Source: Agencies | 2013-2-16 | NEWSPAPER EDITION
MIAMI'S LeBron James had 39 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as the Heat trampled the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-100 on Thursday in a clash of NBA title contenders before the All-Star break.
Chris Bosh chipped in 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Heat won their sixth straight against the Thunder dating to the sweep of last year's NBA Finals.
In Thursday's only other game, the all-Los Angeles showdown saw the Clippers beat the Lakers 125-101.
In Oklahoma City, James was in position to continue his NBA record run of games with at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting to seven, but missed from beyond the 3-point line as the shot clock ran down with just over a minute left.
That dropped him to 14 for 24 in the game (58 percent). James had said before the game that he didn't care if the streak continued, as long as Miami kept winning.
Kevin Durant had 40 points and eight rebounds, but missed his first seven shots as Oklahoma City fell hopelessly behind.
The Heat currently led the Eastern Conference while Oklahoma, which had won four straight by 20 points or more before losing their last two, are second to San Antonio (42-12) in the Western Conference.
The Clippers cemented their supremacy over the Lakers with a comfortable victory.
Chris Paul had 24 points and 13 assists and Blake Griffin scored 18 of his 22 points in a spectacular first quarter that set up the victory.
The Clippers have won the first three games of the season, already clinching the season series between the two.
Kobe Bryant had 20 points and 11 assists for the Lakers.