(The Sports Xchange) ——- In a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals, guard Dwyane Wade returned from the injured list and the Miami Heat easily defeated the San Antonio Spurs by 113 to 101 points on Sunday.

Heat forwards Chris Bosh (24 points) and LeBron James (18 points) starred as Miami improved their home record to 19-3.

Wade, who had missed four straight games due to knee soreness, came off the bench for the first time since 2008 and had eight points for Miami (32-12).

San Antonio (33-11) were led by center Tim Duncan, who had 23 points.


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Warriors 103, Trail Blazers 88

The Golden State Warriors held the Portland Trail Blazers to a season-low scoring total en route to a 103-88 victory.

After surrendering 121 or more points in three of their previous five games, and then watching the Trail Blazers put up 55 in the first half on Sunday, the Warriors outscored Portland 37-10 over a 17-minute stretch bridging the third and fourth quarters to take command and snap a two-game losing streak.

Stephen Curry led the Warriors (27-18) with 38 points, while Wesley Matthews led Portland (33-12) with 21.


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Mavericks 116, Pistons 106

Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points to help Dallas defeat the Detroit Pistons.

The Mavericks (26-20) snapped a two-game losing streak while the Pistons (17-27) have lost four straight.

Detroit guard Brandon Jennings paced the visitors with 26 points.


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Knicks 110, Lakers 103


Carmelo Anthony followed up his record-breaking scoring performance with 35 points as the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers.

Anthony scored a Madison Square Garden record 62 against Charlotte on Friday. His encore helped New York (17-27) earn their second win in a row immediately following a five-game losing streak.

The Lakers (16-29) received a team-high 24 points from guard Jodie Meeks, who shot eight-for-13 overall and six-for-eight from three-point range.


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Pelicans 100, Magic 92

Tyreke Evans scored 13 of his team-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and forward Anthony Davis scored 22 points, grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds and blocked seven shots to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to victory.

The Pelicans (18-25), who have won three of their last four games, iced the game with a 9-4 run. The Magic (12-33), who lost their eighth consecutive road game, were led by Arron Afflalo with a game-high 25 points.


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Suns 99, Cavaliers 90


Markieff Morris came off the bench to score 27 points and grab 15 rebounds, leading the Phoenix Suns to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Goran Dragic added 15 points for Phoenix (25-18).

All Star point guard Kyrie Irving had a team-high 24 points and a game-high nine assists for the Cavaliers (16-28).


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Nets 85, Celtics 79


Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett played through an emotional return to Boston, scoring six points apiece but getting enough help from their Brooklyn team mates for the Nets to hold off the Celtics.

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