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Miami Defeats Detroit 88-87 - Recap

Detroit was victimized by LeBron James for 39 points as the Heat defeated the Pistons 88-87 in NBA action on Friday.

Bettors who backed the Heat were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 8.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 189.5.

Miami got 15 points from Eddie House and another 12 points from Mike Miller. LeBron James contributed 9 assists, while Mike Miller cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Detroit got 21 points from Ben Gordon in a losing cause and another 19 points from Austin Daye. Tracy McGrady contributed 10 assists for the Pistons, while Chris Wilcox had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Detroit were victorious, as the score was 42-39 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Detroit as they grabbed 43 boards, while Miami only had 42.

Miami heads into a battle against the Thunder. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.