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Sacramento commits 18 turnover is loss to Miami

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) looks for an opening past Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison, left, and forward Quincy Acy, rear, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Miami.
Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) looks for an opening past Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison, left, and forward Quincy Acy, rear, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, in Miami. AP

Player of the game: Chris Bosh had 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Heat to a 116-109 win over the Kings on Thursday night at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami. The Kings, playing without DeMarcus Cousins (one-game NBA suspension), helped Miami by committing 18 turnovers that led to 26 points.

Turning point: Sacramento cut a 10-point deficit to 60-59 with 7:41 to play in the third quarter, but Miami countered with a 12-2 run.

X-factor: Tyler Johnson came off the bench for Miami to score 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting. He added three rebounds and three assists.

Records: Kings 4-9, Heat 7-4

Key injuries: Sacramento forward Rudy Gay left the game in the third quarter because of a strained left shoulder and did not return.

The Sacramento Kings lost to the Miami Heat 116-109 at American Airlines Arena. Sacramento has lost two straight. The Bee's NBA insider Jason Jones has this to say.

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