Shorthanded Heat need OT to beat Bobcats
Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - LeBron James scored a game-high 34 points to go with eight rebounds and six assists to lead the Miami Heat to a 104-96 overtime win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Saturday.
Chris Bosh scored 25 points and Ray Allen added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game slide.
Dwyane Wade (rest) and Chris Andersen (right knee contusion) did not play.
Al Jefferson scored 22 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, Ramon Sessions had 16 points and five assists and Gerald Henderson finished with 11 points and five assists for the Bobcats, losers in five of their last seven.
Charlotte guard Kemba Walker left the game in the third quarter with a left ankle sprain. Walker appeared to roll his ankle on Bosh's foot as he drove to the hoop. He immediately fell to the ground and was helped to the locker room. X-rays were negative, but he did not return to the game. He finished with six points and eight assists before exiting.
01/18 22:24:39 ET