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Heat continue streak against Grizzlies
07:25 AEST Sun Mar 3 2013

LeBron James scored 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Miami Heat extended their winning run to 13 games with a 98-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Friday.

James finished with 18 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds and had a clutch three-pointer late in the fourth for the Heat who broke the Grizzlies eight game winning streak.

Dwyane Wade finished with 22 points and eight assists in the win.

Marc Gasol scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while Mike Conley and Zach Randolph donated 14 points apiece for the Grizzlies.

The Grizzlies eight straight wins tied their most in franchise history dating back to their days as the Vancouver Grizzlies.

James, who carried the Heat on his back for most of February, got some help this time.

He started slowly on Friday and for a while it looked like he might be held to under 10 points in a game for the first time in over six years.

The Heat haven't lost since dropping a game in Indiana to the Pacers on February 1.

The Grizzlies gave the Heat a scare though, especially in the opening half, as they turned the contest into a classic matchup of Miami's explosive offence and Memphis' stingy defence.

Heading into the game the Grizzlies were allowing an average of just 89.5 points per game, best in the league.

Memphis have won eight in a row twice this season. The Grizzlies lost their season-opener then won eight consecutive games from November 2-17.


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