The Miami Heat won their fifth straight game on Monday beating the Milwaukee Bucks on the road 88-78. Dwyane Wade led all scorers with 25 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds. It was Wade's second straight game with 25 points and 10 rebounds, the first time he's had that many rebounds in back-to-back games in his career.
LeBron James scored 17 points, his lowest total since October 29th and just the second time in his last 19 games he's scored fewer than 20 points.
Miami is now 10-1 this season when allowing 90 points or fewer and 4-7 when allowing more than 90.
During their five-game win streak, the Heat are allowing 82.2 points per game as opposed to 98.0 points per game in their previous five games, four of them losses.
Elsewhere around the NBA:
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Amar'e Stoudemire scored 34 points and made 15 of 23 shots in the Knicks’ win on Monday. It’s the fifth straight game in which Stoudemire has scored at least 30 points while making at least 50 percent of his field goals, tying a Knicks record. Bernard King had two five-game streaks in the 1984–85 season in which he scored at least 30 points and made at least half his shots from the floor.
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: The Bulls held the Thunder to 29 field goals on 82 shots on Monday, 35.4 percent. That ties Oklahoma City’s third-lowest field-goal percentage in any game over the last three seasons (since the start of the 2008–09 season).
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: The Hawks defeated the Magic in Orlando on Monday, 80–74. Orlando had won 66 of its previous 70 home games when allowing fewer than 90 points.
FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Roy Hibbert and Josh McRoberts each had six assists and Danny Granger had five in the Pacers’ win over the Raptors on Monday. It’s the first time since Feb. 1, 2008 that a team had at least five assists from all three members of its starting frontcourt; the Lakers were the last team to do it, with a starting trio of Ronny Turiaf, Vladimir Radmanovic and Lamar Odom.