banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, November 16th (All times Eastern)

Miami Heat (6-3) at Charlotte Bobcats (5-4), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Miami Heat have won five of their last six and will try for a road victory over Southeast rivals, the Charlotte Bobcats Saturday night at The Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Heat knocked off the Dallas Mavericks at home Friday night, 110-104. Miami won the game thanks to a great second quarter, which the Heat won 29-19, and turnovers. The Heat forced 24 Dallas turnovers, which they parlayed into 24 points.

Miami has scored over 100 points in every game this season and the offense was on showcase Friday night. The heat shot 54.1 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the free-throw line, a spot they visited 30 times against the Mavericks.

"When we share the ball, like we've been doing this part of the season, offensively, we can't be stopped," said LeBron James. "You don't know where it's coming from. It's great. It's fun to play in a system like this where everyone is unselfish."

James was outstanding on Friday with 39 points on 14-for-18 shooting. He added six rebounds and four assist, but did turn the ball over six times.

Dwyane Wade added 17 points, followed by 14 from Chris Bosh. Rashard Lewis and Norris Cole each had 11 off the bench for the Heat, who are 1-2 on the road this season.

Ray Allen (flu) and Udonis Haslem (back) both missed their second straight game. Their availability for Saturday is unknown.

The Bobcats have won two in a row, thanks to back-to-back road wins this week. On Friday, Charlotte knocked off the previously unbeaten at home Cleveland Cavaliers, 86-80.

Charlotte, which has lost two straight at home, only managed 33 points at the half against Cleveland, but tallied 53 in the second half. The Bobcats outscored the Cavs, 29-22 in the final frame, while shooting 56.3 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc in the fourth quarter.

"It was all effort. We wanted to win," said Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson, who finished with eight points. "This is the kind of team we can be all season, as long as we keep working together and playing hard."

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist led Charlotte with 16 points, while Josh McRoberts scored 13. Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions had 12 apiece and Jeff Taylor contributed 11 off the bench. Bismack Biyombo didn't score a single point, but he did grab 12 rebounds.

The Heat have won 12 in a row over the Bobcats and five of those victories came in Charlotte.

11/16 10:01:46 ET

Other Stories

  • PGA Golf: RBC Canadian Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: RBC Canadian Open

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Triangle Pigskin Preview

    Today at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: LA Dodgers at San Francisco

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASCAR: Brickyard 400

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
ROC 6
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
ROC
 
Final
MIN 3
CLE 1
Final
MIL 5
CIN 1
Final
CWS 1
KAN 2
Final
COL 6
WAS 4
Final
ARI 5
DET 11
Final
SEA 2
NYM 3
Final
PIT 6
LOS 1
Final
PHI 1
SFG 3
Final
NYY 2
TEX 1
Final
TOR 6
BOS 4
Final
ATL 6
MIA 1
Final
STL 0
TAM 3
Final
CHC 3
SDP 8
Final
ANA 3
BAL 2
Final
OAK 9
HOU 7
12:37pm Today
TOR
BOS
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
SFG
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
TEX
 
3:35pm Today
OAK
HOU
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
SDP
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
NYM
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
DET
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
BAL
 
Final
DUR 5
ROC 6
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
ROC