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NBA Game Summary - Minnesota at Miami

11:07 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade scored 24 points and the Miami Heat pulled away in the second half to record a 103-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at American Airlines Arena.

LeBron James amassed 22 points and 11 assists for Miami, which began the fourth quarter with a 17-6 run to break open a relatively close contest en route to its fourth win in five games. Chris Bosh tallied 15 points to help the reigning world champions prevail.

The Heat came out on top despite being outrebounded by a 52-24 margin and outscored in the paint by a 58-36 differential. However, Miami shot a sizzling 52 percent (13-of-25) from 3-point range on the night, with Mario Chalmers hitting 4-of-6 long-range attempts in a 12-point effort and Shane Battier going 3-for-7 from beyond the arc.

Andrei Kirilenko had 22 points to pace Minnesota and Nikola Pekovic racked up 18 points and 12 rebounds in the loss, the Timberwolves' second straight following a season-best four-game win streak.

Kevin Love grabbed 18 boards for Minnesota, but went just 2-of-10 from the field while ending with 11 points.

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