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Dwyane Wade, LeBron James Carry Miami Heat Past Timberwolves, 103-92

Chris Bosh scored 15 points and Mario Chalmers had 12 for the Heat

By Tim Reynolds
|  Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012  |  Updated 10:17 PM EDT
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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra looks on during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at AmericanAirlines Arena on Dec. 18, 2012 in Miami.

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Dwyane Wade scored 24 points, LeBron James added 22 points and 11 assists and the Miami Heat survived a huge rebounding differential to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-92 on Tuesday night.

Chris Bosh scored 15 points and Mario Chalmers added 12 for the Heat, who gave up 21 of the game's first 24 rebounds and wound up getting beaten 52-24 on the boards — yet still won.

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Andrei Kirilenko scored 22 for Minnesota, which played without guard Ricky Rubio, who's being eased back after recovering from knee surgery. The Timberwolves dropped their second straight. Kevin Love finished with 11 points and 18 rebounds, and Nikola Pekovic had a 18-point, 12-rebound effort for the Timberwolves.

James topped the 20-point mark for the 27th straight regular-season game and 43rd straight overall.

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