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Heat improve to 5-0

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MIAMI — Chris Bosh scored 20 of his 24 points in the first half, and the Miami Heat improved to 5-0 for the first time in franchise history by rolling past the Charlotte Bobcats 129-90 on Sunday night.

The 129 points is the most scored by any NBA team so far this season and the 39-point victory margin matched the third-largest in Heat history. Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and LeBron James and Mario Chalmers each scored 16 for the Heat, who ran out to an 18-point lead after one quarter and never trailed.

DJ White scored 21 points and Kemba Walker finished with 17 for Charlotte.

NUGGETS 99, LAKERS 90

In Denver, Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, Ty Lawson had 17 points and 10 assists and Denver beat Los Angeles..

Nene had 13 points for the Nuggets, who avenged a three-point loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles less than 24 hours earlier.

Pau Gasol had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Andrew Bynum had 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant scored 16 points on 6 of 28 shooting.

BULLS 104, GRIZZLIES 64

In Chicago, Carlos Boozer scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls easily won their home opener.

Derrick Rose finished with 16 points after a slow start. Ronnie Brewer scored 17 with Richard Hamilton a late scratch because of a groin injury. But with Boozer dominating, the Bulls simply put this one away early.

MAGIC 102, RAPTORS 96

In Orlando, Fla., Ryan Anderson scored 24 points and led a fourth-quarter rally that sent Orlando to a win over Toronto.

The Magic trailed by as many as 16 points, but went on a 16-0 run in the final period. Orlando shot 4-for-5 on 3-pointers during the burst, with Anderson making two of them, as the Magic took a 94-88 lead with 3:05 left.

Dwight Howard had 19 points and 15 rebounds for the Magic.

CELTICS 94, WIZARDS 86

In Washington, Rajon Rondo had 18 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds while Kevin Garnett had 24 points and nine rebounds to lead Boston to a win over winless Washington.

The victory was the Celtics’ second in a row after losing their first three. Washington is 0-4. After losing their opener by six to New Jersey, the Wizards have lost the past three by 47 points.

John Wall, who was 10 for 37 from the field in Washington’s first three games, was 6 for 13. He had 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

TIMBERWOLVES 99, MAVERICKS 82

In Minneapolis, Kevin Love had 25 points and 17 rebounds and hit two huge 3s in the fourth quarter to help Minnesota beat Dallas, ending an 18-game losing streak dating to last season.

The young Wolves closed the game with a 15-0 run and this win has been a long time coming. They lost the last 15 games of last season and the first three of this year, meaning it’s been 295 days since the franchise’s last victory.

CAVALIERS 98, NETS 82

In Cleveland, Antawn Jamison scored 23 points and Cleveland made 16 3-pointers in a win over New Jersey..

Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 pick in the draft, had 13 points for Cleveland.

Deron Williams led New Jersey with 16 points.


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