Mia 31 18 32 17 98
Cha 22 22 21 27 92
Date of game: 10/23/2012

Recap: Charlotte vs. Miami

Raleigh, NC (Sports Network) - Chris Bosh scored 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds and Ray Allen added 15 points to lead the Miami Heat to a 98-92 preseason win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.

LeBron James had 10 points, eight assists and four rebounds and Terrel Harris chipped in with 12 points for the Heat, who played without Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers.

Wade, who is still recovering from a July knee surgery, had played 23 and 26 minutes in Miami's previous two contests. He is expected to play on Wednesday when the Heat take on the Washington Wizards.

Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions each scored 24 points and Gerald Henderson added 13 points for the Bobcats, who have dropped five consecutive games since winning their preseason opener.

The Heat, who didn't trail in the game, built a lead as big as 18 in the final quarter, but Charlotte was able to pull within 94-92 with 2:16 remaining. Miami scored the final four points of the game to seal the win.

Game Notes

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