LeBron James and Dwyane Wade carved up one of the strongest teams in the West on their formidable home court, for four quarters, as the Heat extended their winning streak to 9.
Wade and James comined for 71 points. James had 38, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Wade had 33 points, 10 assists and 4 steals.
It was a massacre on the defensive end for the Heat, who cruised through the second half as the game was all but over at half time.
Portland had no answer for Miami’s slashing wingers, even putting the long and effective defenders of Gerald Wallace, Wesley Matthews and Nicholas Batum on the Heat’s stars.
Chris Bosh was missing as he was at home with his family following the death of his grandmother, but the Heat didn’t miss him in the slightest, as their offensive efficiency killed Portland, turning the ball over just 9 times and shooting over 50% from three.
LaMarcus Aldridge was spirited for the Trailblazers, at times doing it single handedly, and when Jamal Crawford started making shots in the fourth quarter the Heat had to turn off auto pilot and finish off the home side.
Miami travel to Utah tomorrow to play the Jazz.