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NBA Game Summary - Miami at Detroit



(Sunday, December 8th)

Final Score: Miami 110, Detroit 95

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Some teams have trouble playing lesser competition with a rivalry game on deck.

The Miami Heat had no such problem Sunday night with a matchup against the Indiana Pacers looming, crushing the Detroit Pistons 110-95 from the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Heat have a much anticipated rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals with the Pacers on Tuesday that pits the top two teams in the conference for the first time since Miami beat the Pacers in seven games last season.

"Obviously, everybody is going to make it as a marquee game on Tuesday but I don't really get too much involved in regular season matchups, especially early in December," Miami superstar LeBron James said of playing Indiana.

James led the way with a near triple-double, posting 24 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Heat, who avenged a 107-97 loss at home this past week to the Pistons.

Ray Allen scored 18 points in place of Dwayne Wade, who was resting his ailing knees in the second game of a back-to-back. Chris Bosh scored 16 points with nine rebounds, while Roger Mason, Jr. netted 12 on 4-of-6 shooting from deep.

Andre Drummond deposited a double-double with 19 points and 14 boards, while Brandon Jennings tallied 19 points with six assists and Jonas Jerebko scored 12 for Detroit, which snapped a four-game winning streak.

"They were really able to push the ball off our missed shots and get some easy baskets," Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks said.

Greg Monroe, Kyle Singler, and Charlie Villanueva each added 10 points in the setback.

Miami jumped out to a 12-2 lead in the opening 3:20 of the first and led wire to wire. Bosh opened the scoring with a layup and Allen scored the final six points of the spurt, capping it with a transition 3-pointer.

The lead grew to 21-10 past the midway point of the quarter when Singler capped a 9-0 run with a triple that pulled the Pistons within two.

The Heat, however, outscored Detroit 8-2 in the final 2:18 to take a 29-21 lead after one.

Detroit countered Miami's run to end the quarter with an 8-2 run of its own to open the second. Villanueva scored the final five points to make it a two point deficit once again.

That's the closest the Pistons would come in the half as the Heat led 59-53 at the break.

Miami came out in the third similarly to the first, using a 10-2 run to take a 14-point advantage. Mario Chalmers and Allen hit back-to-back triples to cap the spurt with 9:04 left in the third.

The lead remained double-digits for the rest of the quarter and swelled to as many as 21 heading into the fourth.

Miami extended the advantage to as many as 23 and cruised the rest of the way.

Game Notes

Miami shot 40-of-72 (55.6 percent) from the field, including 11-for-28 (39.3 percent) from three ... The Pistons outrebounded Miami 44-34 and outscored the Heat 56-40 in the paint ... Detroit will host Minnesota on Tuesday.

12/09 00:18:37 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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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR
 
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
Final
PIT 1
CIN 4
Final
CLE 2
KAN 8
Final
WAS 2
ANA 7
Final
TOR 9
BAL 3
Final
DET 8
CWS 6
Final
ATL 0
MIA 1
Final
TAM 7
MIN 3
Final
BOS 3
NYY 9
Final
NYM 0
STL 3
Final
CHC 9
ARI 2
Final
MIL 1
SDP 2
Final
COL 2
SFG 1
Final
OAK 4
TEX 5
Final
SEA 2
HOU 5
Final
LOS 2
PHI 3
12:10pm Today
ATL
MIA
 
2:20pm Today
CHC
ARI
 
3:10pm Today
COL
SFG
 
3:35pm Today
OAK
TEX
 
3:40pm Today
SEA
HOU
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIN
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
IND 101
ATL 85
Final
TOR 100
BRK 95
Final
CHI 99
WAS 101
7:00pm Tonight
MIA
CHA
8:00pm Tonight
SAN
DAL
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
POR
Final
MON 4
TAM 3
Final
DET 0
BOS 3
Final
PHI 1
NYR 4
Final
LOS 3
SJS 4
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:00pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
Final
CHR 4
DUR 8
 
11:05am Today
CHR
DUR