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Miami gives up its 632nd 3 at a quarter buzzer this season. But still leads 29-19 after first. LeBron w/ 12.
Yet another buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the Bobcats. Kemba had one in Game 1.
Bobcats with six turnovers, a hobbled Jefferson and 6 of 23 from field. Heat 29-19 going into second period.
Andersen is everywhere
Can the Bobcats win without Mr. Jefferson? "That's ignorant."
Jefferson to locker room. A shame.
Jefferson to the locker room.
13-0 run for the Heat before Zeller's free throw. Heat 23, Bobcats 14
Al Jefferson headed to locker room.
Jefferson going to the locker room. Slowly.
LeBron gets Jefferson on a switch, drains 3-pointer. Sort of not fair.
LeBron saw Jefferson in front of him, realized that he couldn't change direction, and rose up from 3.
Jefferson more trotting than running. He's 1 of 5. Bobcats are 4 of 17.
LeBron is bleeding. Make me think of when Rocky first cut Drago. "He's a man, he's not a machine."
Jefferson's hurting. Bent over in huddle, staring at his foot.
LeBron is bleeding. Official timeout.
Note of Clarification: Rashard Lewis is not in the game to pass up wide-open shots.
So Spoelstra nine deep with Lewis, Cole having entered and now Birdman and Allen. So James Jones remains 10th man, at best.
Heat not treating Jefferson like he's hurt, doubling him regularly. But he's also not fighting for inside position like he did G1 b4 injury.
Al Jefferson opens 1 of 4. He's a bit slow and Heat rotations have been quick.
Once again, Spoelstra will go 9-deep in the first quarter. Allen and Andersen set to check in.
Lewis much too tentative. Wide open, needs to shoot that, or Jones will be in for him.
Wade's a little too loose defensively so far. Henderson will get more touches with Jefferson hurting.
Dwyane Wade said in pregame he doesn't need to produce highlight dunks in games, but he was just part of one.
Bobcats 10, Chalmers 9
Fast start by Mario Chalmers.
Foul trouble on Bosh means an early Rashard Lewis sighting.
Kidd-GIlchrist again with early foul trouble. Means that Clifford will need to mix and match on LeBron.
Mario Chalmers is moving just fine.
Jefferson not really fighting for post position. Mostly staying out on perimeter, flashing inside on occasion.
Udonis has missed two clean looks.
Mario Chalmers looks just fine.
If LeBron James decides to take a charge, LeBron James is getting the call. Every. Time.
Al Jefferson playing in sneakers, not a walking boot.
Can someone please give me NFL schedule updates the next two hours?
Stop lookin at me like that, Big Red. http://t.co/t2izJd6zoV
And, yes, Al Jefferson is listed in the Bobcats' starting lineup.
Michael Beasley and Justin Hamilton inactive for Heat.
LeBron comes into locker room rapping, "What you ride for? Bounce!" Other than that, not much of interest in the pregame.
Al Jefferson showed in pregame warmup sessions he's better than Patrick Ewing. Of course, Ewing is 51.
Mario Chalmers will play tonight. It will be interesting to see who joins Justin Hamilton as second inactive (Beasley?).
Wade, after being told of Spoelstra's admission that D system leads to reg season losses: "He told y'all that? He's never said that to us."
The only way a Heat-Bobcats Game 5 would be at 8:30 p.m. next Wednesday is if San Antonio sweeps Dallas and if Portland sweeps Houston.
Chalmers with taped ankles in pregame locker room. He’s playing.
Appears Chalmers is playing
Chalmers is playing
NBA announces at if there is a Game 5 of Heat-Bobcats next Wednesday, it will be either 7 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
For all the talk about how long NBA season is, it's constantly tenuous. Can go from celebrated to out of work in blink of an eye.
Steve Clifford talks about getting Anthony Tolliver some minutes tonight if Heat go small.
State of the Bobcats: Steve Clifford, "I have a lot of faith in Anthony Tolliver."
Like Mario Chalmers, Al Jefferson is a game-time decision.
Asked if Jordan would be at the game, Clifford said, "When you're worried about James, Wade and Bosh, you don't worry about other stuff."
Clifford on Heat, "People obviously respect their team and their talent, but I don't think they realize what great basketball they play."
Clifford on Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, "I also appreciate the way he treats me. He gives me suggestions, but says, 'You're the coach.' "
Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, deadpanning: "And we're not staying here either tonight."
Steve Clifford says he won't know how Jefferson feels until he's out on the floor. Then will figure out team's approach.
Steve Clifford opens pregame by saying the Bobcats aren't staying in Miami tonight, either.
Clifford on Al Jefferson, "We're not going to know until he gets out on the floor and starts moving around."
Steve Clifford opens by saying, "And we're not staying here either tonight."
Spoelstra called Chalmers' bruise a "deep contusion" at the top of his shin. The injury is apparently limiting Chalmers' mobility.
Spoesltra gives update on Chalmers . . . no questions follow. Welcome to the drama that is Heat-Bobcats.
Spoelstra was asked just one question in pregame: "That was efficient."
Spoelstra on Chalmers: "I'm in wait mode."
Spoelstra says team will assess Chalmers' ability because of the shot he took to the shin in Game 1. "I'm in wait mode," Spoelstra says.
Chalmers remains a game-time decision. Will decide after warm-ups.
Mario Chalmers is going to warm up with intention to play, says Spoelstra, but he will be a game-time decision.
Spoelstra says Chalmers will warm up, to see if he can play
Erik Spoelstra says Mario Chalmers remains a game-time decision.
Al Jefferson just walked into AmericanAirlines Arena in a walking boot.
Al Jefferson just walked into arena with protective boot on his foot.
Patrick Beverley missed shootaround this morning due to an approved family commitment. Not a health issue, team says. Will play tonight.
As expected, Jeremy Lin (flu) returned to the team today after missing practice yesterday. Good to go for Gm 2 tonight.
Photo in Heat’s “Championship Alley.” Find Lenny Kravitz looking down at his phone. http://t.co/Pt3hTZzZoW
Wish Lance Stephenson would have won Most Improved just to see which Pacers would have shown up at the press conference
Most Improved is strange award. No real criteria, people vote 4 increased minute counts. Change back 2 Comeback. Honor guys like Livingston.
Dragic, Stephenson & Anthony Davis were 1-2-3 in Most Improved voting. LeBron received a second place vote, which is... interesting.
Mario Chalmers (shin) a game-time decision for tonight, went through part of shootaround. Al Jefferson in walking boot but plans on playing.