The Heat got a 33-point performance from LeBron James as Miami handed Houston a 125-119 defeat on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Miami won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 209.5.
Miami got 31 points from Chris Bosh and another 30 points from Dwyane Wade. LeBron James contributed 7 assists, while Chris Bosh cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Houston got 29 points from Kevin Martin in a losing cause and another 28 points from Luis Scola. Kyle Lowry contributed 9 assists for the Rockets, while Chuck Hayes had 7 rebounds.
The Heat hit the break leading 71-68 before taking care of business in the second half.
Miami had a 48-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Miami heads into a battle against the Cavaliers. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against New Jersey.