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Wade and James help Miami edge Detroit

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Dwyane Wade scored 30 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out five assists as the Miami Heat pulled away for a 102-96 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday.

Wade's performance somewhat overshadowed LeBron James' own all-around effort, as the reigning MVP totaled 24 points, 11 assists and eight boards in Miami's fifth win in the last six games.

"Our team is built for guys to be in the lineup. We're built on chemistry. We're built on rhythm. That's what we've had the last few games," said James.

Brandon Jennings led Detroit with 26 points, Rodney Stuckey added 20 and Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond both recorded double-doubles in a losing effort.

The Pistons, winners of two straight coming in, are one of just four teams that has knocked off the Heat in Miami this season. They stayed close Monday before committing seven of their 21 turnovers in the fourth quarter.

"Against a great team like this and on the road, you got to be a little bit more conscious of the turnovers," said Pistons forward Josh Smith, who turned it over a team-high six times.

Ray Allen opened the final stanza with a 3-pointer that started a 14-5 Heat run over the next seven minutes.

The Pistons found themselves down by 15, 100-85, following Wade's 3-pointer and running hook shot, and the Heat held on despite Detroit's 11-2 finish.

Wade, James and Chris Bosh combined to make all eight of their shots for 24 points in the first quarter, and Jennings' 13 points in the opening frame kept the Pistons close.

After trailing 32-29 heading to the second, Jennings made a free throw that pushed Detroit in front by one, 48-47, with 4:36 left in the opening half, but Miami scored 16 of the next 19 points and the Pistons never led again.

Detroit went on a 10-1 spurt spanning the halves to get within three, 64-61, and the teams traded runs from there, with Allen's buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the right wing giving Miami an 84-80 edge with 12 minutes to go.

Game Notes

Bosh finished with 17 points and seven rebounds ... Monroe scored 17 points with 11 rebounds and Drummond went for 12-and-12 ... The Heat are 27-1 this season when holding opponents to under 100 points ... Miami has scored at least 90 points in 25 consecutive games, tied for the third longest streak in franchise history ... Miami opens a six-game road trip against the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

02/04 00:06:59 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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WAS 3
STL 4
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CLE 0
TOR 5
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DET 5
ANA 2
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BOS 4
BAL 2
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KAN 5
MIN 4
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CHC 8
CIN 4
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HOU 3
 
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BRK 94
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LAC 105
GSW 108
 
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CHI 3
 
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