Miami, FL (Sports Network) - LeBron James scored 26 points, while Chris Bosh added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Dwyane Wade-less Miami Heat routed the Detroit Pistons, 98-75, on Sunday.
James Jones nailed six three-pointers en route to a season-high 18 points for the Heat, who moved to 10-1 without Wade this season.
The All-Star guard sat to rest a sprained right ankle.
Brandon Knight had 16 points and five rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost two straight since winning five of six.
The Pistons led 21-19 after a quarter of play, but the Heat began to pull away in the second.
After Ben Gordon's three-pointer pulled Detroit within 33-32 midway through the stanza, the Heat responded with nine straight points as James capped the spurt with a putback dunk for a 42-32 advantage.
Miami took a 50-40 lead into the locker room.
James netted 15 points on 7- of-13 shooting from the floor in the opening half, while Bosh poured in 14 points to pace the Heat.
The 20-point barrier was breached in the third frame following a 13-1 run.
James nailed a trey and a mid-range jumper during the surge, which Shane Battier capped with a reverse layup for a commanding 67-45 lead midway through the period.
The Pistons never threatened in the fourth as the Heat led by as many as 28 points, cruising to the easy victory.