One night after needing a late-game rally to escape with a home win against Memphis, the Miami Heat continued to struggle on the road.
The Heat lost 105-95 at New Orleans on Saturday night, making it five losses in Miami’s past six road games and seven defeats in the the past 11 games overall.
And who knows if Friday night’s comeback against the Grizzlies would have occurred if Memphis center Marc Gasol hadn’t left with an ankle injury in the third quarter.
LeBron James had 25 points, eight rebounds and nine assists for the Heat, who played without Dwyane Wade and center Greg Oden. Michael Beasley scored 16 points off the bench.
The Heat (47-21) fell to 11-7 this season without Wade, who continues to miss some games to rest his knees. It was the fourth time this season Miami lost on the same night as did Eastern Conference leader Indiana.