Miami 104, Charlotte 96

Date - Saturday, January 18, 2014 7:30 PM
Location - Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina
Officials - #20 Leroy Richardson, #75 Eric Dalen, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 19631

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Miami 27 26 22 15 14 104
Charlotte 29 31 16 14 6 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Miami 29-11 16-3 13-8 W2
Charlotte 17-25 9-12 8-13 L1

Recap


Heat 104, Bobcats 96 (OT): LeBron James scored six of his 34 points in the waning moments of overtime to help visiting Miami defeat Charlotte for the 15th straight time.

James also had eight rebounds and six assists for the Heat, who lost their last two overtime affairs. Chris Bosh finished with 25 points and seven boards as Miami improved to 2-3 on its six-game road trip.

Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Ramon Sessions scored 16 points off the bench while Gerald Henderson and Anthony Tolliver chipped in 11 points apiece for Charlotte.

After James missed a potential game-winner at the end of regulation, Bosh gave Miami a lead to open the extra session and Ray Allen's runner made it 96-93 with 2:40 left. Josh McRoberts made two free throws for the Bobcats before James answered with two of his own and then a pair of layups to help seal the win.

The Heat had an early seven-point advantage but Charlotte shot 61.1 percent in the second quarter en route to a 60-53 halftime lead. The margin was down to one point after three quarters and tied at 90 before both teams went scoreless over the final three-plus minutes to force regulation.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Miami played without SG Dwyane Wade, who was rested on the second half of a back-to-back. ... Charlotte PG Kemba Walker left in the third quarter with a left ankle sprain and did not return, though X-rays on the ankle were negative. ... Heat C Greg Oden played five minutes, scoring one point, in his second game since returning to action for the first time in four years.

Top Game Performances

Miami   Charlotte
LeBron James 34 Scoring Al Jefferson 22
LeBron James 6 Assists Kemba Walker 8
Udonis Haslem 10 Rebounds Al Jefferson 14
LeBron James 8 Free Throws Made Ramon Sessions 4
Mario Chalmers 3 Steals Kemba Walker 2
Udonis Haslem 3 Blocks Bismack Biyombo 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami 104 49.4 7-21 19-29 16 43 5 5 13
Charlotte 96 48.0 7-17 17-23 31 34 6 6 15

Upcoming Games

  • Charlotte will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Bobcats have a W/L % of .278 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Atlanta . The Heat have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .667 after a loss.