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Saturday, November 1st (All times eastern)

Miami Heat (1-1) at Charlotte Bobcats (0-1), 7:00 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The Miami Heat will attempt to secure their second win in as many nights when they travel to Charlotte to face the Bobcats in Larry Brown's home debut as the head coach.

Miami superstar Dwyane Wade had 20 points, eight assists and four steals as the Heat got their first win of the season with a 103-77 romp over the Sacramento Kings at American Airlines Arena on Friday.

Rookie Michael Beasley added 17 points and nine rebounds while Udonis Haslem chipped in with 14 points and six boards for the Heat, who bounced back from their season-opening loss against the Knicks in New York to give new coach Erik Spoelstra his first career NBA victory.

LeBron James ruined Brown's first regular season game as the Bobcats coach, narrowly missing a triple-double with 22 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, as the Cleveland Cavaliers dominated Charlotte, 96-79, Thursday.

It also kept Brown winless since he took over the team. Although it was the regular season opener for Charlotte, the Bobcats also went 0-8 under Brown in the preseason.

Brown replaced Sam Vincent, whose honeymoon phase as an NBA head coach was a quick one, as the Bobcats relieved the first-year head coach following a 32-50 mark last season.

Jason Richardson had 24 points for the Bobcats, who shot a woeful 33.8 percent from the field. Gerald Wallace had 13 points and D.J. Augustin, the ninth overall pick in this year's draft, ended with 12 points.

Charlotte has won five of the past six meetings between the two teams.

11/01 10:18:20 ET


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