The Miami Heat snapped a two-game losing streak and improved to 15-5 on the season with a 103-82 drubbing of the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
After trailing by one at the end of the first quarter, the Heat pulled away from the Timberwolves in a big way, outscoring Minnesota, 31-17, in the second quarter.
Miami shot 55.1 percent from the field in the win and were led by LeBron James who posted a near-triple double with 21 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.
In his return to the floor, Dwyane Wade dropped in 19 points in 31 minutes and added five rebounds and four dimes to his final line.
Miami's bench showed up to the party, as well, with Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis and Chris Andersen scoring 11, 10 and nine points, respectively.
As for the Timberwolves, things didn't go so swimmingly on the offensive end.
Rick Adelman's squad shot a miserable 29.3 percent from the field with Kevin Love absent as he continues to attend to a personal matter.
Kevin Martin led the T'Wolves with 19 points on 5-of-16 shooting while center Nikola Pekovic added 18 points on a disappointing 7-of-18 shooting. He also pulled down 12 rebounds (seven offensive) to record a double-double.
Next up for Miami is a meeting with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday while the Timberwolves are off until Tuesday, when they will clash with the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
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