King James, Heat blow out Kings 128-99

Smart on Heat: 'You can't make mistakes on this team'

King James, Heat blow out Kings 128-99
January 12, 2013, 9:15 pm
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SACRAMENTO -- Mario Chalmers had career highs with 10 3-pointers and 34 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 128-99 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night.

LeBron James had 20 points, seven assists, five steals and a pair blocks for the Heat, who had a season-high point total. Miami got a needed bounce-back win after losing two straight and five of eight since Dec. 26.

Chris Bosh had 16 points, Mike Miller 12 and Dwayne Wade 11 for Miami, which shot 56 percent and went 17 for 37 from beyond the arc. Chalmers tied Brian Shaw's franchise record for 3s, connecting on 10 of 13.

Miami led by 22 points at the half and outscored the Kings 37-29 in the third quarter in cruising to the lopsided victory.

Isaiah Thomas made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 34 points for the Kings, who dropped their fourth straight game.