MIAMI – Chris Bosh scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James added 18 and the Miami Heat survived another shaky offensive night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-85 on Tuesday night.
Bosh made 10 of 16 shots and reached the 30-point mark for the fourth time this season for Miami, which improved to 4-1 against Cleveland since James joined the Heat. The 35 points matched Bosh’s high since joining Miami.
Kyrie Irving — Cleveland’s No. 1 overall draft pick last year and a friend of James, who the Cavaliers drafted No. 1 in 2003 — scored 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting. Samardo Samuels made his first seven shots and finished with 15 points for the Cavs, who got 11 points and 11 rebounds from Anderson Varejao and 10 from Ramon Sessions.
MAGIC 102, PACERS 83
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Anderson had 24 points and eight rebounds to help Orlando cruise past Indiana.
Dwight Howard had 14 points and nine rebounds and became the Magic’s all-time leading scorer. He came in needing just eight points to break the record. Howard picked up his third foul early in the second quarter and sat for most of the first half.
Anderson shot 8 for 14 from the field, including 5 for 7 on three-pointers,
Danny Granger and Roy Hibbert scored 16 points each and Hibbert also had 12 rebounds for the Pacers, who returned home after winning two of three on a West Coast trip.
KNICKS 111, BOBCATS 78
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 17 rebounds as New York snapped a six-game losing streak and handed Charlotte its fifth straight defeat.
Chandler, a former Bobcats player, shot 9 for 10 from the field as the Knicks won despite a career-low one point from star Carmelo Anthony.
Amar’e Stoudemire chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds while Landry Fields added 18 points and four assists for the Knicks, who won for the first time since Jan. 11.
The Knicks dominated inside the paint, outrebounding the Bobcats 53-33.
Kemba Walker, starting at point guard in place of D.J. Augustin, led Charlotte with 22 points. Gerald Henderson and Derrick Brown each scored 15 points for the Bobcats.