Blazers can't handle Heat, Miami ignited by 32 from LBJ

Blazers can't handle Heat, Miami ignited by 32 from LBJ
March 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
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Damian Lillard unleashes two monster jams in first quarter

(Steve Mitchell | USA Today Sports Images)

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat wanted a win badly and they got one at the expense of the Portland Trail Blazers.

At the end of four quarters, led by LeBron James, the Heat came out victorious with a 93-91 win to keep Portland without a win on this five-game road trip.

James dominated the game, finishing with 32 points, six rebounds and five assists. Chris Bosh had 15 points and eight rebounds. 

Greg Oden, in his first game versus his former team, registered four points, three rebounds and four fouls in 15 minutes as the team’s starting center.

Dwyane Wade did not play due to a ankle injury.

Lillard scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half and grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists. Mo Williams supplied 17 points off the bench.  Wesley Matthews added 15.

Nicolas Batum committed five turnovers, but produced a double-double 0f 11 points and 10 boards.

Portland (45-26) is back at it again against the Orlando Magic tomorrow night.