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“Both teams really played up to the billing,” Wade said. “An excellent basketball game.”

NOTES: James scored at least 20 points for the 30th straight regular-season game and 46th overall. … Wade is 7-1 on Christmas, and James has won six straight on the holiday. … Miami’s Mike Miller became the 48th active player to reach 10,000 points. … The Thunder have used the same starting lineup for all 27 games. … James passed Bernard King for 39th on the NBA career scoring list. … Attendance was 20,300, the largest crowd for a Heat home game since they moved into AmericanAirlines Arena.