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NBA: Miami 99, Philadelphia 93

April 3, 2012 at 11:29 PM

MIAMI, April 3 (UPI) -- LeBron James poured in 41 points on 15-of-25 shooting Tuesday and the Miami Heat made it into the playoffs with a 99-93 decision over Philadelphia.

James' points total was a season high for the Heat, who notched their 16th consecutive home win. The Miami superstar also had six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

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Mario Chalmers supplied 19 points, six boards and four assists for Miami.

The Heat won despite the absence of Dwyane Wade, who missed the contest with a sore left knee.

Evan Turner scored 26 points to go with eight rebounds for the 76ers, who fell 1 1/2 games behind Boston in the race for the Atlantic Division top spot.

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