The reigning league NBA champions were playing the first of two games against the Clippers in China. The teams will meet again Sunday in Shanghai.
James was in his MVP form, making 6 of 11 shots and collecting five rebounds and five assists in 26 minutes.
Still recovering from offseason left knee surgery, Wade played for the first time in the preseason after missing the opener. He had five points, four rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes.
Earlier this week, Wade signed with Chinese sportswear provider La-Ning, which is giving the Heat star his own brand within the company.
Wade told The Associated Press that he expects the Li-Ning deal to continue through at least the remainder of his playing career. Wade wore Converse sneakers for his first six seasons, then Jordan Brand for the past three years.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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