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Miami too hot for Hawks

LeBron James had 27 points and Dwyane Wade 26 as the Miami Heat edged one game in front of Atlanta in the Southeast Division with a 101-92 win.

Chris Bosh added 14 points with 10 rebounds as the Heat shot 58 percent to see off Atlanta for the second time this season.

Josh Smith led Atlanta with 22 points while Al Horford had 20 points with 11 boards.

Jeremy Lin had his best game since joining the Houston Rockets but his 38 points were in a losing cause as they went down 134-126 to the San Antonio Spurs in overtime.

Gary Neal scored 21 of his 29 points from three-pointers, while Tony Parker amassed 27 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for the Spurs, who won a fifth straight game.

Stephen Curry returned to his hometown and put on a show the locals did not want to see, with his 27 points leading the Golden State Warriors to a 104-96 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats in North Carolina.

David Lee helped out with 25 points and 11 rebounds.

The Bobcats have now lost eight straight game.

A 31-3 run in the first half powered the Dallas Mavericks to a 119-96 win over the Sacramento Kings.

OJ Mayo led the Mavs with 19 points.

Jrue Holiday had 25 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 104-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12 rebounds as the Portland Trail Blazers topped the Toronto Raptors 92-74.