Heat move to 2-0 at home, ease past 76ers

November 5, 2008 7:14:02 PM PST
Dwyane Wade scored 29 points, Mario Chalmers set a franchise record with nine steals, and the Miami Heat scored 12 straight points in the fourth quarter to pull away and beat the Philadelphia 76ers 106-83 on Wednesday night. Wade added seven rebounds and six assists. The Heat forced 26 turnovers - matching the most in the NBA this season - and moved to 2-0 at home for the first time since 2004.

Michael Beasley finished with 17 points, and Shawn Marion - playing with a hard plastic mask to protect a broken nose - added 12 points and seven rebounds for Miami (2-2). Yakhouba Diawara scored 11 points and Udonis Haslem added 10 for the Heat.

Thaddeus Young scored 12 of his 19 points in the first quarter for Philadelphia, which got 16 points from Louis Williams and a 12-point, 12-rebound night from Elton Brand. Andre Miller finished with 11 points and six assists for the 76ers (2-3).


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