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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

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Schedule

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Brooklyn «94Final | Box
Toronto87
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One. Brooklyn leads series, 1-0.
Golden State221st Qtr 1:06 | Box
LA Clippers26ESPN, YES, TSN
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Atlanta 4/19 7:00 PM ET
Indiana ABC
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
Memphis 4/19 9:30 PM ET
Oklahoma City ESPN, FSN-OK
Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game One.
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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
Local
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
 
Final
CLE 0
TOR 5
8th
DET 4
ANA 1
 
8th
BOS 4
BAL 2
 
6th
KAN 5
MIN 4
 
5th
CHC 3
CIN 0
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
HOU
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
SEA
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
CWS
8:10pm Tonight
LOS
ARI
8:10pm Tonight
COL
PHI
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
Final
TOR 87
BRK 94
1st
LAC 22
GSW 20
 
7:00pm Tonight
IND
ATL
9:30pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
1st Intermission
STL 2
CHI 0
 
7:00pm Tonight
PIT
CLB
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR