For the first time this season, the "Big 3" for the Miami Heat each scored at least 20 points in a game en route to a 101-89 win over the New Jersey Nets on Saturday. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 73 of those points with Wade leading the way with 29 points, James with 23 and Bosh with 21. The Heat improved to 5-2 with two of those wins coming at the Nets' expense.
LeBron James in Transition This Season
LeBron James has punished the Nets in transition this season. In the third quarter Saturday, LeBron went 3-for-3 in transition and drew two fouls that sent him to the line.
It took Bosh, James and Wade seven games before each of them scored 20 plus points in the same game. When it comes to other notable trios, Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce accomplished that feat in just three games while Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon did it in their first game together.
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FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU:The Hornets beat the Bucks 87-81 to improve their record to 6-0, though their largest margin of victory this season has been by nine points. New Orleans is only the second team in NBA history to open a season with six straight wins, with none of the wins by a double-digit margin. The 1948-49 Washington Capitols, coached by Red Auerbach, was the only other team to open the season with such a streak.
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: John Wall, who had 10 assists in Washington’s loss to Cleveland Saturday night, has handed out at least seven assists in each of the five games he has played in the NBA. Oscar Robertson is the only other player in NBA history to record at least seven assists in each of his first five career NBA games. The “Big O” did it in each of his first 10 games in the NBA in 1960-61.