The Miami Heat throttled the New Orleans Hornets, 108-89, which puts their winning streak at one game.
From the tip, the Hornets just weren't ready for the Heat's offensive pressure, with six turnovers in the first five minutes—leading to a 10-point Heat lead at the end of the first quarter.
From there, LeBron James took over, knocking down four-straight three pointers at one point on consecutive possessions.
LeBron ended the night with 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting from the field and 7-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc. He also accounted for six assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Oh yeah, and he only played 32 minutes.
It almost looked like the Hornets were hoping that the Heat came out on a post winning streak lull, but that couldn't have been further from how the Heat actually played.
As a team they shot 60.9 percent from the floor and 51.9 percent from beyond the arc. It's hard to beat anyone when a team shoots like that. And it's even harder when LeBron and Dwyane Wade are on that team.
This was a good tune up game for the Heat as they travel to San Antonio for a big-time show down with the Spurs on Sunday afternoon. It could be a preview of the NBA Finals, and it will certainly at least help decide who has home-court advantage throughout the entire playoffs.
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