Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) shoots the ball over Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half at Time Warner Cable Arena. Photo by Jeremy Brevard, USA TODAY Sports/Reuters.
Heat 104, Bobcats 96 (overtime)
LeBron James had 34 points, eight rebounds and six assists as the Miami Heat, missing Dwyane Wade, pulled out a 104-96 overtime win over the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Heat scored the first four points of overtime and never trailed in the extra session, outscoring the Bobcats 14-6 after the teams were tied at 90 at the end of regulation.
The Heat raised their record to 29-11 and won for the second straight night after losing three in a row earlier on this six-game road trip while the Bobcats dropped to 17-25.
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Pistons 104, Wizards 98
Josh Smith scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half and Rodney Stuckey had 20 as the Detroit Pistons rallied during the third quarter for a 104-98 win over the Washington Wizards.
Kyle Singler added 14 points and Greg Monroe had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons (17-23).
John Wall scored 34 points, including 13 in the fourth quarter, and Martell Webster had 15 for the Wizards (19-20).