Wade, Heat Finally Taste Victory Again

Guard scores 35 points as Miami breaks 15-game losing streak
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2008 8:16 PM CST
Wade, Heat Finally Taste Victory Again
Miami Heat center Mark Blount, left, and guard Ricky Davis celebrate after the Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers 98-96 in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)   (Associated Press)

The Miami Heat are about as happy as a 9-33 team could be tonight, after Dwayne Wade scored 35 points to lead a charge past the Indiana Pacers 98-96, ending a 15-game losing streak, reports the Associated Press. The streak was the longest in the NBA this season and the second longest in franchise history.

"We wanted it," Wade said, moments after knocking away an inbounds pass to seal the Heat's first win since Dec. 22. The Pacers, who have lost 13 of 17, made it interesting down the stretch as a 9-2 run in the final four minutes cut the Heat lead to two with 1:07 remaining. Wade and the Miami defense, however, held on in the closing seconds. (Read more NBA stories.)

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