UPDATE: 4/23 9:53pm

MIAMI (AP) - LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series.

Dwyane Wade scored 15 points, plus had a steal in the final seconds to help seal the win for Miami. Mario Chalmers added 11 for the Heat.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 22 points for Charlotte, which got 18 points and 13 rebounds from Al Jefferson, who played through a left plantar fascia strain and shot 9 for 23 from the floor. Kemba Walker added 16 and Gerald Henderson scored 15 for the Bobcats.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Charlotte.

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UPDATE 4/23 9:45pm

The Miami Heat are up two games to none in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Miami beating the Cats in a final score of 101-97

Game 3 heads up north to Charlotte on Saturday.


The Miami Heat are back at it Wednesday against the Bobcats.

Game 2 set for tipoff at the American Airlines Arena after Miami came away with a 99-88 victory Sunday afternoon.

Dwyane Wade scored 23 points in Game 1 after coming back from a 9-game injury toward the end of the regular season.

Meantime, Mario Chalmers is battling a bruised knee and is considered a game time decision for Wednesday night.

Tipoff is set for 7pm.

An interesting side note for the Bobcats, they flew back to Charlotte during the two-day break to avoid the "temptations" in Miami.

(Photo: Mike Ehrmann / 2014 Getty Images)