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NBA: Miami 103, Minnesota 92

Dec. 18, 2012 at 10:28 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined for 46 points Tuesday and the Miami Heat overcame a slow start to beat Minnesota 103-92.

Wade fired in 24 points while James provided 11 assists for the Heat, who trailed much of the first half but then put the game away with a 17-6 run the fourth quarter.

Chris Bosh added 15 points while Mario Chalmers and Shane Battier teamed up to go 7-for-13 from 3-point range as Miami picked up its fourth win in five games.

Minnesota, meanwhile, dropped its second straight in Florida after falling to Orlando Monday.

Andrei Kirilenko (22 points) and Nikola Pekovic (18, 12 rebounds) paced the Timberwolves.

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