MIAMI (AP) _ Dwyane Wade saw Dorell Wright throw the ball in the
air as time expired, then pumped a fist and pointed up.
He could finally feel some relief _ the epic Miami Heat losing
streak has finally ended.
Wade scored 35 points. Mark Blount added 10 of his 19 in the
pivotal fourth quarter, and the Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 98-96
today to snap a 15-game skid. It is the longest in the NBA this
season and the second-longest in franchise history.
So what if Miami only improved to 9-33?
For the first time since December 22nd, the Heat could leave a
Wright had 14 points and 10 rebounds, Udonis Haslem scored 12
points and Earl Barron added 10 for Miami, which got eight assists
from Jason Williams.
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