By Christopher Stock
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI _ Chris Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat beat Sacramento 116-109 on Thursday night, taking advantage of Kings star DeMarcus Cousins’ one-game suspension.
Cousins, averaging 30.8 points in his last five games, was suspended for hitting Atlanta’s Al Horford in the head with a forearm Wednesday night in the Kings’ loss to the Hawks.
Dwyane Wade led Miami with 24 points, and Tyler Johnson had 19. The Heat have won four of five during their seven-game homestand that wraps up with games against Philadelphia and New York.
Sacramento’s Rajon Rondo had a season-high 18 assists, 14 points and nine rebounds after having three triple-doubles in his previous four games. He’s averaging 14.2 points, 14.2 assists and 9.8 rebounds in his past five games.
Marco Belinelli led the Kings with 23 points.