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Posted: Thursday October 11, 2012 11:16PM ; Updated: Friday October 12, 2012 1:33AM

Preseason: LeBron, Heat top Clippers in China

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LeBron James scored 20 points in Miami's 94-80 win over the Clippers in China.
LeBron James scored 20 points in Miami's 94-80 win over the Clippers in China.
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BEIJING (AP) -- LeBron James scored 20 points, and the Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Clippers 94-80 on Thursday in an NBA preseason game in China.

Blake Griffin led the Clippers with 19 points and eight rebounds.

The NBA champion Heat will play the Clippers again Sunday in Shanghai.

New addition Ray Allen had 15 points off the bench for Miami, hitting four 3-pointers.

Dwyane Wade played in his first preseason game after surgery on his left knee but shot just 2 for 9, finishing with five points.

New York 108, Wizards 101

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Steve Novak scored 21 points, connecting on all seven of his 3-point attempts, and the New York Knicks beat the Washington Wizards.

The Knicks were particularly effective from beyond the arc, where they connected on 18 of 33. Novak paced five players in double figures for New York.

Led by Carmelo Anthony, who finished with 17 points, the Knicks took a 38-21 first-quarter lead.

But the young Wizards answered the challenge. Reserve Bradley Beal scored all of his 12 points in the Wizards' 22-0 run that gave them a 56-53 halftime lead.

Novak hit consecutive 3s to put the Knicks up 95-88 with 6:28 left.

Jordan Crawford led the Wizards with 17 points.

J.R. Smith had 20 points for the Knicks while Pablo Prigioni had 14 and Tyson Chandler 13.

Philadelphia 102, Orlando 95

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Jrue Holiday had 27 points and Nick Young added 22 as the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Orlando Magic.

Holiday played only 19 minutes, but connected on 12 of his 14 shots from the field, including 3 of 4 from beyond the arc

Glen Davis had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Orlando, with Nikola Vucevic also getting a double-double in his first start with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Orlando trailed by a basket entering the fourth quarter before using a 10-0 run to take an 89-82 lead. But the Sixers responded with a 13-2 run to take control.

The Sixers were 9 of 18 from 3-point range.

New Orleans 90, Charlotte 87

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Brian Roberts scored 16 points and Lance Thomas and Ryan Anderson both added 14 to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft by the Hornets, had 12 points, nine rebounds and one block in almost 30 minutes of action. He did not play in the final quarter.

Byron Mullens and Ben Gordon had 15 points each for Charlotte while Ramon Sessions and Gerald Henderson both added 11.

The Hornets led by 16 points after the first quarter but the Bobcats rallied and held a 10-point lead midway through the final quarter. But the Hornets used a 22-9 run over the final 8 minutes to secure the victory.

Trailing 88-87, Charlotte center Brendan Haywood had a chance to give the Bobcats the lead, but missed two free throws with 6.9 seconds left.

Golden State 108, Haifa Maccabi 100

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Carl Landry had 24 points and eight rebounds, and Harrison Barnes added 20 points to help the Golden State Warriors beat Israel's Haifa Maccabi.

Festus Ezell had 15 points and eight rebounds, and Stephen Curry finished with 13 points and 10 assists for the Warriors, 3-0 in exhibition play.

Donta Smith led Haifa Maccabi with 28 points and eight rebounds, and Paul Stoll had 18 points.

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