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.
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