Super subs spark Heat to seventh straight win

Updated: Feb 22, 2012, 10:11 AM IST

Florida: Miami`s reserves starred in a critical late-game stretch that delivered the Heat their seventh straight victory with a 120-108 home win over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

Following three tight quarters, the red-hot Heat rode their reserves during a 13-2 run early in the fourth that gave them a 106-92 advantage and a clear path to their latest triumph.

The team`s bench scored all but two points during the game-breaking stretch, and finished with 32 for the game, to aid a game-high 30 points and 10 assists from Dwyane Wade.

Chris Bosh added 20 and 10 rebounds and LeBron James chipped in 18 points to fuel NBA-leading Miami (26-7) who have won their last seven games by at least 12 points.

The struggling Kings (10-22) have now lost six straight.

Isaiah Thomas put up a team-high 24 points and Marcus Thornton finished with 23 for Sacramento who took a six-point lead after the first quarter but fell behind late in the second and had to play catch up the rest of the way.

Bureau Report