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Heat seek second straight win when they host 76ers

Nov 27, 2006 - 3:01 PM Philadelphia (5-8) at Miami (5-8) 7:30 pm EST

MIAMI (Ticker) -- Dwyane Wade has a new role as he tries to return the Miami Heat to their old form.

The struggling Heat hope to build on Saturday's win when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers at home on Monday.

Wade had eight assists in the first half before exploding for 24 of his 35 points after the break, sparking Miami to a 102-93 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. While directing the offense, Wade took over with his electric moves and deft jumper.

Alonzo Mourning scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half for the Heat, who snapped a season-high three-game losing streak and won for just the second time in eight games.

The 76ers also have struggled recently and they continued their downward spiral on Saturday, losing for the fifth time in six games. Allen Iverson scored 31 points, but shot just 10-of-28, and Andre Iguodala added 17 for the Sixers, who dropped a 108-95 decision to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

For the fifth straight game, Philadelphia was without injured big men Chris Webber and Steven Hunter. Shavlik Randolph scored a career-high 12 points but Samuel Dalembert managed just six and eight boards.

Miami has won five straight home games against the Sixers and six of the last nine contests overall.

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