Charlotte 95, Miami 96

Date - Wednesday, December 28, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #19 James Capers, #11 Derrick Collins, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 19614

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Miami 20 25 24 27 96
Charlotte 32 28 10 25 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 0-0 0-0 0-0 W3
Charlotte 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1


Dwyane Wade's layup with two seconds remaining lifted the unbeaten Miami Heat to a 96-95 win over the host Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night.

Moments after Gerald Henderson put the Bobcats ahead with a 3-pointer, Wade salvaged the victory for the Heat with a strong drive to the hoop. He followed by mimicking Cam Newton's Superman celebration right in front of the Carolina Panthers rookie quarterback, who was seated courtside.

LeBron James led the way with 35 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Heat.

Henderson's 21 points paced the Bobcats.

After trailing the entire game, the Heat finally took their first lead with 6:37 remaining. Moments after James blocked a Henderson attempt at one end, Chris Bosh had an emphatic dunk to put Miami ahead 80-79.

The teams traded leads until the final minute, when a long Bosh jumper gave Miami a four-point advantage. Henderson's layup made it a two-point game, and following a Wade turnover, he gathered a Boris Diaw feed and buried a 3-pointer to set the stage for Wade's heroics.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Charlotte
LeBron James 35 Scoring Gerald Henderson 21
LeBron James 7 Assists Boris Diaw 8
Chris Bosh 6 Rebounds Boris Diaw 16
Chris Bosh 9 Free Throws Made Corey Maggette 4
LeBron James 3 Steals Gerald Henderson 2
Shane Battier 3 Blocks D.J. White 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 96 46.2 1-6 23-28 19 30 10 7 10
Charlotte 95 47.6 7-18 10-16 22 53 9 5 22

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Hornets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Heat have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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