LeBron James finished with 17 points and eight assists in just 29 minutes as the Miami Heat led wire-to-wire and cruised to a 96-77 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.
Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers scored 15 and 14 points, respectively, as the Heat easily completed a season-sweep of the Bucks for the first time in nine seasons. James Jones and Toney Douglas added nine points apiece, while Dwyane Wade missed his fourth straight game while dealing with a sore hamstring.
The Heat current sit on top of the Eastern Conference standings, leading the Pacers by percentage points with eight games left on the schedule. Indiana has just six tilts remaining. The Pacers lead the season series, 2-1, with one final meeting set for April 11 in Miami.
Ramon Sessions paced the Bucks with 19 points, and Zaza Pachulia pulled down 16 boards. Milwaukee has dropped 11 of 12.