Miami got 22 points from Dwyane Wade en route to a 109-95 victory over New Orleans on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Bettors who backed the Heat were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 12.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 186.5.
Miami got 22 points from LeBron James and another 14 points from Mike Miller. LeBron James contributed 8 assists, while LeBron James cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
The Hornets got a 14-point performance from Jarrett Jack, who was supported by 14 points from Carl Landry. Trevor Ariza had 8 assists in a losing cause for New Orleans, while Marco Belinelli grabbed 5 rebounds.
The Heat hit the break leading 51-49 before taking care of business in the second half.
Miami had a 39-25 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.
Miami looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Bucks. The Hornets will aim to get back on the winning track vs Phoenix.