Miami Streak Now at 27
Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) shoots in front of Orlando Magic forward Maurice Harkless during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Orlando Magic forward DeQuan Jones (20) collides with Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) while driving to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) dunks the ball in front of Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore, right, as the Heat's LeBron James, left, and Norris Cole (30) watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Monday, March 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Orlando, Fla. — LeBron James finished with 24 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat won their 27th straight game by running away in the final minutes to beat the Orlando Magic 108-94 last night.
Mario Chalmers scored 17, and Chris Bosh and Ray Allen each had 12 for Miami, which broke open a tie game with a 13-0 run spanning the end of the third and start of the fourth quarters.
The Heat now are within six games of matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers for the longest winning streak in NBA history. It was the 250th win for Heat coach Erik Spoelstra as well.
Pacers 100, Hawks 94
Indianapolis — Gerald Green scored 19 points and Roy Hibbert finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds, leading shorthanded Indiana past Atlanta.
Washington — John Wall scored a career-high 47 points and added eight assists, Emeka Okafor had 21 points and nine rebounds, and undermanned Washington beat Memphis.
Wall shot 13 of 22 from the field and made a career-high 19 free throws on 24 attempts.
Hornets 110, Nuggets 86
New Orleans — Ryan Anderson scored 23 points, Brian Roberts doubled his career high with 18 assists and shorthanded New Orleans beat Denver.
, ending the Nuggets’ 15-game win streak.
New Orleans, playing without its starting backcourt of Eric Gordon and Greivis Vasquez, won its third in a row and was in control all the way.
Roberts, a rookie making his second start, had 11 assists by halftime, two more than his previous best. Anderson was 5 of 11 on 3-pointers, and the Hornets sank 14-of-25 3s as seven players scored in double figures.
Danilo Gallinari had 24 points for the Nuggets, who were without starting point guard Ty Lawson (right heel injury) for the third consecutive game.