Basketball — NBAMonday, March 3, 2014
LeBron shines with new mask
MIAMI — LeBron James’ switch to a clear mask didn’t hinder his shooting eye, and he had 20 points Saturday to help the Miami Heat earn their seventh consecutive victory by beating the Orlando Magic 112-98.
At the NBA’s request, James dispensed with the black mask he wore Thursday when playing for the first time since he broke his nose. He missed only four shots, grabbed nine rebounds and had seven assists.
Dwyane Wade scored 24 points and Chris Bosh 20 for the Heat, who shot 58 percent. Eleven players scored for the Heat, and their bench totalled 39 points.
In other games (home team in CAPS): Washington 122 PHILADELPHIA 103; HOUSTON 118 Detroit 110; Indiana 102 BOSTON 97; Brooklyn 107 MILWAUKEE 98; MEMPHIS 110 Cleveland 96; PORTLAND 102 Denver 96; Minnesota 108 SACRAMENTO 97; LA CLIPPERS 108 New Orleans 76.