NBA: Heat one win away from sweep

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dwyane Wade had 32 points and 10 rebounds, LeBron James finished with 24 points and 15 boards and Miami took a 3-0 lead in its first-round series against Philadelphia with a 100-94 victory Thursday night.

Chris Bosh scored 19 points for the Heat, who rallied from an early 10-point deficit to move within one win of a sweep of the Eastern Conference series.

Game 4 is Sunday in Philadelphia.

Elton Brand had 21 points and 11 rebounds for the 76ers.

Wade delivered with a string of big baskets - he was 10 of 19 from the field overall - in the third and fourth quarters that spurred the Heat. He drew a foul on a spin move against Jrue Holiday and hit two free throws with 51.6 seconds left that about clinched the game.

Wade was 12 for 12 from the free throw line.

Lou Williams missed a 3 in the final minute that would have made it a one-point game. Holiday scored 20 points and Williams finished with 15.


INDIANAPOLIS - Derrick Rose scored 23 points, including the go-ahead layup with 17.8 seconds left, to help Chicago take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series.

Rose's late basket was his only field goal in the second half. He made just 4 of 18 shots as he was blanketed, and at times pummeled, by Indiana's Paul George and Dahntay Jones. He made up for it by making 13 of 15 free throws. Rose averaged 37.5 points in the first two games of the series.

Luol Deng had 21 points and Kyle Korver added 12 for the Bulls.

Indiana's Danny Granger had a chance to win it at the end, but he missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. He led the Pacers with 21 points.

Rose's layup with 17.8 seconds remaining gave the Bulls an 86-84 lead. The Pacers went for the win, but Granger's 3-pointer was off, and Chicago's Ronnie Brewer rebounded. He was fouled, then made two free throws with 1.1 seconds left.


PORTLAND, Ore. - Wesley Matthews had 25 points and Portland cut Dallas' lead in the first-round playoff series to 2-1.

Jason Terry had 29 points for the Mavericks, including five 3-pointers.

The Blazers led by as many as 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Jason Kidd made a long jumper with 12.9 seconds left to get within 95-92 but Dallas couldn't catch the Blazers.

Game 4 is Saturday afternoon at the Rose Garden.

The Mavs and Blazers split their regular-season series, with each team winning at home twice.

Portland has won 11 of their last 12 at the Rose Garden. Overall against Dallas, the Blazers have a 47-18 advantage at home.


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