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Heat rout Bulls for season-high 9th straight win

Heat rout Bulls for season-high 9th straight win

ESPN.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
LeBron James scored 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls 86-67 Thursday for their season-high ninth straight win.
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Sports Columnists

  • O'Neal won't seek buyout, to remain with Suns

    Feb 21
    After the passing of the NBA trade deadline Thursday and a post-deadline meeting with team officials, Phoenix Suns center Jermaine O'Neal told ESPN that he is staying with the Suns as opposed to seeking a buyout of his contract
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    Feb 21
    The Atlanta Hawks investigated offers for Josh Smith for several weeks but ultimately decided not to make a deal.
  • Eric Maynor traded from Oklahoma City Thunder to Portland Trail Blazers

    Feb 21
    The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded backup point guard Eric Maynor to the Portland Trail Blazers, sources told ESPN.com. The Thunder will receive a $2.2 million trade exception in return for Maynor.
  • Orlando Magic trade J.J. Redick to Milwaukee Bucks, according to sources

    Feb 21
    The Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic have agreed to a trade that will send J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith to the Bucks in return for Tobias Harris, Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb, league sources told ESPN.com.