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Heat hang on for 2-0 lead on Bobcats

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James had the best highlight. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade hit the biggest shots.

James took a big shot, too.

It was delivered to his face.

James scored 32 points and the Miami Heat pulled away again to beat the feisty Charlotte Bobcats, 101-97, in Game 2 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.

The Heat took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series heading into Saturday's Game 3 in Charlotte, but not without a little more resistance than they might have expected from the only current NBA franchise without a postseason win.

Bosh's 3-pointer put the stops on a 10-0 Bobcats run in the fourth quarter and Wade came up with a steal near the sideline in the final seconds with the Heat clinging to a three-point lead, hitting a foul shot at the other end to seal the win.

James threw down a one-handed dunk on just one dribble from halfcourt as the Heat led by double digits in the first half. Later, he took an elbow to the face from Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts in the fourth quarter that left the four-time NBA MVP visibly shaken.

Bosh added 20 points and Wade scored 15 in the win. The three stars combined to score 19 of Miami's 22 points in the fourth quarter.

04/23 21:58:19 ET

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