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February 24, 2013

LeBron nets 35th career triple-double

PHILADELPHIA — LeBron James had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 35th career triple-double and the Miami Heat cruised to their 10th straight win, 114-90 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.

Dwyane Wade had 33 points, Mario Chalmers scored 14 and Chris Bosh added 13 to help the defending NBA champions improve to 39-14.

The Heat have a comfortable 5 1/2-game lead over Indiana in the Eastern Conference. They’ve won four in a row on the road, including impressive wins over Oklahoma City before the All-Star break and at Chicago on Thursday.

Jrue Holiday scored 21 points and Nick Young had 19 for Philadelphia, which continues to fall further behind in the playoff chase. The Sixers entered 3 1/2 games behind Milwaukee for the No. 8 spot in the East.

Clippers 107, Jazz 94: Caron Butler scored 21 points and Los Angeles rode a big third quarter to a victory over Utah, completing its first season sweep of the Jazz since 1978-79.

Blake Griffin and Lamar Odom added 18 points each, and DeAndre Jordan had 12 rebounds for the Pacific Division-leading Clippers, who have won six straight over Utah dating to last year.

Reserve Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 23 points, Paul Millsap added 19 and Al Jefferson 16 as their three-game winning streak ended. They also dropped to 10-19 on the road.

Los Angeles shot 51 percent two nights after losing to San Antonio by 26 points in its worst defeat of the season.

Pacers 90, Pistons 72:David West scored 16 points and Paul George added a double-double to help Indiana Pacers easily beat Detroit for the second time in as many nights.

The Pacers won 114-82 Friday night in Indianapolis, and led by as many as 21 in the return leg. George finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Indiana, which had five players in double figures and got Danny Granger on the floor for the first time this season.

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