LeBron James had 21 points, 8 assists, and 14 boards for his first double-digit rebounding game of the season, leading the visiting Miami Heat to a 103-82 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night.
Dwyane Wade had 19 points and five rebounds in his return from a two-game absence and the Heat controlled the glass until garbage time after getting hammered on the boards by Detroit and Chicago in consecutive losses.
James' 14 boards tied his high in a Heat uniform.
Kevin Martin scored 19 points for the Timberwolves. But they sorely missed Kevin Love's presence on the glass. Love missed the game to be with his family following the death of his grandmother on Wednesday night.
Klay Thompson scored 30 points and David Lee finished with 23 to help the visiting Golden State Warriors defeat the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies, 108-82.
Stephen Curry scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, despite shooting 7 of 16 on the night as the Warriors ended an 11-game skid against the Grizzlies. Curry had 15 assists, two more Memphis' team total.
Mike Miller led the Grizzlies with 16 points.
Memphis played without starters Marc Gasol and Tony Allen, plus Ed Davis, who had moved into the starting lineup. Then in the second quarter, Memphis lost Quincy Pondexter, who started for Allen, to a right midfoot sprain.
Kyrie Irving, coming off the first scoreless game of his career, scored 20 points and the host Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 88-82.
Tristan Thompson added 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrew Bynum added 18 points for Cleveland.
Brandon Jennings scored 33 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 92-75 win over the short-handed Bulls in Chicago.
The Bulls shot 33 percent from the floor while playing without leading scorer Luol Deng, who was sidelined by tightness in his left calf.
- Associated Press