Miami 129, Charlotte 90

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, January 1, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, # Nick Buchert, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 20016

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 15 22 27 26 90
Miami 33 32 27 37 129

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 1-3 1-2 0-1 L3
Miami 5-0 2-0 3-0 W5

Recap

Chris Bosh scored 24 points to lead the Heat to huge 129-90 win over the Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday.

Miami is off to its first 5-0 start in franchise history.

LeBron James, who scored only one point in the opening quarter, finished with 16 points one night after getting engaged to his longtime girlfriend. Dwyane Wade added 22 points and six assists in the win.

Charlotte opened the first quarter shooting an ice-cold 17 percent from the field, while the Heat lit up the scoreboard for a 33-15 lead. That blossomed into a 26-point lead in the second quarter, with Bosh doing damage in the paint. He scored 20 of his 24 points the first half, adding 10 total rebounds to his stat line.

Wade and James put the Heat up by 35 points early into the third quarter, turning the game into a two-man show. Wade hit a streaking James on a full-length outlet pass for the layup, just one of the many times Miami’s transition beat Charlotte down the floor.

The Bobcats were paced by forward D.J. White’s 21 points. Leading scorer D.J. Augustin scored only four points on just 1 for 11 from the field. Rookie Kemba Walker added 17 points off the bench.

Charlotte has lost the last seven meetings with the Heat.

Mario Chalmers scored 11 of his 16 points in the first quarter and was one of eleven Heat players to score. Miami’s 129 points was the most scored by an NBA team this season.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Miami
D.J. White 21 Scoring Chris Bosh 24
D.J. Augustin 7 Assists Norris Cole 9
Derrick Brown 7 Rebounds Chris Bosh 10
Byron Mullens 4 Free Throws Made Chris Bosh 6
Gerald Henderson 3 Steals Norris Cole 3
Bismack Biyombo 2 Blocks Joel Anthony 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 90 38.0 6-18 14-21 20 40 3 9 16
Miami 129 60.0 7-11 26-31 33 47 3 10 15

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Heat have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Cleveland . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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