March 23, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh (1) moves the ball on Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Heat Vs. Pistons: Miami Overcomes Sluggish Second Half For Double-Digit Win In Detroit

Lead by Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, the Miami Heat cruised to a 15-point win over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

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Heat Vs. Pistons Recap: Miami Sluggish In Second Half But Still Win By 15

The Miami Heat sleepwalked through the final 24 minutes on Friday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills, but because of a strong first half, they still cruised to a 15-point win over the Detroit Pistons. The Heat nearly coughed up a 30-point halftime lead to the 76ers just a week ago, and a similar apathy set in on Friday against Detroit. Fortunately for Erik Spoelstra, the Pistons were nearly as woeful on offense which helped Miami keep a comfortable lead despite quarters of 13 points and 16 points.

Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 24 points, hitting 10 of 19 from the floor to pace Miami in the first half. LeBron James added a double-double scoring 17 points and dishing 10 assists. On defense, Miami forced 21 turnovers as the Pistons were sloppy and could not capitalize on Miami's poor second-half shooting. Riding a four-game winning streak, the Heat now head to Oklahoma City for a Sunday showdown with the Western Conference's best team.

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Heat Vs. Piston Score Update: Miami Cruises to 23-Point Halftime Lead

The Miami Heat are blowing out the lowly Detroit Pistons through one half at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan. The Heat hold a 59--36 advantage after just 24 minutes, hitting 57 percent from the floor to scorch the Pistons. Dwyane Wade leads all scorers with 14 points on six of eight from the floor.

Meanwhile, Lebron James has facilitated the offense to perfection, nearly racking up a double-double in the first half alone. He has eight assists already and has added 11 points to help drive the Heat to 59 first-half points. On the defensive end, Miami has already forced Detroit into double digit turnovers. The Heat cannot get complacent, however, as we saw them nearly blow a 30-point halftime lead in Philadelphia less than a month ago.

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Heat Vs. Pistons Preview: TV Schedule, Audio Stream, Game Time, And More

The Miami Heat begin a three-game road swing in Detroit Friday night when they take on the Pistons. The Heat are coming off a 99-95 win back on Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns while the Pistons are returning home from a West Coast swing that ended with a 116-115 loss to the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night. Here is all the information you need to enjoy tonight's contest.

Location: The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan
Time: 7:30 p.m. EST
Heat TV: Sun Sports
Heat Radio: The Ticket 790 AM
Heat-Pistons Line: Miami by 9 points

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Heat Vs. Pistons: Miami Hits The Road To Take On Detroit

The Miami Heat begin a very brief road trip on Friday in Detroit where they will face the Pistons.

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