Miami 96, Charlotte 82

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, January 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #62 Brian Forte, #52 Pat Fraher
Attendance - 19233

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 23 24 31 18 96
Charlotte 28 15 16 23 82

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 27-9 14-4 13-5 W6
Charlotte 11-21 8-9 3-12 L2

Recap

LeBron James tied a season high with 38 points and Dwyane Wade added 31, leading the Miami Heat to their sixth straight win Monday night, a 96-82 victory over the Charlotte host Bobcats.
 
James and Wade shared Eastern Conference Players of the Month for December, announced earlier Monday. James made 15-of-26 shots and had nine rebounds with five assists, while Wade had 11 rebounds.
 
Chris Bosh scored 11 points for Miami (27-9), which has won 11 consecutive road games and 18 of 19 overall.

Stephen Jackson scored 22 points for Charlotte, which again played without second-leading scorer Gerald Wallace, who re-injured his ankle in practice Sunday. Wallace missed five games with the injury earlier this season.
 
Charlotte held a 39-32 lead midway through the second quarter before Miami closed the first half with a 15-4 run. The Heat never trailed in the second half.
 
D.J. Augustin scored 16 points for the Bobcats (11-21). They are 2-2 under interim coach Paul Silas, who replaced Larry Brown last week.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Charlotte
LeBron James 38 Scoring Stephen Jackson 22
LeBron James 5 Assists Boris Diaw 5
Joel Anthony 11 Rebounds Kwame Brown 7
LeBron James 6 Free Throws Made Stephen Jackson 7
Mario Chalmers 2 Steals Gerald Henderson 2
Joel Anthony 3 Blocks Gerald Henderson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 96 48.7 5-15 17-19 15 46 5 5 16
Charlotte 82 38.0 3-10 19-23 19 35 2 8 15

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .182 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Heat have a W/L % of .808 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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