Ethan J. Skolnick

Miami gives up its 632nd 3 at a quarter buzzer this season. But still leads 29-19 after first. LeBron w/ 12.

Shandel Richardson

Yet another buzzer-beating 3-pointer for the Bobcats. Kemba had one in Game 1.

Ira Winderman

Bobcats with six turnovers, a hobbled Jefferson and 6 of 23 from field. Heat 29-19 going into second period.

Shandel Richardson

Can the Bobcats win without Mr. Jefferson? "That's ignorant."

Ira Winderman

Jefferson to locker room. A shame.

Joseph Goodman

Jefferson to the locker room.

Joseph Goodman

13-0 run for the Heat before Zeller's free throw. Heat 23, Bobcats 14

Shandel Richardson

Al Jefferson headed to locker room.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Jefferson going to the locker room. Slowly.

Ira Winderman

LeBron gets Jefferson on a switch, drains 3-pointer. Sort of not fair.

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron saw Jefferson in front of him, realized that he couldn't change direction, and rose up from 3.

Ira Winderman

Jefferson more trotting than running. He's 1 of 5. Bobcats are 4 of 17.

Shandel Richardson

LeBron is bleeding. Make me think of when Rocky first cut Drago. "He's a man, he's not a machine."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Jefferson's hurting. Bent over in huddle, staring at his foot.

Joseph Goodman

LeBron is bleeding. Official timeout.

Joseph Goodman

Note of Clarification: Rashard Lewis is not in the game to pass up wide-open shots.

Ira Winderman

So Spoelstra nine deep with Lewis, Cole having entered and now Birdman and Allen. So James Jones remains 10th man, at best.

Ethan J. Skolnick

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.

Ira Winderman

Al Jefferson opens 1 of 4. He's a bit slow and Heat rotations have been quick.

Shandel Richardson

Once again, Spoelstra will go 9-deep in the first quarter. Allen and Andersen set to check in.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Lewis much too tentative. Wide open, needs to shoot that, or Jones will be in for him.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade's a little too loose defensively so far. Henderson will get more touches with Jefferson hurting.

Shandel Richardson

Dwyane Wade said in pregame he doesn't need to produce highlight dunks in games, but he was just part of one.

Shandel Richardson

Fast start by Mario Chalmers.

Shandel Richardson

Foul trouble on Bosh means an early Rashard Lewis sighting.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Kidd-GIlchrist again with early foul trouble. Means that Clifford will need to mix and match on LeBron.

Shandel Richardson

Mario Chalmers is moving just fine.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Jefferson not really fighting for post position. Mostly staying out on perimeter, flashing inside on occasion.

Shandel Richardson

Udonis has missed two clean looks.

Ira Winderman

Mario Chalmers looks just fine.

Joseph Goodman

If LeBron James decides to take a charge, LeBron James is getting the call. Every. Time.

Ira Winderman

Al Jefferson playing in sneakers, not a walking boot.

Tom Haberstroh

"The question is not 'What is the best shot?' It's 'What is the best relative to what everyone else thinks?'"-@Daryl Morey es.pn/1fqKYZz

Shandel Richardson

Can someone please give me NFL schedule updates the next two hours?

Israel Gutierrez

Stop lookin at me like that, Big Red. @BoogSciambi http://t.co/20sZGZK4Qu

Israel Gutierrez

Stop lookin at me like that, Big Red. http://t.co/t2izJd6zoV

Ira Winderman

And, yes, Al Jefferson is listed in the Bobcats' starting lineup.

Ira Winderman

Michael Beasley and Justin Hamilton inactive for Heat.

Ira Winderman

For starters: A look at lineups, inactives, referees, pregame note of note for Heat-Bobcats bit.ly/1iafITq 7 p.m. (Sun Sports, TNT).

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron comes into locker room rapping, "What you ride for? Bounce!" Other than that, not much of interest in the pregame.

Ira Winderman

Al Jefferson showed in pregame warmup sessions he's better than Patrick Ewing. Of course, Ewing is 51.

Ira Winderman

Mario Chalmers will play tonight. It will be interesting to see who joins Justin Hamilton as second inactive (Beasley?).

Ethan J. Skolnick

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."

Ira Winderman

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.

Joseph Goodman

Chalmers with taped ankles in pregame locker room. He’s playing.

Shandel Richardson

Appears Chalmers is playing

Ira Winderman

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.

Bill Reiter

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.

Joseph Goodman

Behold, Al Diaz's name on Al Jefferson's protective boot. http://t.co/ngrTiGPXhR @aldiazphoto

Ethan J. Skolnick

Steve Clifford talks about getting Anthony Tolliver some minutes tonight if Heat go small.

Ira Winderman

State of the Bobcats: Steve Clifford, "I have a lot of faith in Anthony Tolliver."

Joseph Goodman

Like Mario Chalmers, Al Jefferson is a game-time decision.

Ira Winderman

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."

Ira Winderman

Clifford on Heat, "People obviously respect their team and their talent, but I don't think they realize what great basketball they play."

Joseph Goodman

My pregame video report from AmericanAirlines Arena for Game 2 of the Heat-Bobcats first-round playoff series. hrld.us/1jPyltv

Ira Winderman

Clifford on Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, "I also appreciate the way he treats me. He gives me suggestions, but says, 'You're the coach.' "

Joseph Goodman

Bobcats coach Steve Clifford, deadpanning: "And we're not staying here either tonight."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Steve Clifford says he won't know how Jefferson feels until he's out on the floor. Then will figure out team's approach.

Shandel Richardson

Steve Clifford opens pregame by saying the Bobcats aren't staying in Miami tonight, either.

Ira Winderman

Clifford on Al Jefferson, "We're not going to know until he gets out on the floor and starts moving around."

Ira Winderman

Steve Clifford opens by saying, "And we're not staying here either tonight."

Joseph Goodman

Spoelstra called Chalmers' bruise a "deep contusion" at the top of his shin. The injury is apparently limiting Chalmers' mobility.

Ira Winderman

Spoesltra gives update on Chalmers . . . no questions follow. Welcome to the drama that is Heat-Bobcats.

Shandel Richardson

Spoelstra was asked just one question in pregame: "That was efficient."

Joseph Goodman

Spoelstra on Chalmers: "I'm in wait mode."

Ira Winderman

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.

Shandel Richardson

Chalmers remains a game-time decision. Will decide after warm-ups.

Joseph Goodman

Mario Chalmers is going to warm up with intention to play, says Spoelstra, but he will be a game-time decision.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra says Chalmers will warm up, to see if he can play

Ira Winderman

Erik Spoelstra says Mario Chalmers remains a game-time decision.

Ira Winderman

Al Jefferson just walked into AmericanAirlines Arena in a walking boot.

Micky Arison

Tonights @MiamiHEAT Playoff game starts early at 7PM. Doors open at 6PM. Pls RT to remind fans to be in their seats at 7PM Thx

Joseph Goodman

Al Jefferson just walked into arena with protective boot on his foot.

Victor Oquendo

Thanks for the photobomb bald bros. Excellent work owenized and @jesustruant instagram.com/p/nJW2ZFkYkt/

Surya Fernandez

Which Miami HEAT star are you? Take this quiz and find out! sbn.to/1prdXq0

Tom Haberstroh

THTV Live starting at the top of the hour. Joined by the esteemed @DamianTrillard and less-esteemed @Amin Elhassan. es.pn/1k6SRHM

Tom Haberstroh

From shootaround: James Harden and Jeremy Lin did the "Game 2 is a must-win" thing today. es.pn/RM3hng

Tom Haberstroh

Chimed in on this 5-on-5 talking Bulls-Wiz. (No, I don't think the Bulls are toast.) es.pn/PtQ4gA

Joseph Goodman

Chalmers likely to play in Game 2 but will be a game-time decision; Bobcats' Jefferson says he's playing bit.ly/Qybbj1

Tom Haberstroh

Patrick Beverley missed shootaround this morning due to an approved family commitment. Not a health issue, team says. Will play tonight.

Tom Haberstroh

As expected, Jeremy Lin (flu) returned to the team today after missing practice yesterday. Good to go for Gm 2 tonight.

Micky Arison

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Joseph Goodman

Photo in Heat’s “Championship Alley.” Find Lenny Kravitz looking down at his phone. http://t.co/Pt3hTZzZoW

Tom Haberstroh

LaMarcus Aldridge has taken more long 2s than entire Rox team. Talked to @Daryl Morey, Coach Stotts & LMA about it. es.pn/Qy2bKX [in]

Tom Haberstroh

The Rockets-Blazers Paradox: one stat-savvy team loves the mid-range, the other hates it. What's going on here? es.pn/Qy2bKX [in]

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wish Lance Stephenson would have won Most Improved just to see which Pacers would have shown up at the press conference

Ethan J. Skolnick

Most Improved is strange award. No real criteria, people vote 4 increased minute counts. Change back 2 Comeback. Honor guys like Livingston.

Ira Winderman

Michael Smith from "Prime Ticket" gives LeBron a second-place vote for Most Improved Player, his only vote. Balloting nba.com/media/042314-2…

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dragic, Stephenson & Anthony Davis were 1-2-3 in Most Improved voting. LeBron received a second place vote, which is... interesting.

Micky Arison

Remember tonights @NBA Playoff game starts early at 7PM. Doors open at 6PM. Pls RT to remind fans to be in their seats at 7PM Thx

Jason Jackson

Don't miss the FIRST half hour of tonight's #WhiteHot hour-long edition of #Heatlive ...6p EDT only on @SunSportsHEAT

Ira Winderman

Mario Chalmers (shin) a game-time decision for tonight, went through part of shootaround. Al Jefferson in walking boot but plans on playing.