Ira Winderman

Al Jefferson's perseverance is, well, remarkable.

Shandel Richardson

It's a blowout. It's a close game. It's a blowout.

Joseph Goodman

This is just an inspiring performance by Al Jefferson.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Ray Allen in playoffs since Game 6 of the 2013 Finals: 0/4, 0/4, 0/3.

Ethan J. Skolnick

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.

Shandel Richardson

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist shoots free throws like you did on Double Dribble.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Heat needed that jumper from Haslem. Too many guys -- even Allen -- overpassing.

Shandel Richardson

Amazing block by Gerald Henderson.

Joseph Goodman

When the beer guy comes by press row and screams last call, that's my nightly cue to start writing. #PlayoffDeadlineCues

Ethan J. Skolnick

Chalmers gets away with a foul there. Rest of Heat trying to get away with substandard effort. Bobcats down 4.

Shandel Richardson

Kemba Walkers' got to take that to LeBron.

Joseph Goodman

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.

Shandel Richardson

LeBron needs to leave that shot to Dirk.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Bosh & McRoberts in a 3-point shootout. Not something anyone at Georgia Tech or Duke would have expected.

Ira Winderman

Bosh now stepping back for 3-pointers. He's 4 of 4 from behind the arc.

Shandel Richardson

It's almost like the Heat are toying w/ Bobcats.

Joseph Goodman

LeBron's three-point play made possible by Udonis Haslem's offensive rebound. Heat 60, Bobcats 53

Israel Gutierrez

It's Game 2 and I still can't piece together a McRoberts-Ray Allen-Jesus joke, but it's there somewhere.

Shandel Richardson

If you're MKG, you give LeBron that shot all night.

Ira Winderman

The Heat's leads go up, the Heat's leads go down. Was 16, now six.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade not anywhere near the rhythm he was in Sunday. Forcing things.

Shandel Richardson

A little defensive aggression from Bosh.

Joseph Goodman

Strong second quarter for Chris Bosh: 10 points, 4 of 5 from the field, 2 of 2 from three-point range.

Ethan J. Skolnick

The second half will be more interesting if someone comes out of locker room with pine tar on his neck.

Joseph Goodman

Cooper City Church of God dance troupe performing at halftime at AmericanAirlines Arena. Think Napoleon Dynamite Happy Hands Club.

Shandel Richardson

The Big Three combine for 39 points (Bosh, LeBron and ... Chalmers)

Ethan J. Skolnick

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.

Joseph Goodman

Heat 57, Bobcats 47 at halftime. LeBron is 7 of 9 for 18 points.

Ethan J. Skolnick

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.

Ira Winderman

Heat pushed lead to 16, up 57-47 at half. LeBron with 18 for Heat, Kidd-Gilchrist 15, one off his season high.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra has Cole foul, so he can get Wade out before Wade gets a 3rd foul. Smart.

Joseph Goodman

In Spoelese, these are called "skirmishes."

Ira Winderman

Make that 12 turnovers for Charlotte.

Ira Winderman

Bobcats with 11 turnovers. That basically is a game for them.

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron's fastest step is always the first step after he grabs a ball in transition.

Ira Winderman

LeBron in open court does terrible thing to rim.

Israel Gutierrez

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist's jumper is part Joakim Noah, part Jamaal Wilkes, part permanent wrist damage.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Before tonight, Kidd-Gilchrist hadn't scored more than 11 points in any game since Nov. 15.

Surya Fernandez

VIDEO: Birdman monster dunk replay vs Bobcats - Game 2 sbn.to/1prU2Y2

Ethan J. Skolnick

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored in double digits only 14 times this season. His high is 16. He has 13.

Joseph Goodman

Maybe public castigation is appropriate for thinking this, but LeBron's baseline fadeaway jumper just reminded me a lot of Jordan.

Ira Winderman

Heat's 15-point lead down to 38-35, Kidd-Gilchrist now 5 of 5. (And then a James Jones three.)

Ira Winderman

Jefferson makes two in a row after 1-of-8 start.

Ethan J. Skolnick

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.

Joseph Goodman

Al Jefferson is one tough dude…or the drugs are really good.

Ira Winderman

Jefferson back in and now 1 of 6.

Israel Gutierrez

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.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra going with more "Chalmers time."

Ira Winderman

Jefferson back to Bobcats bench.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Jefferson is back in the huddle

Ira Winderman

Jefferson getting his left ankle re-taped and will return. (Or is that code for pain-killing injection?).

Shandel Richardson

Al Jefferson in locker room getting left ankle re-taped. Will return.

Ira Winderman

Bobcats, who NEVER commit turnovers, now up to seven with 10:43 left in second period.

Ira Winderman

Craig Sager video tribute here between periods.

Joseph Goodman

Heat 29, Bobcats 19 after 1Q. Charlotte shooting 26.1 percent.

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).