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James' triple-double helps Heat pound Pistons

  • Article by: LARRY LAGE
  • Associated Press
  • March 28, 2014 - 9:00 PM

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — LeBron James had 17 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Miami Heat build a big lead, and then he rested in the fourth quarter of a 110-78 victory against the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

The banged-up Heat had little trouble even though they were without Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Ray Allen and Greg Oden. Udonis Haslem scored 12 of his 17 points in the first quarter, when James already had seven assists.

Greg Monroe and Will Bynum each had 12 points for the Pistons, who honored their 1989 championship team at halftime.

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