The defending champion Miami Heat handed the Bobcats their 16th straight loss, a 105-92 pounding Wednesday night in Charlotte, N.C.

LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists, and Dwyane Wade had 29 points and nine rebounds as Miami extended its winning streak to six.

The Bobcats haven't won since Nov. 24.

Elsewhere: Tristan Thompson's three-point play with 24.4 seconds remaining gave the Cavaliers their first two-game winning streak of the season as Cleveland beat the Wizards, 87-84, in Washington. . . . The visiting New Orleans Hornets snapped an 11-game skid with a 97-94 win over the Orlando Magic, who lost their third consecutive game. . . . The woeful Detroit Pistons lasted into double overtime before losing to the Hawks, 126-119, in Atlanta.

Fine in vulgar exchange

The league Wednesday fined Denver's Jordan Hamilton $25,000 for a vulgar exchange with a fan near the end of the Nuggets' 112-100 Christmas Day loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles. The confrontation was caught by TV cameras. - Wire reports