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NBA: Heat set record for home wins

PLAYOFF BOUND:LeBron James and Dwyane Wade starred for Miami, while Jeremy Lin scored 15 points as the Rockets cruised in their final regular-season game at home



In Toronto, DeMar DeRozan scored 36 points, while Rudy Gay had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Toronto never trailed in beating Brooklyn for their third straight victory.

Amir Johnson had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who had not won three straight since a five-game winning streak from Feb. 8 to Feb. 19.

DeRozan scored 14 in the fourth quarter and finished nine-for-nine at the free-throw line, converting a vital pair in the final 15 seconds.

Deron Williams scored 30 points, Brook Lopez had 16 and Andray Blatche 15 for the Nets, who will be the No. 4 seed in the East.


In New Orleans, Shawn Marion had 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting and Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 to become the 17th NBA player to surpass 25,000 career points, leading Dallas past New Orleans.

Brandan Wright and Vince Carter added 16 points for Mavs (40-40), who reached the .500 mark for the first time since they were 11-11 in December last year. They had lost by double digits in their three previous chances to even their record.

Ryan Anderson led the cold-shooting New Orleans Hornets with 20 points, but he was only eight-of-20 from the floor.

Eric Gordon added 15 points, while Robin Lopez had 10 points and 13 rebounds. New Orleans shot 39.7 percent in their final home game and trailed by as many as 27.


In Philadelphia, Dorell Wright scored 15 points, while Thaddeus Young had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Philadelphia over Cleveland.

Spencer Hawes and Jrue Holiday each added 14 points for the 76ers, who raced to a 19-point lead in the first half and sent the Cavaliers to their fourth straight loss.

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