|Date of game: 1/16/2015
Recap: Sacramento vs. Miami
Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Bosh scored 30 points and Luol Deng added 25 to guide the Miami Heat to a 95-83 win over the Sacramento Kings.
Heat star Dwyane Wade didn't play in his second straight game due to a strained left hamstring. Miami was also without Chris Andersen (illness), but managed to win for the third time in four games.
Shabazz Napier had 12 points for Miami, which led by as many as 20 in the fourth quarter.
"We were just trying to get after them. That's a very talented offensive team," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We tried to put as much pressure on their perimeters as we could. Guys stepped up to that challenge."
DeMarcus Cousins scored 17 to go with 11 rebounds to pace the Kings, who lost their second in a row. Cousins committed eight of Sacramento's 15 turnovers, which led to 17 Miami points.
"We just couldn't create pace all night," Kings coach Tyrone Corbin said. "We just didn't look for opportunities early. We fell into the trap of pressure to play into that pace."
Ben McLemore had 15 points, followed by Darren Collison with 13, Ray McCallum with 11 and Derrick Williams with 10.
A 3-pointer from Shawne Williams at the conclusion of the first quarter provided the visitors with a 26-22 lead.
Bosh then scored nine in the second when the Heat went 10-of-18 from the field. The second straight 26-22 quarter moved Miami ahead eight at the break. The Heat scored the final seven points of the quarter.
The run extended to 12-0, which Bosh capping it with a 3-pointer for a 57-44 advantage nearly two minutes into the third. The difference was 75-61 going to the fourth.Game Notes
Miami has won 19 of its last 21 games against Sacramento ... The Kings played
without Rudy Gay, who was out with a left knee lateral joint capsule sprain.
The injury occurred with in the first quarter of Tuesday's game versus Dallas
... Sacramento's Carl Landry (sprained right wrist) also sat out.