LeBron James had 30 points, Dwyane Wade added 20, and the Miami Heat breezed to a 111-89 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.
James shot 9 for 11 from the floor, giving him 37 makes on his last 47 attempts, and he sat out the fourth quarter. It was his fourth straight 30-point game, tying him with Wade as the only Heat player with such streaks in the franchise's 25-year history.
"He's off the planet right now," Wade said of James. "He's not even the best basketball player on the planet. He's surpassed the planet. He's somewhere else."
It was the first time in James' career that he scored at least 30 points on 11 or fewer field-goal attempts. According to STATS LLC, it was only the 13th such game in the NBA since the start of the 2002-03 season.
"Just confident in my ability," James said.
Miami won at home despite missing Chris Bosh and Ray Allen, both out with the flu.
The Clippers got Chauncey Billups, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin back from injuries, but they combined for only 23 points.
Lakers 100, Bobcats 93: Kobe Bryant shrugged off a scoreless first half to finish with 20 points, eight assists and seven rebounds, and Los Angeles overcome a 20-point second-half deficit to beat host Charlotte.
Bryant attempted only two shots in the first half and didn't bother coming out for warmups to start the second half. "We have to play the right way," said Bryant, who was upset with the Lakers' selfish play.
Dwight Howard added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers.
Pistons 119, Spurs 109: Greg Monroe had 26 points and 16 rebounds, and host Detroit snapped San Antonio's 11-game win streak. The Spurs were without Tim Duncan (knee) and Manu Ginobili (hamstring), and the Pistons, who led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter, were without Andre Drummond. The rookie will miss four to six weeks because of a stress fracture in his back.
Thunder 127, Phoenix 96: Kevin Durant had 21 points, and Oklahoma City rode a gigantic third-quarter run to a rout of visiting Phoenix. All five Thunder starters had at least one basket during a 21-0 run.
Rockets 118, Trail Blazers 103: James Harden had 35 points and 11 assists, and host Houston beat Portland. Harden went 13 for 16 from the field, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range.
Raptors 100, Pacers 98: Rudy Gay scored 17 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, rallying visiting Toronto over Indiana. The game went into OT for Toronto after Amir Johnson's buzzer-beating tip-in stood after a replay review. The Pacers were playing their fourth game in five nights.
Knicks 100, Timberwolves 94: Carmelo Anthony had 36 points, including 12 points down the stretch to rally visiting New York to a win over Minnesota. Anthony topped 30 points for the 17th time this season.
Cavaliers 119, Magic 108: Kyrie Irving had 24 points and Cleveland handed visiting Orlando its 12th straight loss.
76ers: Former Warriors guard Jason Richardson will undergo surgery on his left knee and miss the rest of the season.
Timberwolves: Minnesota waived former Warriors forward Lou Amundson and signed Chris Johnson for the rest of the season. Johnson began the season with the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League.