Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistDecember 1, 2013

USA Today

Thanks to a remarkable fourth quarter surge, the Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Bobcats, 99-98, on Sunday night. 

Although Miami trailed by 12 entering the fourth quarter, a 38-point frame helped the Heat escape with a one-point victory. Miami is now 14-3 on the season and has won 10 straight. 

While LeBron James was his usual, efficient self, compiling 26 points on 8-of-13 shooting, it was Chris Bosh who provided the Heat with a much-needed spark down the stretch. 

At one point in the fourth, Bosh poured in 13 straight points, including three three-pointers, and gave the Heat a two-point lead with under 90 seconds to play. Bosh finished with 22 points and nine rebounds in the win. 

Dwyane Wade chipped in 17 points, four assists, two blocks and a steal, as well, while the Heat shot 52.2 percent from the field as a team. 

Against the league's second-ranked scoring defense, points didn't come easy for the Heat. Charlotte's defense stifled Miami for the better part of three quarters, and the Bobcats were impressive despite falling to 8-10 in the loss. 

Kemba Walker led all scorers with 27 points on 10-of-22 shooting, and was one of five Bobcats to finish in double-figures. 

Al Jefferson recorded the game's only double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Gerald Henderson added 17 points and provided steady perimeter defense throughout. 

Next up for the Heat is a meeting with the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday while the Bobcats are slated for a showdown with the Dallas Mavericks 48 hours from now.