MIAMI — Dwyane Wade scored 24 points, LeBron James added 22 points and 11 assists and the Miami Heat survived a huge rebounding differential to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-92 on Tuesday night.
Chris Bosh scored 15 points and Mario Chalmers added 12 for the Heat, who gave up 21 of the game’s first 24 rebounds and wound up getting beaten 52-24 on the boards — yet still won.
Andrei Kirilenko scored 22 for Minnesota, which played without guard Ricky Rubio, who’s being eased back after recovering from knee surgery. The Timberwolves dropped their second straight. Kevin Love finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds, and Nikola Pekovic had a 18-point, 12-rebound effort for the Timberwolves.
Also on Tuesday:
LOS ANGELES — Kobe Bryant scored four of his 30 points in the final 1:26 and the Lakers overcame an 18-point third-quarter deficit to hand Charlotte its 12th straight loss.
WASHINGTON — Lou Williams scored a season-high 24 points and Josh Smith had 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead Atlanta past Washington in overtime.
NEW YORK — Mo Williams scored 19 points, Al Jefferson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Utah held on to beat Brooklyn.
CHICAGO — Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer scored 21 points apiece, and Joakim Noah had a triple-double for Chicago. Noah had 11 points, 13 rebounds and a career high-tying 10 assists for his second career triple-double.
MILWAUKEE — Brandon Jennings scored 13 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Monta Ellis had 19 points, leading Milwaukee past Indiana.
DENVER — Danilo Gallinari scored a season-high 28 points and outplayed Tim Duncan down the stretch as Denver beat San Antonio. Duncan had 31 points — also a season high — to go along with 18 rebounds for the Spurs.
OAKLAND, Calif. — David Lee had 26 points and nine rebounds, Klay Thompson finished with 19 points and the Warriors brought their surprising road run home with a victory over struggling New Orleans.
CLEVELAND — Jose Calderon scored a season-high 23 points, and Toronto won on the road for the second time this season.
DALLAS — O.J. Mayo scored 26 points, Chris Kaman added 20 and Dallas snapped a three-game losing streak.