Dwyane Wade added 30 points on 13-of-19 shooting and 10 rebounds
for the Heat, who have won back-to-back games. Chris Bosh recorded
17 points and seven boards as Miami improved to 20-4 at home.
Brandon Jennings had 26 points and seven assists while Rodney
Stuckey scored 20 off the bench for the Pistons. Greg Monroe
collected 17 points and 11 rebounds and Andre Drummond added 12 and
12 as Detroit fell for the fifth time in seven games.
The Pistons trailed by 11 points midway through the third quarter
but used a 16-6 run to pull within a point before Ray Allen's
buzzer-beating 3-pointer sent the Heat into the final period with an
84-80 cushion. Allen began the fourth with another 3-pointer and
Wade followed with a jumper to spread it to a nine-point gap.
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Detroit clawed back to within 91-85 midway through the fourth before
Wade scored seven points during a 9-0 spurt that left Miami with a
15-point edge. Drummond stole Wade's pass and took it back for a
transition dunk to cut it to 102-96 with 38 seconds left but the
Heat managed to get one last stop on defense to close it out.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami is 2-0 in February after closing the month with
12 straight victories to kick off their 27-game run last season.
Drummond's double-double is his 35th of the season and third
straight. Wade (knees) is shooting 61.1 percent in four games since
returning from a four-game absence.
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