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Heat stomp Bobcats 98-85

NBA Playoffs

Miami Heat’s LeBron James, left, shoots over Charlotte Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, center, and Al Jefferson during Game 3 of an opening-round NBA playoff series on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — LeBron James had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 98-85 Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference first round series.
Dwyane Wade added 17 points for the Heat, who can close out the best-of-seven Monday night.
James, who was an efficient 10 of 18 from the field, pushed his record to 18-0 against the Bobcats since joining the Heat in 2010. Miami has won 19 straight overall against Charlotte.
Al Jefferson had 20 points for the Bobcats, who are still searching for the first postseason win ...


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