Forward LeBron James contributed 30 points and guard Dwayne Wade 21, leading the Miami Heat to a 105-89 win over the Utah Jazz.

James, who played for 38 minutes, also snagged nine rebounds and delivered seven assists, and the 18-6 Heat consolidated their position as the leader of the NBA's Eastern Conference.

The Heat's star forward has scored at least 20 points in each of the 24 games so far this season, tying the league's longest record in that department, which belongs to former center Karl Malone, who set it playing for the Jazz during the 1989-1990 season.

James also played his 29th game in the regular season in which he scored at least 20 points, and his 45th game at that level in all.

The Miami team, which strode to its fourth consecutive win, also boasted the good work of forward Shane Battier, who scored 15 points, and reserve guard Ray Allen, who scored 13 more.

For the 14-14 Jazz, the leading scorer was forward Marvin Williams, who tallied 16 points, while reserve guard Gordon Hayward contributed 15 and center Paul Millsap racked up 11.

The Utah team played the second half without Mo Williams, who apparently injured his right thumb. EFE