Miami 105, Charlotte 82

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, April 13, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #47 Bennie Adams, #14 Ed Malloy, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 19600

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 19 20 20 23 82
Miami 33 25 23 24 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 7-51 4-23 3-28 L15
Miami 41-17 25-4 16-13 W1

Recap


HEAT 105, BOBCATS 82: LeBron James had 19 points, Chris Bosh had 18 and Dexter Pittman added a career-high 16 as short-handed Miami handed visiting Charlotte its 15th consecutive loss.

Miami guard Dwyane Wade sat out with a sprained right ankle. Forwards Mike Miller (ankle) and Udonis Haslem (stomach virus) also sat out.

Their absence mattered little as the Heat (41-17) improved to 11-1 without Wade.

Charlotte (7-51) is one loss from tying its franchise-record losing streak of 16 straight set Jan. 16-Feb. 15. Its last victory was 107-103 over Toronto on March 17.

If the Bobcats lose their last eight games, they will set an NBA record for futility (.106). The lowest winning percentage in history is Philadelphia at .110 (9-73) in 1972-73.

Derrick Brown had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats, who have lost eight in a row to Miami. Gerald Henderson scored 14.

The Heat took a 33-19 lead after the first quarter, increased it to 58-39 at halftime and were virtually unchallenged the rest of the way.

Miami was just 2 of 14 on 3-pointers. Charlotte made 5 of 17.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Haslem missed his first game of the year. ... Miami coach Eric Spoelstra said the absence of Wade and Miller should be short-lived. “It's more of a maintenance program for the two of them,” Spoelstra said. “Both are a little bit sore coming off (Thursday) night. A little bit too quick of a turnaround for them and hopefully both of them will be ready to go for Sunday (at New York).” … Charlotte reserve D.J. White left in the third quarter after getting hit in the head by an inadvertent elbow and did not return.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Miami
Derrick Brown 21 Scoring LeBron James 19
D.J. Augustin 6 Assists LeBron James 5
Derrick Brown 9 Rebounds LeBron James 9
Derrick Brown 5 Free Throws Made LeBron James 5
Gerald Henderson 2 Steals Chris Bosh 3
Bismack Biyombo 2 Blocks Joel Anthony 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 82 44.6 5-17 11-19 19 36 4 3 20
Miami 105 51.8 2-14 15-17 25 42 6 8 11

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against New York. The Heat have a W/L % of .725 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Boston. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .137 after a loss.
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