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Jon Krawczynski / Associated Press, Published March 04 2013

Miami rolls past Minnesota for 15th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS – Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat earned their franchise-record 15th straight victory with a 97-81 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

Chris Bosh added 11 points and nine rebounds, and James played 35 minutes despite being listed as a game-time decision with a twisted left knee.

Derrick Williams had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Ricky Rubio had 14 points, eight assists, six steals and five rebounds for the Timberwolves. J.J. Barea had four points on 1-for-11 shooting and was ejected in the fourth quarter after getting a Flagrant-2 foul for a hit on Heat guard Ray Allen.

Minnesota was down six points with eight minutes to play when Barea was ejected. The Heat then went on a 17-5 run to put away the game.

Miami 22 28 19 28 – 97

Minnesota 16 27 20 18 – 81

MIAMI (97): James 9-16 1-1 20, Haslem 1-1 0-0 2, Bosh 3-5 5-6 11, Chalmers 1-4 1-2 4, Wade 15-23 2-3 32, Battier 1-4 0-0 3, Allen 4-10 3-3 13, Cole 1-6 2-2 4, Andersen 2-2 2-2 6, Lewis 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Anthony 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 38-74 16-19 97.

MINNESOTA (81): Gelabale 2-8 2-2 6, Williams 10-22 4-4 25, Stiemsma 0-1 0-0 0, Rubio 6-11 0-3 14, Ridnour 4-14 1-1 9, Cunningham 4-10 0-1 8, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Shved 5-8 2-2 13, Barea 1-11 1-2 4. Totals 33-88 10-15 81.

3-Point Goals: Miami 5-21 (Allen 2-6, Chalmers 1-4, James 1-4, Battier 1-4, Cole 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Bosh 0-1), Minnesota 5-20 (Rubio 2-4, Williams 1-3, Shved 1-3, Barea 1-4, Gelabale 0-2, Ridnour 0-4). Fouled Out: None. Rebounds: Miami 53 (James 10), Minnesota 46 (Cunningham 11). Assists: Miami 22 (Wade 10), Minnesota 23 (Rubio 8). Total Fouls: Miami 15, Minnesota 18. Technicals: Miami defensive three second, Minnesota Coach Adelman. Flagrant Fouls: Barea. Ejected – Barea. A: 18,391 (19,356).