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Updated Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 06:49 AM

James leads Miami to 12th consecutive victory in double overtime | Following the Kings

By The Associated Press

MIAMI — LeBron James had 40 points and a career-high 16 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 39 and the Miami Heat pushed their winning streak to 12 games by outlasting the Sacramento Kings 141-129 in double overtime on Tuesday night.

Ray Allen scored 21 for the Heat, which remained six games clear of second-place Indiana in the Eastern Conference standings.

Miami's 12-game winning streak is the longest in the NBA and matches the second-longest in franchise history.

"Our ballclub, we don't get rattled, no matter what's going on during the course of the game," James said. "If it's overtime, double-overtime, we find a way to win."

Marcus Thornton scored 36 points for Sacramento. DeMarcus Cousins finished with 24 points and 15 rebounds, Tyreke Evans added 26 points, John Salmons 15 and former UW Husky Isaiah Thomas 14 for the Kings.

James became the first NBA player to finish with at least 40 points and 16 assists since Kevin Johnson — now the mayor of Sacramento — had 42 and 17 for Phoenix against Denver on April 3, 1994.

"Even with a double-overtime game, those are video game numbers," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, noting that he told Wade the same after his 19-for-28 shooting effort in 46 minutes.

SACRAMENTO fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
Salmons 50:03 6-11 0-0 0-5 7 4 15
Thompson 26:15 3-10 2-3 3-6 2 1 8
Cousins 49:03 10-17 4-7 6-15 5 5 24
Thomas 48:20 5-11 2-2 0-2 9 3 14
Evans 42:55 11-19 3-4 3-4 4 5 26
Thornton 40:03 11-18 6-8 2-2 3 3 36
Patterson 10:13 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 1 0
Brooks 9:39 0-4 0-0 0-1 1 1 0
Outlaw 4:32 0-0 2-2 0-0 0 1 2
Hayes 8:57 2-2 0-0 0-4 2 1 4
Totals 48-93 19-26 14-40 33 25 129
Percentages: FG .516, FT .731. Three-point goals: 14-27, .519 (Thornton 8-12, Salmons 3-4, Thomas 2-4, Evans 1-4, Cousins 0-1, Brooks 0-2). Team rebounds: 6. Team turnovers: 19 (26 PTS). Blocked shots: 5 (Salmons 2, Brooks, Hayes, Thornton). Turnovers: 19 (Cousins 4, Salmons 4, Thompson 4, Evans 2, Thomas 2, Brooks, Patterson, Thornton). Steals: 12 (Evans 5, Cousins 2, Brooks, Salmons, Thomas, Thompson, Thornton). Technical fouls: None.
MIAMI fg ft
min m-a m-a or-t a pf pts
James 47:45 14-23 11-12 3-8 16 1 40
Haslem 21:58 2-3 1-2 2-4 2 3 5
Bosh 41:10 5-13 5-6 1-8 2 3 15
Chalmers 32:30 2-8 0-0 0-1 4 4 6
Wade 45:28 19-28 0-2 2-8 7 1 39
Allen 41:12 8-14 0-0 0-4 3 1 21
Andersen 16:50 4-5 2-2 0-3 0 2 10
Lewis 18:12 1-5 0-0 0-3 0 3 3
Cole 24:54 1-2 0-0 0-2 1 4 2
Totals 56-101 19-24 8-41 35 22 141
Percentages: FG .554, FT .792. Three-point goals: 10-23, .435 (Allen 5-10, Chalmers 2-5, James 1-2, Lewis 1-2, Wade 1-2, Bosh 0-2). Team rebounds: 15. Team turnovers: 13 (21 PTS). Blocked shots: 9 (Bosh 4, Wade 2, Andersen, James, Lewis). Turnovers: 12 (Wade 4, Cole 2, James 2, Allen, Bosh, Chalmers, Lewis). Steals: 13 (Bosh 3, Cole 3, Wade 3, James 2, Chalmers, Haslem). Technical fouls: None.
Sacramento 22 31 32 27 12 5 — 129
Miami 27 24 33 28 12 17 — 141
Attendance: 19,734 (19,600). Time: 2:49. Officials: Bennett Salvatore, Scott Twardoski, Sean Wright.

At a glance

Record: 19-39 (4th in Pacific Division)

Next up: Wednesday, at Orlando, 4 p.m.

Notable: Marcus Thornton's 36 points were the most by any reserve in the NBA this season.


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