Chalmers guides Heat to 18th successive win

Miami Heat are now unbeaten in 18 games after a 105-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers.
Mario Chalmers top scored with 26 points for the Heat. Net photo.
Mario Chalmers top scored with 26 points for the Heat. Net photo.

Sunday
Boston              79 – 91 Oklahoma City
Chicago           81 – 90 LA Lakers
Cleveland       96 – 100 Toronto
Philadelphia  91 – 99 Orlando
Dallas          100 – 77 Minnesota
Portland          96 – 98 New Orleans
Milwaukee  115 – 113 Sacramento

Miami Heat are now unbeaten in 18 games after a 105-91 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

Mario Chalmers scored 26 points and Chris Bosh added 24 as the Heat tied the seventh longest in NBA history and the best since the Boston Celtics won 19 straight during the 2008-09 season.

David West scored 17 of his 24 points in the first half for the Pacers, who fell nine games behind Miami in the Eastern Conference standings.

Amir Johnson scored 17 points and matched his career-high of 16 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors downed the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-96.

Orlando Magic ended a seven-game home losing streak with a 99-91 defeat of the Philadelphia 76ers, Jameer Nelson scoring 24 points and having 10 assists.

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