade having made four such productive displays in succession, and his 30 points came from just three quarters of action and nine-of-11 shooting.
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