The Miami Heat improved to 9-3 Wednesday night, holding off the pesky Milwaukee Bucks, 113-106, in overtime.
Miami was paced by excellent efforts from LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. James scored 28 points and hauled down 10 rebounds, falling just short of a triple-double with eight assists. Wade also had 28, and Bosh had 24 points and 18 rebounds.
When the "Big Three" plays like that, good luck. But Milwaukee hung in there, paced by a 19-point, seven-rebound, six-assist and five-steal performance by Brandon Jennings. John Henson and Mike Dunleavy provided support off the bench, but it wasn't enough.
Wednesday night's first half went back and forth, and the second half followed suit. Miami took over in overtime, but the Bucks proved that they're still an interesting force in the Eastern Conference.
For a complete look at the box score, check out NBA.com.
Player of the Game: LeBron James
Bosh could have gotten the nod here, but five turnovers turned me off. James handled the ball more and only turned the ball over once in just over 42 minutes of playing time.
Any time a player approaches triple-double status, you know he's playing well. James shot just over 50 percent from the floor and made sure that he got his teammates involved as well.
It goes without saying at this point—this man is virtually unstoppable. The Heat are too when he plays like this.
What's Next for the Milwaukee Bucks?
The 6-4 Bucks will square off against the Chicago Bulls on Saturday.
What's Next for the Miami Heat?
The 9-3 Heat will welcome the Cleveland Cavaliers to South Beach on Saturday.