Updated: Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013, 2:03 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013, 2:03 AM EST
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Miami Heat set a team record with their 15th consecutive win as Dwyane (dwayn) Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to a 97-81 win over Minnesota. The Heat led by just six with eight minutes left before going on a 17-5 run. LeBron James added 20 points and 10 boards in 35 minutes after being listed as a game-time decision with a twisted left knee.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Amare Stoudemire scored 22 points and the New York Knicks turned a 52-30 deficit into a 102-97 triumph at Cleveland. The Knicks played the second half without Carmelo Anthony because of a right knee injury suffered late in the second quarter. Anthony said after the game he wasn't sure he could play in Wednesday's game against Detroit.
UNDATED (AP) — Fourth-ranked Kansas and No. 8 Louisville enjoyed easy victories Monday. Jeff Withey scored 22 points and the Jayhawks took over the Big 12 lead by clobbering Texas Tech 79-42. Rick Pitino picked up his 300th win as the Cardinals' coach as Russ Smith delivered 18 points to Louisville's 67-51 triumph over Cincinnati.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin was productive in his first game since suffering a concussion against Florida on Feb. 22. Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored in the third period as the Pens rallied to beat Tampa Bay 4-3. Malkin tied the game with 14:22 remaining before Crosby tallied less than two minutes later.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Phoenix Coyotes beat Anaheim 5-4 in a shootout for the second time in three days, giving the Pacifici Division-leading Ducks their first losing streak of the season. Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Mike Smith stopped Bobby Ryan to secure the win. Andrew Vermette, Shane Doan, Matthew Lombardi and Keith Yandle scored for the Coyotes.