HoopsHype Miami Heat twitter
Al Jefferson's perseverance is, well, remarkable.
It's a blowout. It's a close game. It's a blowout.
This is just an inspiring performance by Al Jefferson.
This game is annoying.
Ray Allen in playoffs since Game 6 of the 2013 Finals: 0/4, 0/4, 0/3.
Feel like I've seen this Heat/Bobcats game about 15 times before. Just stunned I'm seeing it tonight, considering how limited Jefferson is.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shoots free throws like you did on Double Dribble.
Heat needed that jumper from Haslem. Too many guys -- even Allen -- overpassing.
Amazing block by Gerald Henderson.
Chalmers gets away with a foul there. Rest of Heat trying to get away with substandard effort. Bobcats down 4.
Kemba Walkers' got to take that to LeBron.
Chris Bosh is 4 of 4 from three-point range and 6 of 8 from three-point range in the Heat's first two playoff games.
LeBron needs to leave that shot to Dirk.
Bosh & McRoberts in a 3-point shootout. Not something anyone at Georgia Tech or Duke would have expected.
Bosh now stepping back for 3-pointers. He's 4 of 4 from behind the arc.
It's almost like the Heat are toying w/ Bobcats.
LeBron's three-point play made possible by Udonis Haslem's offensive rebound. Heat 60, Bobcats 53
It's Game 2 and I still can't piece together a McRoberts-Ray Allen-Jesus joke, but it's there somewhere.
If you're MKG, you give LeBron that shot all night.
The Heat's leads go up, the Heat's leads go down. Was 16, now six.
Wade not anywhere near the rhythm he was in Sunday. Forcing things.
A little defensive aggression from Bosh.
Strong second quarter for Chris Bosh: 10 points, 4 of 5 from the field, 2 of 2 from three-point range.
The second half will be more interesting if someone comes out of locker room with pine tar on his neck.
Cooper City Church of God dance troupe performing at halftime at AmericanAirlines Arena. Think Napoleon Dynamite Happy Hands Club.
The Big Three combine for 39 points (Bosh, LeBron and ... Chalmers)
Bobcats had 12 turnovers in first half. Some may be playoff nerves. Some is Heat activity. Some is Jefferson's foot. Can't play thru him.
Heat 57, Bobcats 47 at halftime. LeBron is 7 of 9 for 18 points.
Miami gives up its 633rd made shot just before a buzzer. But still leads 57-47 at halftime. Jefferson is 3-for-10. LeBron w/ 18.
Heat pushed lead to 16, up 57-47 at half. LeBron with 18 for Heat, Kidd-Gilchrist 15, one off his season high.
Spoelstra has Cole foul, so he can get Wade out before Wade gets a 3rd foul. Smart.
In Spoelese, these are called "skirmishes."
Make that 12 turnovers for Charlotte.
Bobcats with 11 turnovers. That basically is a game for them.
LeBron's fastest step is always the first step after he grabs a ball in transition.
LeBron in open court does terrible thing to rim.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's jumper is part Joakim Noah, part Jamaal Wilkes, part permanent wrist damage.
Before tonight, Kidd-Gilchrist hadn't scored more than 11 points in any game since Nov. 15.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored in double digits only 14 times this season. His high is 16. He has 13.
Maybe public castigation is appropriate for thinking this, but LeBron's baseline fadeaway jumper just reminded me a lot of Jordan.
Heat's 15-point lead down to 38-35, Kidd-Gilchrist now 5 of 5. (And then a James Jones three.)
James Jones in.
Jefferson makes two in a row after 1-of-8 start.
Credit to Al Jefferson for trying to gut it out. But this is hard to watch. He's skipping to avoid direct planting on foot.
Al Jefferson is one tough dude…or the drugs are really good.
Jefferson back in and now 1 of 6.
At some point, Al Jefferson has to gauge the value of playing through his injury. It's not quite Grant Hill in 2000, but still.
Spoelstra going with more "Chalmers time."
Jefferson back to Bobcats bench.
Jefferson is back in the huddle
Jefferson getting his left ankle re-taped and will return. (Or is that code for pain-killing injection?).
Al Jefferson in locker room getting left ankle re-taped. Will return.
Bobcats, who NEVER commit turnovers, now up to seven with 10:43 left in second period.
Craig Sager video tribute here between periods.
Heat 29, Bobcats 19 after 1Q. Charlotte shooting 26.1 percent.
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.