Wade's second quarter fueled by anger

Published Dec. 13, 2010 8:52 p.m. ET

FOXSportsFlorida.com Heat Writer

There's only been a few times in seven-plus NBA seasons Heat guard Dwyane Wade has been so fired up there's practically smoke coming out of his ears. Monday's second quarter -- during which Wade scored 20 points, a franchise record for most points in a second quarter, and got hit with a technical foul -- was one of those times.

"Sometimes you've got to make your point," Wade said, "and my point came with the technical foul."

And lots of anger. Focused anger.

Wade's 32 points led Miami to a 96-84 victory over New Orleans, its ninth consecutive victory. The surging Heat improved to 18-8, the second-most victories in the East behind Boston (19).

Miami held the Hornets to nine points in the decisive fourth quarter and just seven field goals and 25 percent shooting in the second half. But Wade's second quarter was the most memorable event of the game.

"He got him a