LeBron James finished with 21 points and added 10 assists and 8 rebounds in a complete effort to lead the Miami Heat to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 101-86. Miami (28-11) entered the game on a three losing streak.
James went 7-13 from the field and 7-8 from the free throw line. Chris Bosh also chipped in for Miami, finishing with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Tony Wroten scored 13 points off the bench for Philadelphia on 4-13 shooting (1-5 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 4-8 from the free throw line. Spencer Hawes added 10 points and 10 rebounds and Hollis Thompson finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds.
The 76ers posted an eFG% of just 38.1%, including 10.0% from 3-point range. This year, they are 1-8 when they record marks below 45% and 30% in those respective categories. On the other hand, the Heat are undefeated (5-0) when holding their opponents to such low percentages.
This drops Philadelphia (13-26) to 1-1 against Miami on the year.
Coming up next, the Heat battle the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 17-24 on the year. The 76ers match up with the Chicago Bulls, currently 18-20 this season. The Heat came away with a win in two straight games against Charlotte. The 76ers have a 1-0 record against Chicago this season.