Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings 1/12/13: Video Highlights and Recap

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The Miami Heat avoided a three-game losing streak by crushing the Sacramento Kings 128-99 on Saturday.

It was a dominating performance from start to finish, as the Heat led by 11 points after the first quarter and never looked back. They pushed their lead to 22 at halftime, and they continued to play well after the break.

The star of the game was Mario Chalmers, who scored a career-high 34 points. Chalmers hit 12-of-16 shots and tied a Heat record by draining 10 three-pointers on the day.

Chalmers also got plenty of help from LeBron James. James was his usual spectacular self, putting up 20 points, seven assists, five rebounds, five steals and two blocks in just 29 minutes.

Along with his versatility, the most impressive aspect of James' game is his consistency. Instead of uninspired play in a January game against the Kings, James gave his usual effort, delivering another great performance.

The Kings were led by point guard Isaiah Thomas, who scored 34 points of his own. Thomas was 13-of-22 from the field, and he hit six of his eight three-pointers.

Unfortunately, the rest of the Kings were unable to match his effort.

 

Player of the Game: Mario Chalmers, PG, Heat

James was the best player on the court, but this honor has to go to Mario Chalmers after his amazing shooting display.

Chalmers was on fire throughout the game, and his play was a major reason for the Heat's blowout. He is often overshadowed by the Big Three, but Chalmers proved yet again that he can be a devastating threat offensively.

 

What's Next for the Heat?

The Heat improved to 24-11 with the win. They will continue their road trip Monday when they take on the Utah Jazz.

 

What's Next for the Kings?

The 13-24 Kings will look to rebound Monday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It will be the fourth game of their current five-game home stand.

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