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Heat Snap Three Game Slide, Beat Spurs

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0  Updated at 3:28 am, January 18th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images(MIAMI) — The Miami Heat found a way to snap their three-game losing streak on Tuesday night with an impressive second half of basketball.

It took a historic 39 points in the third-quarter turnaround to erase what was a 17-point deficit and beat the Spurs 120-98. In the third quarter, the Heat defense held the Spurs to only 12 points.

LeBron James led the way with 33 points and 10 rebounds. His buddy Chris Bosh contributed 30 in the victory.

“Hopefully I can get over this in the next couple days where I can get back to myself,” James said. “I just tried to push through it in the third quarter. My teammates did a great job of finding me and stepping up defensively. We all did that.”

Dwyane Wade sat out his fourth game of the season, this time because of a sprained right ankle.

The Heat are now 4-0 without Wade this season, 8-1 since early last season.

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