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Heat outlasts Bobcats 101-97

NBA Playoffs

Charlotte Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shoots as Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh, center, and Dwyane Wade defend during Game 2 of an opening-round NBA playoff series on Wednesday in Miami.

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MIAMI — LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward.
It was fitting. Miami took Charlotte’s best shot, and survived.
James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Heat wasted two big leads before hanging on to beat the Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.
“We can play better basketball,” James said. “We haven’t played our best basketball.”
Dwyane Wade scored 15 ...

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