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LeBron James scores 24, Heat defeat Pistons

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In a complete effort, LeBron James put up 24 points and recorded 9 assists and 7 rebounds to help the Miami Heat beat the Detroit Pistons, 110-95. The Heat had a strong shooting performance in this game, finishing 40-72 (55.6%). Miami (16-5) has now won eight of their last 10 games.

James went 10-15 and went 4-5 from the free throw line, in a quality offensive outing. Other key players for Miami included Chris Bosh with 16 points and 9 rebounds, and Chris Andersen with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Despite the loss, Andre Drummond scored 19 points for Detroit on 8-11 shooting from the field and 3-6 from the free throw line. He also recorded 14 rebounds. Andre Drummond chipped in 19 points and 14 rebounds and Greg Monroe finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds.

After putting up an eFG% of 63.2%, the Heat are 4-1 this season when reaching 60% in that metric. From a defensive perspective, Detroit is winless (0-2) when an opponent shoots that well against them.

This defeat means an end to a four-game winning streak for Detroit, pushing their record to 10-11 for the year.

Coming up, the Heat square off against the Indiana Pacers, who are 18-2 on the season. The Pistons go up against the Minnesota Timberwolves, currently sitting at 9-11 this year.

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