LeBron James led six Miami players in double figures on Monday night, scoring 22 with 11 rebounds and eight assists as the Heat beat the New Orleans Hornets, 109-95 in Miami. Dwyane Wade also scored 22 for Miami. The Hornets were led by Jarrett Jack and Carl Landry, with 14 points each. The Heat had fell behind by as many as 12 in the second quarter before making it interesting. As said by Erik Spoelstra regarding Miami's comeback,
"Dwyane really set the tone from that point. I was very encouraged by that. We were able to get a lot of opportunities of our defense."
Season Series: Bucks1, Heat 0
All-Time Series: Heat 53-32
Miami: W - W - W - W - W
New Orleans: L - W - L - W - W
Miami Heat: 16-5, first in the Southeast Division, second in the Eastern Conference, third in the NBA, on pace for 50-16.
Milwaukee Bucks: 9-11, third in the Central Division, eighth in the Eastern Conference, 19th in the NBA, on pace for 30-36.
The Miami Heat will be visiting the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee tonight. This will be the second of three meetings between the two this season, and the first of two in Wisconsin. The Heat are 6-3 on the road, while the Bucks 6-2 home record. For Miami, this is the first game of a short two game roadtrip. They go on to visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday before returning home to face the Toronto Raptors. The Bucks are finishing up a three game homestand. They beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 100-89 on Saturday and the Detroit Pistons, 103-82 on Monday. They go on the road to face the Detroit Pistons on Friday.
Milwaukee beat Miami 91-82 last Sunday, one of only two losses the Heat have suffered on their own court. The Bucks were paced by Brandon Jennings, who had 23 points with six rebounds and six assists. LeBron James had 28 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat. Chris Bosh added 23, but turned the ball over eight times. According to the Bucks Stephen Jackson after the game,
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