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Live updates: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats, Game 2

The Miami Herald Read live updates from sports writers, columnists and photographers from the Miami Herald and Charlotte Observer at Game 1 of the Miami Heat's NBA Playoff series against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers a game-time decision for Game 2

The Miami Herald Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Wednesday morning that starting point guard Mario Chalmers (bruised shin) is a game-time decision for Game 2.
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Heat's Udonis Haslem uses film room to become better defender

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — The meeting occurred about five or six years ago.
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Bobcats' Jefferson plans to play in Game 2

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Christy Cabrera Chirinos ) — Ahead of Charlotte’s shootaround Wednesday morning, Al Jefferson said he plans to be on the court when the Bobcats try to even their opening-round playoff series against the Heat tonight.
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Heat's Mario Chalmers a game-time decision for Game 2

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson ) — Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers is a game-time decision for Wednesday's first-round Game 2 against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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Hyde5: Five Game 2 things to watch from Heat

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Dave Hyde ) — Five things you want to see from the Heat tonight in Game 2 against Charlotte to show they're trending in the right direction:
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Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers questionable for Game 2 with bruised knee

The Miami Herald Miami Heat starting point guard Mario Chalmers is questionable for Wednesday’s playoff game against the Charlotte Bobcats after bruising his knee Sunday in Game 1.
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Veteran Miami Heat players ready for grind of NBA playoffs

The Miami Herald The Heat’s playoff-tested veterans said the postseason is a time rest and prepare for the grind to the Finals.
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David J. Neal: Playoff favor falls on Miami Heat so far

The Miami Herald Anybody else think the most amazing thing about the NBA playoffs so far is how perfectly they’re falling for the Heat?
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The Heat's formula is revolutionary – and desperate

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Dave Hyde ) — Spoelstra has to mix-and-match his talent to opponent more this post-season This came after a two-hour practice and film period Tuesday. Heat veteran Shane Battier, so ready, so antsy, stayed on...
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Bobcats remain hopeful of Al Jefferson for Game 2

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Christy Cabrera Chirinos and Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — For the Charlotte Bobcats, the hope remains that center Al Jefferson will play Wednesday as they try to even their first-round series against the Miami Heat.
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Heat's Chris Bosh searching for scoring groove

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — Chris Bosh had the look of a player in the middle of a slump.
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Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers questionable for Game 2 with bruised knee

The Miami Herald Miami Heat starting point guard Mario Chalmers is questionable for Wednesday’s playoff game against the Charlotte Bobcats after bruising his knee Sunday in Game 1.
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LeBron is most searched athlete in Florida, along with rest of U.S.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Matt Mauney, Orlando Sentinel ) — LeBron James is the most searched for athlete in Florida, along with 22 other states, according to Google search data compiled by BestTickets.com.
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Miami Heat’s James Jones is unexpected weapon off the bench

The Miami Herald Confined to the bench for most of the past two seasons, James Jones could now have a significant role in the playoffs.
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Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat, 7 p.m. Wednesday

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —    When/Where: 7 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena.
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Turnovers down, and Heat want to keep it that way

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —     LeBron James typically doesn't get down on himself when he commits three turnovers in a game. But with his miscues representing a third of the Miami Heat's total in Sunday's playoff victory...
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Heat willing to adjust, but have their footing, unlike Bobcats

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel) — Game 1 already featured a series of adjustments, but now the onus is on Charlotte to compensate for Al Jefferson's foot injury, with the Heat loaded with potential counters. By nature, NBA...
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Bobcats' Al Jefferson spends day in walking boot

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — The Charlotte Bobcats have been here before.
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Bobcats fly back to Charlotte to avoid Miami distractions during Heat series

The Miami Herald 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 Carolina in between playoff...
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Blog Articles

Chalmers likely to play in Game 2 but will be a game-time decision; Bobcats' Jefferson says he's playing

The Miami Herald (Joe) — Heat point guard Mario Chalmers participated in a portion of the Heat’s shootaround on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena, but his status remained uncertain for Game 2 of the Heat and Bobcats’...
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ASK IRA: Can James Jones repeat his Game 1 performance?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: James Jones' performance Sunday reminded me of the game he had against the Boston Celtics in May 2011, the second round of the playoffs, Game 1. Jones' shooting helped Heat get a nice lead on...
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Heat’s Erik Spoelstra says frustrations over playing time not problematic

Palm Beach Post Think about the long careers of Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem and Rashard Lewis. Then try to guess how they felt about spending extended time on the bench this season. Those three, as well as...
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Heat owner Micky Arison says “100 percent” chance of keeping Big Three

Palm Beach Post Based on everyone’s comments throughout the season, everything points toward LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh staying in Miami beyond this season. All three are on long-term deals...
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ASK IRA: Has Bosh's game drifted too far outside?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: I get that as Chris Bosh goes outside he helps create space for Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. What worries me is that he gets lost out there and settles for 3-pointers. Why not run him inside a...
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Turnovers down, and Heat want to keep it that way

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) —     LeBron James typically doesn't get down on himself when he commits three turnovers in a game. But with his miscues representing a third of the Miami Heat's total in Sunday's playoff victory...
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Bobcats coach Steve Clifford did not want his players roaming Miami between games

Palm Beach Post Occasionally teams will fly home between a pair of road playoff games, and the scheduling of the Bobcats-Heat series lent itself to doing so for Charlotte. Game 1 was Sunday afternoon, allowing...
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Alonzo Mourning 'Up For Whatever' in Bud commercial | Video

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Bud Light did it for the Super Bowl and now they're back for the NBA playoffs, this time with Heat Hall of Fame center Alonzo Mourning among those "Up For Whatever."
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ASK IRA: Is small ball back for Heat?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: This season it seems a good part of the season was focused on going bigger.  Maybe going small is the road to another championship. -- Joel.
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Miami Heat talking points: Big Three not quite together yet

Palm Beach Post It was not as complete and dominant as they would have liked, but the Heat are up 1-0 in their first-round series against Charlotte and have little reason to be upset. They played what might end...
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Winderman's view: Heat 99, Bobcats 88

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Observations from Sunday's 99-88 playoff victory over the Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena:
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For starters: Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Sunday's 3:30 p.m. NBA first-round playoff game between the Miami Heat and Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines...
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ASK IRA: Do Nets already have eyes on Heat in second round?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, are the Heat scouting the Nets already, because that's who they're going to face? Paul Pierce might as well have been calling out LeBron James when he hit those shots Saturday. -- Michael,...
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Greg Oden likely out of Miami’s playoff rotation, but still has a role

Palm Beach Post Greg Oden is eager to do whatever Miami asks of him in the playoffs. Here is the bottom line for Greg Oden: He is healthy and his team is in the playoffs. Given everything he endured over the four...
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Heat hardly Grade A; makeup tests at hand

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Sunday notes: Grading the Heat for the regular season proves challenging because of, well, a bit of slacking. Also: No more seeding shenanigans?; the lengths LeBron logged; and a Vladimir Stepania...
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Chris Bosh’s playoff reading list starts with “The Art of War”

Palm Beach Post How does Chris Bosh get fired up for a game? He doesn’t. Bosh prefers to play classical music or jazz while he is buried in a book before games. It does not get his blood pumping any faster, but...
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ASK IRA: Should Heat remove jersey of (Bobcats owner) Michael Jordan?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Please ask Pat Riley or Erik Spoelstra why Michael Jordan's basketball jersey is still hanging at  AmericanAirlines Arena. -- Stuart.
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As the Heat prepares for the Bobcats, Dwyane Wade's health has the team upbeat

The Miami Herald (Joe) — For the first time since preseason training, all 15 players on the Heat’s roster practiced together on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena in preparation for Sunday’s playoff opener against the...
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A few intriguing betting propositions on Heat-Bobcats

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — The odds of a successful payday on betting on the Heat to win their first-round series? Minimal. A few of the betting positions? Far more intriguing.
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ASK IRA: Is there any guarantee Wade truly is all the way back?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: What makes everyone so sure Dwyane Wade is completely re-healed and back good as new for 16 wins? -- Mike.
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