James sets record, Miami beat Portland
February 14, 2013, 12:36 am TWN
MIAMI -- LeBron James became the first player in NBA history to score 30 points and shoot at least 60 percent in six straight games, Chris Bosh scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Miami Heat held off the Portland Trail Blazers 117-104 on Tuesday night.
James scored 30 points on 11 for 15 shooting and Dwyane Wade added 24 points for Miami, which wasted a pair of 14-point leads — then put the game away with a 14-0 run in the final minutes. Ray Allen added 14 for Miami.
Damian Lillard had a game-high 33 points for Portland, which got 29 from LaMarcus Aldridge and 20 from Wesley Matthews.
It was the 1,000th regular-season win in Heat history. But on this night, the only history anyone will remember was what James accomplished.
Rockets 116, Warriors 107 In Oakland, James Harden had 27 points and seven rebounds on a nagging left knee, Chandler Parsons added 21 points and nine assists and Houston beat slumping Golden State.
Jeremy Lin finished with 14 points and 10 assists to help the Rockets past his former team for the second time in eight days.
A week after Houston tied the NBA record with 23 made 3-pointers in a testy 140-109 rout of the Warriors, the Bay Area rematch took a little longer to decide.
Stephen Curry had 27 points and six assists and Jarrett Jack scored 22 points after missing the past three games with a right shoulder injury for the Warriors, who head into the All-Star break on a season-long five-game losing streak.
Lakers 91, Suns 85 In Los Angeles, Dwight Howard had 19 points and 18 rebounds, Antawn Jamison added 19 points, and Los Angeles survived Kobe Bryant's bizarre four-point performance for its eighth win in 11 games.
Bryant didn't attempt a shot in the first half and scored his first basket with 2:13 to play, finishing 1 for 8 with eight turnovers in one of the oddest games of his 17-year career.
Yet the Lakers survived against the Suns, getting 17 points from Metta World Peace and maintaining a small lead down the stretch of their 12th win in Phoenix's last 13 visits to Staples Center.