Bucks take the Heat 104-85
Jennings, Dunleavy lead way for Milwaukee
Brandon Jennings scored 25 points and Mike Dunleavy had 13 of his 18 in the fourth quarter as the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Miami Heat 104-85 on Saturday night to spoil Dwyane Wade's return.
Wade was back after serving a one-game suspension for flailing his leg and making contact with guard Ramon Sessions' groin during the Heat's 105-92 victory over Charlotte on Wednesday. Wade sat out Miami's 109-99 loss to Detroit on Friday night, which snapped the Heat's six-game winning streak.
Wade had 24 points on 10-of-19 shooting, four assists, six rebounds and three turnovers. LeBron James added 26 points as Miami failed to reach 100 points for just the third time in 28 games.
Jennings's 25 points led five players in double figures; his seven assists also helped Milwaukee send visiting Miami to its second loss in two nights.
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 19 points and seven rebounds and Larry Sanders contributed 16 points, 11 boards and four blocks for the Bucks, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since taking four straight from Dec. 7-14.
LeBron James scored 26 points to lead the Heat, who have lost consecutive games for just the second time this season. Chris Bosh chipped in 12 points and 16 rebounds, but no other Miami player scored more than five points.
The Bucks led 54-39 with 1:58 left in the first half, but Miami came roaring back and led by as many as nine in the third quarter. Milwaukee answered with a 16-0 spurt bridging the third and fourth quarters and didn't trail again.
Milwaukee reeled off a 16-3 run later in the final period to pull away. Dunleavy added nine rebounds and six assists coming off the bench.
GAME NOTEBOOK: James has scored at least 20 points in all 28 games this season, matching Kevin McHale for the second-longest such streak to start a season since the NBA-ABA merger. George Gervin did it in the first 45 games of the 1981-82 season. … The teams have split two meetings this season. Miami won 113-106 at home Nov. 21. … The Bucks have scored more than 100 points in consecutive games for the first time this season.