Nov 12 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games.
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Heat 118, Bucks 95
Watched by Brazilian soccer star Neymar, LeBron James scored 33 points - two off his season Best - as the Miami Heat beat Milwaukee 118-95.
James scored 17 points in the third quarter, when the Heat took an 85-62 lead, as Miami (5-3) bounced back from Saturday's home loss to the Boston Celtics.
James' explosive performance on Tuesday contrasted to the quiet night by Heat guard Dwyane Wade, who was held to eight points in 31 minutes.
The Bucks (2-4) lost their second game in a row.
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Warriors 113, Pistons 95
Andre Iguodala had five of Golden State's 13 assists in a near-perfect first quarter as the Warriors built a 19-point lead en route to a dominant victory over the Detroit Pistons.
Guard Stephen Curry poured in 25 points in 29 minutes, and center David Lee contributed 17 points and nine rebounds, helping propel the Warriors (5-3) to their third consecutive one-sided home win of the young season.
Iguodala had eight points to go with a season best-tying 11 assists.
Guard Klay Thompson added 14 points, and center Jermaine O'Neal recorded 17, his best total as a Warrior.
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Lakers 116, Pelicans 95
Los Angeles power forward Jordan Hill scored a career-best 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, sparking the Lakers to a victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said before the game Hill would start because of his energy. Hill used his frequent bursts of activity and boosted the Lakers on a second-quarter spurt that allowed them to take a double-digit lead and cruise.
The Lakers (4-5) snapped a two-game losing streak and avenged last Friday's setback to the Pelicans (3-5), who lost their second in a row.
Guard Nick Young scored 17 points and guard Xavier Henry added 15.
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Mavericks 105, Wizards 95
Forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points to pass Jerry West on the NBA's all-time scoring list while pushing his Dallas Mavericks to a victory over the Washington Wizards.
Dallas (5-3) overcame an early nine-point deficit and controlled the game throughout the final three quarters.
Vince Carter scored 16 points and center Samuel Dalembert scored 13 of his season-high 15 points in the first half.
Nowitzki passed West (25,192 points in 932 games) for 16th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list late in the third quarter after draining two 3-pointers.
Nowitzki will soon be bearing down on Indiana Pacers great Reggie Miller (25,279) for 15th place.
(Editing by Peter Rutherford)