The Heat came close to having two players with triple-doubles, with Bam Adebayo finishing with 10 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists before fouling out with about a minute left. A 3-pointer by John Wall got the Rockets within seven not long after that, but Miami scored the next five points to pull away again — The Heat used a run to take a lead in the third quarter and limited the Rockets to just 10 points in the quarter.
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Miami won its fourth straight and handed Houston its fourth loss in a row. Rockets: Begin a three-game trip at New York on Saturday night.
He was fouled and made two free throws with 10 seconds to go and the Heat added two more free throws in the final seconds to secure the win. John Wall and Eric Gordon led the Rockets with 17 points each.
Miami pushed the lead to 15 on a 3-pointer by Max Strus with about eight minutes to go before Houston used a spurt to get within three minutes later. DeMarcus Cousins had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
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The winning streak comes after the Heat lost seven of their eight. Miami's last three games have been decided by seven points or fewer.
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Butler had his first triple-double of the season and 10th overall. Jimmy ButlerThe Canadian Press.
Rockets: Christian Wood missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle. Strus had a career-high 21 points and tied a career mark with five 3s. Miami trailed by 13 in the first half, but used a big run and great defence in the third to take a point lead into the fourth quarter. The Heat missed two shots after that but got the rebound both times, with Butler grabbing the second one.
They remained up by 12 after a dunk by Adebayo before Houston used a run to get to with less than a minute to go.