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Miami Defeats Charlotte 99-98 - Recap

LeBron James scored 26 points for Miami on Sunday, leading the Heat to a 99-98 victory over Charlotte at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Miami won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 10.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 188.5.

Chris Bosh had 22 points for Miami and Dwyane Wade chipped in with 17 points. Mario Chalmers had 6 assists for the Heat, while Chris Bosh was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Charlotte got 27 points from Kemba Walker in a losing cause and another 17 points from Gerald Henderson. Kemba Walker contributed 6 assists for the Bobcats, while Al Jefferson had 13 rebounds.

The Heat hit the break trailing 48-47 before taking care of business in the second half.

The rebound battle favored Charlotte as they grabbed 39 boards, while Miami only had 34.

Next game, Miami takes its act home to face Detroit looking for another win. For Charlotte, they head on the road to face Dallas.