NBA: Miami 108, Chicago 95

March 12, 2010 at 11:01 PM

MIAMI, March 12 (UPI) -- Quentin Richardson made 7-of-11 shots from 3-point range Friday in leading Miami to a 108-95 conquest of Chicago.

Miami pulled away in the third period, getting a season-best 25 points from Jermaine O'Neal and 23 from Richardson. It was Miami's fifth win in six games, the last two victories coming to open a six-game homestand.

Dwyane Wade contributed 22 points and Mario Chalmers had 17 for the Heat.

Chicago, which has lost seven in a row, got 20 points each from James Johnson and Jannero Pargo.

With the game deadlocked early in the third, Miami embarked on a 19-7 run and eventually took a 12-point advantage into the final period. The Heat enjoyed an 11-0 surge in the fourth quarter.

Miami has defeated Chicago five straight times.

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