Houston, TX (Sports Network) – Dwyane Wade recorded a season-high 45 points and the Miami Heat won their 10th in a row on the road, 125-119, over the Rockets, snapping Houston’s eight-game home winning streak.
The Heat gave up at least 100 points for the first time in their last 17 games, since their last away defeat, 106-95, at Dallas on November 27. They’ve won four in a row and 16 of their last 17 overall.
Chris Bosh ended with 21 points, while LeBron James totaled 20 points, nine assists and six rebounds for Miami, which finished December with an incredible 15-1 mark, setting a franchise record for the most wins in the month. The Heat shot 58.1 percent from the field and sealed the victory by going 34-of-37 at the foul line.
Wade, who went 17-of-24 from the floor and sank all 10 of his foul shots, also had seven rebounds. It was his 30th career game with at least 40 points.
Luis Scola had 22 points, Kevin Martin 21 and Aaron Brooks chipped in 20 points and nine assists for Houston, which saw its five-game victory surge come to an end.
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