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Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson: 'I should be good for tonight'

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — MIAMI – Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson sounded optimistic at morning shootaround about his ability to perform tonight against the Miami Heat, three days removed from a Plantar Fascia...
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Heat’s Battier makes extra effort, stays ready

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — Miami?s practice ends Tuesday for everybody but Shane Battier. He does what he always does, what he has since he played at Duke. Over and over he sprints, catches the… Click to Continue...
  • 15 hr 32 min ago

Miami’s LeBron James has a greatness that can’t be taught

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — LeBron James led the Miami Heat this season in minutes, scoring, field goal percentage, free throws attempted and made, rebounds, assists, steals and dunks. But he also leads Miami in… ...
  • 15 hr 32 min ago

Five areas the Charlotte Bobcats must clean up heading into Game 2

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — These five shortcomings in Game 1 against the Miami Heat are things the Charlotte Bobcats can?t repeat if they hope to win Game 2. Click to Continue »
  • 19 hr 30 min ago

Game 2 key for Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s ability to guard LeBron James without constant fouls

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charltoteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Perhaps the biggest key for the Charlotte Bobcats in Game 2 against the Miami Heat on Wednesday is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist?s ability to guard LeBron James without fouling. Click to Continue »
  • 21 hr 41 min ago

NBA playoffs: Bobcats are better than ‘scrappy’

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — The Charlotte Bobcats thought they had a chance to beat the Miami Heat, and by winning eight of their final nine regular-season games they earned it. To suggest they?re happy… Click to...
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Video showed not everything went wrong for Charlotte Bobcats Sunday

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Turns out the day-after film study for the Charlotte Bobcats was pretty encouraging. Despite the Bobcats trailing the Miami Heat by as much as 20 points in the second half, Click to Continue...
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With Al Jefferson’s foot ailing, Kemba Walker must step forward for Bobcats

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — The smallest man on the court Wednesday will have the biggest role. Kemba Walker, who is 6-foot-1-ish, will mean more to the Charlotte Bobcats than LeBron James will mean to… Click to...
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Bobcats fly back to Charlotte to avoid Miami distractions during Heat series

Charlotte.com (jgoodman@miamiherald.com (Joseph Goodman)) — Knowing the distractions of Miami might be too much to ignore for a young team, Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford made the decision to fly his team back to North… Click to Continue...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Bobcats: ‘No long-term effects’ if Al Jefferson plays through plantar fascia pain

Charlotte.com (rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said he?s been advised by the team?s medical staff there?s no risk in playing center Al Jefferson with his strained plantar fascia. Click to Continue »
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Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade looks like old self

Charlotte.com (Miami Herald (Greg Cote)) — The Heat this season put together feature videos on every player that are shown on the home arena?s giant scoreboard screen during games. The one on Dwyane Wade happened to… Click to...
  • 2 days ago

Wade looks like old self

Charlotte.com (Miami Herald (Greg Cote)) — The Heat this season put together feature videos on every player that are shown on the home arena?s giant scoreboard screen during games. The one on Dwyane Wade happened to… Click to...
  • 2 days ago

Injury shrinks Big Al Jefferson, Bobcats’ potential vs. Heat

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — If Al Jefferson isn�t effective, the Charlotte Bobcats have no chance to beat the Miami Heat. If Jefferson ceases to be Big Al, if plantar fasciitis limits what he can… Click to Continue...
  • 2 days ago

Heat - Bobcats: Free throws not only area Heat had edge in Game 1

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — 2014 NBA playoffs: After three quarters of Game 1, the Miami Heat had shot 20 free throws and the Charlotte Bobcats had shot five. In the second quarter, the Bobcats… Click to Continue...
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Charlotte Bobcats - Miami Heat: Game 1 by the numbers

Charlotte.com (()) — 2014 NBA playoffs: Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford was up in the air about whether he?d tighten his playing rotation for the playoffs against the Miami Heat. Clearly he didn?t, Click to...
  • 2 days ago

Charlotte Bobcats fall in Game 1 vs. Miami Heat: Twitter reaction

Charlotte.com (()) — 2014 NBA playoffs: The Miami Heat pulled away from the Charlotte Bobcats for a 99-88 win Sunday in their playoff series opener. Here is some reaction on Twitter as well… Click to Continue...
  • 2 days ago

Miami Heat 99, Charlotte Bobcats 88: Video highlights

Charlotte.com (Perform Media ()) — 2014 NBA playoffs | Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 50 points as the Miami Heat pulled away from the Charlotte Bobcats for a… Click to Continue...
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NBA playoffs: Miami Heat pulls away from Charlotte Bobcats in Game 1

Charlotte.com (rbnonell@charlotteobserver.com (Rick Bonnell)) — 2014 NBA playoffs: There are plenty of things the Miami Heat is going to do to the Charlotte Bobcats. The Bobcats can�t afford to be doing things to themselves. Like… Click to Continue...
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James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

Charlotte.com (AP Basketball Writer (TIM REYNOLDS)) — LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their… Click to Continue »
  • 2 days ago

Miami Heat taking Charlotte Bobcats seriously

Charlotte.com (tsorensen@charlotteobserver.com (Tom Sorensen)) — The Miami Heat�s Chris Bosh on the Charlotte Bobcats: �They�re a tough defensive team. Of course, they�ve got the inside-out game going. They have great chemistry. On cuts they run… Click...
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Blog Articles

Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson: 'I should be good for tonight'

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — MIAMI – Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson sounded optimistic at morning shootaround about his ability to perform tonight against the Miami Heat, three days removed from a Plantar Fascia...
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The difference in Bobcats/Heat playoff experience is eye-catching

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Here’s a number that’s hard to dismiss in the upcoming playoff matchup between the Charlotte Bobcats and the Miami Heat: The players Heat coach Erik Spoelstra can turn to have 1,069 games of...
  • 6 days ago

Charlotte Bobcats would open Sunday afternoon, on ABC, if they face the Miami Heat in playoffs

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — If the Charlotte Bobcats end up playing the Miami Heat in the playoffs – as they are currently seeded to do – they would play Game 1 in Miami Sunday at 3:30 p.m. It would be the Bobcats’ first...
  • 6 days ago

Good thing Charlotte Bobcats' Steve Clifford can coach; he never would have made it as an IT guy

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — One more thing we learned about Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford Wednesday: He’ll never be accused of being a computer nerd. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, one of Clifford’s mentors when...
  • 6 days ago
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Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker appears OK to play; Atlanta Hawks to sit three starters

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — ATLANTA – It sounds like there’s a strong chance the Charlotte Bobcats’ 11-game losing streak to the Atlanta Hawks comes to a close tonight. Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker (groin injury) went...
  • 9 days ago
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Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker out again versus 76ers

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker will sit out his second straight game tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers to rest a sore right groin. Since the Bobcats are off Sunday – coach Steve...
  • 10 days ago
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Bobcats' Kemba Walker, Celtics' Rajon Rondo both out tonight

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — BOSTON -- Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker will miss tonight’s game against the Boston Celtics and could miss additional time while healing from a groin injury he suffered Wednesday...
  • 11 days ago
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Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker "questionable" or worse with a groin injury

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — It sounds unlikely Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker will play tonight versus the Boston Celtics after he suffered a groin injury in Wednesday’s road victory over the Washington Wizards....
  • 12 days ago
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Bobcats' Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on his high-school teammate's announcement

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Massachusetts guard Derrick Gordon, a high-school teammate of Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, announced publicly Wednesday he is gay, becoming the first male Division I...
  • 13 days ago
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Kemba Walker on Shabazz Napier: 'Best point guard in college basketball'

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Much as you might expect, Charlotte Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker was ecstatic over the success his former Connecticut teammate, Shabazz Napier, had in Monday night’s national championship...
  • 14 days ago
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Ranking the best day-in/day-out reads among the 30 NBA cities' beat writers

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — I got a great question tonight on Twitter: Someone asked me who, in each NBA city, I follow. As in, “Which beat writer is a must-read in each market?’ With all due respect to some great people in...
  • 16 days ago
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Bobcats roll out the paint cans for Al Jefferson's All-NBA campaign

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — The Charlotte Bobcats had some fun with center Al Jefferson’s All-NBA campaign, creating a “Big Al’s Paint” website to promote his in-the-paint scoring skills. The Bobcats released the site --...
  • 20 days ago
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Charlotte Bobcats' Josh McRoberts out with ankle sprain; rookie Cody Zeller to make his first NBA start

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — With Josh McRoberts out for tonight’s road game against the Philadelphia 76rs with an ankle sprain, rookie Cody Zeller gets his first NBA start. Zeller came off the bench his first 74 appearances...
  • 20 days ago
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Bobcats' Al Jefferson NBA's East Player of the Month for March

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Center Al Jefferson has become the first Charlotte Bobcat to be named an NBA Player of the Month. Jefferson, the Bobcats’ leading scorer and an All-NBA candidate, averaged 24.7 points and 10.6...
  • 21 days ago
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Bobcats' Gary Neal to miss a couple of games with knee, ankle injuries

Charlotte.com (Observer Sports) — Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is shutting down reserve shooting guard Gary Neal to allow Neal to recover from ankle and knee injuries. Clifford estimated before Wednesday’s game against...
  • 27 days ago
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