Tim Brown:

Chris Bosh's 31 powers Heat past Lakers

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Chris Bosh finished with 31 points and recorded 6 rebounds, while LeBron James added 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Miami Heat to a victory over the Los Angeles Lakers, 109-102. The Heat shot 45-78 (57.7%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 12 boards. Miami (31-12) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

Bosh finished 15-22 (1-3 from three-point range) in what was an efficient performance. Despite the loss, Pau Gasol scored 22 points for Los Angeles on 9-15 shooting from the field and 4-5 from the free throw line.

In addition to their eFG% of 62.8%, the Heat registered an OR% of 35.3%. On the season, they are undefeated (2-0) when they exceed 55% and 30% in those respective offensive factors. On the other hand, the Lakers are winless (0-2) when allowing their opponents to reach those numbers.

This drops Los Angeles (16-27) to 0-2 versus Miami on the season.

Coming up next, the Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs, who are 32-10 on the year. The Lakers meet the Orlando Magic, currently 11-32 this season.

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