LeBron James's 34 powers Heat by Bobcats

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LeBron James put up 34 points and recorded 8 rebounds, while Chris Bosh added 25 points and 7 rebounds to help the Miami Heat defeat the Charlotte Bobcats, 104-96. Miami (29-11) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

James went 13-25 and converted 8-10 from the free throw line. Ray Allen also chipped in for Miami, finishing with 12 points and 9 rebounds. On 10-23 shooting from the field and 2-6 from the free throw line, Al Jefferson put up 22 points for Charlotte in the loss. He also added 14 rebounds. Josh McRoberts chipped in 10 points and 6 assists.

Charlotte (17-25) has now dropped three in a row to Miami.

Coming up next, the Heat play the Atlanta Hawks, who are 20-19 on the year. The Bobcats go up against the Toronto Raptors, currently 20-18 this season. The Heat emerged victorious each of the last two times against Atlanta. The Bobcats have won their last two meetings with Toronto.

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