108 - 120 Final
  for this game

Heat win seventh straight, top Kings

Feb 22, 2012 - 4:27 AM Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and dished out 10 assists, and the Miami Heat pulled away in the fourth quarter to take down the Sacramento Kings, 120-108, on Tuesday.

Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each added 20 points and LeBron James contributed 18 for the Heat, who have won seven straight and 10 of 11.

All of Miami's seven consecutive wins have been by double-digit margins.

"We weren't necessarily sharp consistently throughout the game. We did some nice things in spurts and stretches," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.

"You do have to give the Kings credit. They played very well. They have some weapons, some young weapons on that team. If they get into a rhythm and get some confidence they can be very dangerous. They pushed us until the very end."

Jason Thompson and Tyreke Evans each had double-doubles for Sacramento. Thompson posted 16 points to go with 10 rebounds and Evans had 21 points and 10 assists. Isaiah Thomas donated 24 points to pace the Kings, who have lost six straight overall and seven in a row to the Heat.

Sacramento has also lost 10 in a row in Miami.

"We had to play a perfect game to win against this team and we were pretty close to a perfect game," said Kings coach Keith Smart. "We had moments, but when you give up 25 points off of turnovers, you are not going to beat many teams."

A tightly-contested game through three quarters entered the fourth with Miami up 93-88. After Donte Greene's jumper cut the Heat's lead to three, they quickly built it to double digits, scoring 13 of the next 15 to take a 106-92 edge.

The Kings would not threaten again.

Sacramento trimmed its deficit to two three times in the third period, but were unable to tie or take the lead. The Heat went on a 12-4 run after Evans' layup made it 70-68, and held off runs that brought the Kings to within 84-82 and 87-85.

Miami shot 63.2 percent from the floor, while holding the visitors to a 36.4 percent mark in the second quarter. Wade made each of his four attempts from the field and had 11 points overall as the Heat took a 57-53 edge at the half. The Kings outscored the Heat 32-26 in the first quarter.

Game Notes

The Heat's Udonis Haslem moved into 2nd place on Miami's all-time rebound list with 1:01 remaining in the third quarter...Chalmers' six treys tied a career- high...Kings center DeMarcus Cousins was charged a technical foul with 5:34 to play in the third...Wade finished with a 68.8 field-goal percentage (11- of-16).