Wade scores 21, Heat beat Pistons 105-78

Wade scores 21, Heat beat Pistons 105-78
October 18, 2012, 9:58 pm
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Miami Heat's LeBron James goes to the basket against the Detroit Pistons during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Miami, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)


MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade scored 21 points and handed out five assists in 23 minutes, and the Miami Heat beat the Detroit Pistons 105-78 in a preseason game on Thursday night.

Chris Bosh scored 17 points and LeBron James scored 13 for Miami, which led 27-11 after one quarter in its first exhibition since returning home from China earlier this week.

Combined, the Wade-Bosh-James trio shot 19 for 31 from the floor, with 14 assists and 13 rebounds.

Greg Monroe scored 15 points for Detroit, which missed 18 of its first 22 shots. Brandon Knight added 12 for the Pistons.

Detroit lost veteran Corey Maggette in the first half with a strained left calf. Maggette pulled up after only 2 minutes and did not return.