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LeBron James had 32 points and eight rebounds, louis vuitton shoes Norris Cole added 16 points and the Miami Heat pulled away in the final minutes to beat Houston 97-88 on Sunday night and eliminate the Rockets from postseason contention. Mike Miller scored 11 for injury-depleted Miami, which still has a mathematical chance of catching Chicago for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Joel Anthony added 11 for the Heat on 5-for-5 shooting. Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 23 for Houston, which led by as many as 13 in the first half. Parsons tied the game at 83 with a layup late in the fourth, before gucci sunglasses James' 3-pointer sparked an 8-0 run. Manu Ginobili scored 20 points to lead San Antonio to its seventh consecutive victory, beating Cleveland. The Spurs (47-16) moved 1½ games ahead of Oklahoma City, which lost to the Lakers earlier Sunday, in the race for the best record in the Western Conference. A victory over Portland on Monday would secure the top spot in the West for the Spurs, who own the tiebreaker over the Thunder. Cleveland (21-42) lost for the fourth time in its last five games despite the Spurs giving Tim Duncan the night off. With the playoffs right around the corner, the 35-year-old Duncan was the only active Spur not to play. CHARLOTTE, N.C. DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 10 rebounds, and Sacramento handed Charlotte its 20th consecutive loss. The Kings had lost nine of their previous 10 games, but this one was never in doubt as they scored 78 points in the paint and led by as many as 35 in the fourth quarter. Tyreke Evans was dominant while slicing his way through a non-existent Bobcats defense, hitting 10 of 11 shots from the field and finishing with 22 points. Kemba Walker had 13 points and 11 assists for burberry outlet the Bobcats, who are nearing the NBA record for futility. If the Bobcats (7-56) lose their final three games, they'll finish with the worst winning percentage in league history. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Reserve Ben Gordon scored 19 points, including the go-ahead basket, to help Detroit beat Toronto. Gordon's 3-pointer with less than 3 minutes to play broke a 68-all tie and he added four subsequent free throws to keep Detroit ahead. Rookie Brandon Knight also had 19 points to help the Pistons end a two-game losing streak. DeMar DeRozan had 16 for the Raptors, who lost their third straight. MINNEAPOLIS — Charles Jenkins had 24 points and nine assists while playing all 48 minutes to rally Golden State from a 21-point deficit to beat Minnesota. Brandon Rush scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and also grabbed nine rebounds. Klay Thompson scored 17 points for the Warriors, who snapped an eight-game losing streak. Nikola Pekovic had 19 points and 16 rebounds, and JJ Barea had 14 points and 12 assists in all 48 minutes for the Timberwolves, who announced earlier that All-Star power forward Kevin Love would not play the final two games of the season because of a concussion. DENVER — JaVale McGee scored 17 points, throwing down a half-dozen dunks in the second half, and Denver pulled away to beat Orlando. Danilo Gallinari also scored 17, Arron Afflalo had 15 burberry bags and Ty Lawson 13 for the Nuggets, who swept the two-game season series with Orlando, avoiding the Magic's injured Dwight Howard both times. Ryan Anderson scored 24 points for the Magic, who lost their third straight. Glen Davis added 14 points for Orlando, which also lost guard Jameer Nelson to a calf injury. He left the game in the first quarter and did not return. The sun shined brightly on Denny Hamlin at Kansas Speedway. At the most opportune of times, too. Hamlin's car hooked up after the final pit stop Sunday, just as the sun broke through on an overcast afternoon, and he powered by Martin Truex Jr. for the lead. Hamlin then managed to hold off a late charge by Truex to win for the second time this season. "Whether it was coincidence or not," Hamlin louis vuitton handbags said, "our car definitely felt better when the sun came out. I felt the car lost a lot of grip, but I guess a lot of guys did." It was the Joe Gibbs Racing driver's first win at Kansas. "I felt all day I was behind the 56, and his car looked so superior to the whole field, and we just needed some kind of change -- the weather, an adjustment -- to make something happen," Hamlin said, smiling. "And we got both of them." Pole-sitter and South Bay native AJ Allmendinger placed 32nd, completing 257 laps in his Penske Dodge. He led the first 44 laps at the 11/2-mile oval but had problems with the fuel injection system. "It's just starting to feel like 'Groundhog's Day,' " he said. "I know I'm not the only one here frustrated. We all are. ... Our car was fast out front, and then the gremlins hit us." Jimmie Johnson was third for Hendrick Motorsports, which oakley sunglasses has failed in 14 tries to win the team's 200th NASCAR Sprint Cup race. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (seventh) and Kasey Kahne (eighth) also finished in the top 10, while Jeff Advertisement Gordon had engine trouble late and placed 21st. "I was just watching from the third spot, hoping those guys would give me an opportunity," Johnson said. "I just wish I was closer to those guys to race for it." Hamlin's best finish at Kansas had been third last year, and for most of Sunday he was content to ride around during long green-flag runs out of the spotlight. His car Cheapest louis vuitton men t shirts sale white 2012 kept getting better with each stop, though, and his Toyota finally took off at the end. Just as the sun finally poked through on an unseasonably cold day. "They didn't panic," team owner J.D. Gibbs said. "They paced themselves, and I'm glad the sun stayed out a little at the end." Truex dominated most of the day, leading 173 laps (out of 267). It was his third top-five finish of the season, but he's yet to win in 175 races. "Sorry guys, I lost this one for you," a despondent Truex radioed to his Michael Waltrip Racing team. Truex said his final set of tires cost him. He was monster beats the loosest he'd been all race, and that allowed Hamlin to charge into the lead. Formula One: Two-time world champion Sebastian Vettel held off Kimi Raikkonen to win the Bahrain Grand Prix, as the race was held without disruption by anti-government protests that turned violent in the days before the event. Pole-sitter Vettel led from start at the 3.36-mile Sakhir course for his first win of the season. Raikkonen worked his way up from 11th on the grid to finish 3.3 seconds behind for his first podium finish since returning to F1 this season. Raikkonen's Lotus teammate Romain Grosjean was third, followed by Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber. The race, which was canceled last year because of the unrest in the divided Gulf nation, had been overshadowed most of the week by clashes between riot police and anti-government demonstrators. The race itself, though, was held without a hitch, but because of the fears of trouble, the grandstands were half empty. Vettel's ride to his 22nd F1 win was fairly incident-free, as well. "It was an incredible race," said Vettel, who averaged 120.733 mph for 57 laps. "We had a very good start. I was able to pull away from the pack." It was a historic day for Lotus, as Raikkonen showed he Monster Beats Studio NFL San Francisco 49ers can still compete despite taking a two-year hiatus from F1 to compete in rally driving. "We gave ourselves a chance," said Raikkonen, the 2007 champion.