CHRIS Bosh and Dwyane Wade each scored 23 points, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 101-95 on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) for their sixth straight win.
Bosh also grabbed 11 rebounds in the win, Miami's fifth consecutive victory against the Lakers on Christmas Day. LeBron James had 19 points and Ray Allen added 12.
Miami improved to 7-0 against the Western Conference this season with its 19th straight overall win against West opponents.
Nick Young scored 20 points for the Lakers, who tried to keep the game close in the final period but suffered through a poor shooting night that led to its third straight loss.