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NBA: ‘Big Three’ score 75 points as Heat edge the Hawks

AP, MIAMI

The Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh, left, collides with the Atlanta Hawks’ Josh Smith after a foul during fourth quarter of their game in Miami on Saturday.

Photo: Reuters

Chris Bosh scored 27 points and Dwyane Wade added 26 as the Miami Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 89-77 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory. LeBron James added 22 points for Miami. The three Heat stars combined for 75 points.

Al Horford scored 22 points, shooting 10 for 11 for Atlanta, which had their five-game winning streak broken and lost for just the third time in 10 road games. Jamal Crawford and Josh Powell scored 12 points apiece for the Hawks.

Mavericks 105, Kings 103

In Sacramento, California, Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, while Jason Terry had 23 as Dallas rallied to beat Sacramento for their ninth straight victory.

The Mavericks, who outscored Sacramento 15-4 in the final five-and-a-half minutes, improved to 8-1 on the road and 16-4 overall.

Tyreke Evans had 25 points and eight assists for Sacramento. The Kings have lost seven straight and 13 of 14.

Bucks 96, Magic 85

In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Australian Andrew Bogut scored a season-high 31 points and had 18 rebounds in his return from a back injury as Milwaukee beat short-handed Orlando.

Brandon Jennings added 27 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Bucks.

Vince Carter scored 20 points, while Quentin Richardson added 16 for Orlando, who were down to eight active players because of illness and injury. The Magic had won six straight games before the loss.

76ers 109, Bobcats 91

In Philadelphia, Jodie Meeks scored a career-high 26 points, including 20 in a big first-quarter run, as Philadelphia beat Charlotte.

Meeks matched Allen Iverson’s home record for points in a first quarter with 20, scoring all of them during a 26-5 run in a 5 minutes, 11 second span. Meeks made his first six three-pointers and finished seven of 10 from -behind the arc.

Boris Diaw led the Bobcats with 19 points.

Bulls 119, Rockets 116, OT

In Chicago, Derrick Rose scored 30 points and hit a three-pointer at the buzzer in regulation to send the game into overtime, as Chicago went on to beat Houston.

Rose added seven rebounds, 11 assists and five steals, while Carlos Boozer had 25 points and nine rebounds.

Brad Miller scored 10 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Rockets overcome a 14-point deficit.

In other NBA play it was:

‧ T’wolves 128, Cavaliers 95

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