LeBron’s late show gives Heat the win, Rondo powers Celtics to win over Bulls

Updated: November 13, 2012

LeBron James put on a second half show delivering a 6th win of the season to Miami, Rondo powered Boston to a win, Oklahoma and Westwood thundered past Detroit, Utah overcame Toronto in overtime, while there were also wins for Atlanta, Phoenix, Minnesota and Milwaukee as the NBA roadshow continued on Monday night.

LeBron James scored 32 points in the second half and the Miami Heat rallied late for a 113-110 win over the Houston Rockets. James finished with 38 points for the game. He also hauled in 10 rebounds and dished out six assists. Miami trailed the entire fourth quarter until James scored on a layup with 18 seconds left to play, giving the Heat the lead for good. Chris Bosh also tallied a double-double, finishing with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Dwyane Wade chipped in with 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds in the victory. Chandler Parsons led the Rockets with 25 points and James Harden had 22, but he missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the end of the game for Houston, which has lost four of its last five games.

Russell Westbrook scored 14 of his game- high 33 points in the fourth quarter as the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied to take a 92-90 victory over the winless Detroit Pistons. Westbrook also had 10 rebounds and four assists, while Kevin Durant had 26 points and nine boards for the Thunder, who won their fifth straight. Kevin Martin finished with 13 points and Serge Ibaka netted 11 with seven rebounds and six blocks in the victory. Rodney Stuckey had 19 points and Greg Monroe added 17 for Detroit, which is off to the worst start in franchise history at 0-8.

It took three overtimes, but the Utah Jazz eventually prevailed over the Toronto Raptors, 140-133, to pick up their first road victory of the season. Al Jefferson hit game-tying shots to send the game to a first extra period and then a second. He scored 24 points and pulled down 17 rebounds, while Paul Millsap scored a season-high 34 points. He drained clutch 3-pointers in each of the extra periods for Utah, which had lost its first four road games.

Goran Dragic scored a game-high 21 points and dished out seven assists to lead the Phoenix Suns to a 110-100 win over the Denver Nuggets, while Brandon Jennings poured in a season-high 33 points as the Milwaukee Bucks topped the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-96.

Also last night, Nikola Pekovic netted a team-high 20 points and pulled down six rebounds as the Minnesota Timberwolves knocked off the Dallas Mavericks, 90-82, Andrei Kirilenko finished with a double-double on 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Alexey Shved also added 16 points for the Timberwolves, who are off to their best seven-game start (5-2) since they won six of their first seven in 2001, and Josh Smith poured in 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks escaped with a 95-87 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Tonight’s action sees Washington, still without a win this season on the road to Charlotte, while Toronto look to put their overtime loss to Utah behind them when they look to overturn a 4 game losing streak against Indiana. Bottom of the Northwest Division Portland take on bottom of the Pacific Division Sacramento. Cleveland on a 3 game losing streak take on Brooklyn on a 2 game winning streak, home advantage and winning momentum could count in favour of the Nets. New York return to the court against Orlando. The Knicks are flying, still unbeaten so far in their first 4 games.

The big match up tonight features a resurgent Lakers, who entertain San Antonio. The Spurs, top of the Southwest Division with only 1 loss from 7 will provide a stern test to the Lakers who have had their worst start to a season in Franchise history. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will be looking to pile more misery on the team of superstars, however in recent games the Lakers have shown signs of improvement winning their last 2 games. Steve Nash still sits out through injury, but with the likes of Gasol, Howard and Bryant it should be a tight game.

Here are some of the 2BET2 odds for tonight’s games.

New York -271 @ Orlando +229

San Antonio -114 @ Lakers -109