Cha 21 14 22 18 75
Mia 24 24 17 21 86
Date of game: 10/11/2013

Recap: Miami vs. Charlotte

Kansas City, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - Reigning MVP LeBron James dropped 20 points in less than 25 minutes as the Miami Heat downed the Charlotte Bobcats in preseason action, 86-75, at Sprint Center.

Norris Cole and Michael Beasley deposited 15 and 13 points, respectively, off the bench for Miami, which remained undefeated in three preseason contests. Mario Chalmers had 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor and Udonis Haslem grabbed 11 rebounds.

Charlotte's Al Jefferson scored a team-high 11 points to go with seven rebounds before leaving the game in the third quarter with an apparent sprained right ankle. The former Jazz big man inked a three-year, $40.5 million contract with the Bobcats this summer.

Jeff Taylor, who emerged as Sweden's best player at EuroBasket this summer, added 10 points off the bench for the Bobcats.

Miami outscored the Bobcats 24-14 in the second quarter to pull ahead, holding Charlotte to 6-for-17 from the field in the period.

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