Heat-Bobcats Preview

AmericanAirlines Arena will host a meeting between the Miami Heat (51.2% FG), the NBA's top shooting team, and the Charlotte Bobcats. With a record of 13-3, the Heat have been able to win consistently. On the other hand, the visiting Bobcats are below .500 on the year, coming in with an 8-9 record. This game is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm EST and it will be covered by SportSouth and SunSports.

The Heat come into today's game after defeating Toronto, 90-83. With 27 points on 10 for 17 shooting, LeBron James was the leading scorer for Miami. Meanwhile, the Bobcats are coming off a win against the Bucks, 92-76. Al Jefferson was one of the leaders, registering 23 points and 12 rebounds to claim his second double-double so far this season. This will be the second matchup of the season between these two teams, with the Heat taking the first game, 97-81. In the victory, LeBron James led all scorers with 30 points.

It will be a showdown of strength against strength, as the efficient offense of Miami (first in the NBA with an offensive efficiency of 109.3) takes on the stingy defense of Charlotte (second in the league with a defensive efficiency of 96.8). Furthermore, the 27th-ranked offense of the Bobcats (offensive efficiency of 93.9) will face a tough test against the fifth-ranked defense of Heat (defensive efficiency of 99.2).