Lacking talent in South Beach, Wolves lose to LeBron, Heat


LeBron James blew up in the second half and led the Heat to a 103-92 win over the Timberwolves in Miami Tuesday night. LeBron had just six points at the half, but ended the game with 22 points, 7 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 blocks.

Kevin Love scored 14 points (2-10 shooting) and 18 rebounds, but it was Andrei Kirilenko who had the scoring touch for the Wolves. He finished with 22 points. Nikola Pekovic added 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Ricky Rubio did not play in the game. He will be back in the lineup Thursday night when the Wolves host the red-hot Oklahoma City Thunder.

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