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Take away Miami’s sizzling start, and the Blazers outscored the Heat 52-29 over a huge swath of the first half. Miami answered with a 34-12 run, rebuilding a 14-point lead midway through third.

And after Portland had one more rally, it was all Miami in the final minutes.

NOTES: It was the 25th time Lillard scored more than 20 points this season, adding to his rookie-of-the-year credentials. … Aldridge has at least 11 field goals in each of his past five games. … The Heat were without Mike Miller, the latest victim of the flu bug that has ripped through the locker room, and lost starting forward Udonis Haslem to a lower-leg contusion in the opening quarter. X-rays on Haslem’s shin were negative.