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BEST OF LAST NIGHT: It was a tough loss but several positives came out of the game. The Heat rebounded better, tying Portland with 45, and Chris Bosh had a great game offensively, finishing with 29 points. Bosh was 13 of 18 from the field and made his final seven shots of the game.
WORST OF LAST NIGHT: It easy to be critical after the fact, but Bosh probably should have attempted the game-tying shot at the end of the game instead of kicking it out to Mario Chalmers on the wing. Bosh was open for a split second but it's hard to fault him for deferring to Chalmers, who was wide open. Chalmers had a good look but missed.
ANALYSIS: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra subbed out Chalmers with 3:54 left in the third quarter and Chalmers thought his night was over. He sat the entire fourth quarter before entering the game for Udonis Haslem for the final play.
The Trail Blazers shot 37.5 percent from the field in the victory. Seventeen turnovers by the Heat helped Portland make up for its poor shooting.
STEAK ENDS: LeBron James had another great all-around game but his consecutive games streak of at least 20 points to begin the season ended. James finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. Dating back to last season, James' streak lasted 54 games.