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Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m., Monday

Bobcats at Heat

7:30 p.m., American Airlines Arena

TV: SportSouth. Radio: WFNZ-AM 610

Projected Starters

Bobcats Heat
Pos, Player Ppg Rpg Pos, Player Ppg Rpg
G, K. Walker 18.3 4.4 G, M. Chalmers 9.7 2.6
G, G. Henderson 14.7 4.1 G, D. Wade 19.0 4.8
F, M. Kidd-Gilchrist 7.7 5.1 F, L. James 26.9 7.0
F, J. McRoberts 8.3 5.1 F, S. Battier 4.8 2.1
C, A. Jefferson 20.5 10.4 C, C. Bosh 16.9 6.8

Matchup to Watch

LeBron James vs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist: So on consecutive nights MKG gets to (has to?) guard arguably the game’s best players. He calls himself the Bobcats’ middle-linebacker. More power to him.

Observations

• The Bobcats have lost 15 in a row to the Heat, including three this season, but the games have been dramatically more competitive of late. The Bobcats led late in Miami before losing by one, then took the Heat to overtime in Charlotte.



• Bobcats coach

Steve Clifford

is reluctant to send constant double-teams at James because he feels that’s when James is the most dangerous – feeding teammates who have been left wide open.



Tap-ins

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Dwyane Wade

’s health has been a wild card all season for the Heat.



• The Heat has sold out its past 141 home games.



Did you know?

The Heat just squashes the competition within the Southeast Division. Miami is 104-50 against Charlotte, Orlando, Washington and Atlanta since the Bobcats came into the league in 2005.

Rick Bonnell

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