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article imageNBA: Wade’s triple-double leads Heat over Bobcats 109 – 97

By Kristofor Molson     Feb 5, 2011 in Sports
Charlotte - In back to back games you do not expect teams to get up for them especially after a big game the night before. The Heat are coming off a big win the night before over the Orlando Magic where LeBron went off for 51 points, and tonight it was Wade’s turn.
Dwayne Wade took the Miami Heat (36-14) into the house of the Charlotte Bobcats (21-28) and came out with his first triple-double in over five years. He had not a triple-double since the Supersonics was still in Seattle on January 13, 2006. Wade led his team in scoring with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assist. Even though he had ten assist no other Heat scored over 20 points except for Wade. Wade was not sure if he was going to play after hurting his back the night before in Orlando.
LeBron James was the second leading scorer with 19 points and almost hit a triple-double of his own missing the mark by two rebounds with eight and one assist with nine. The Heat got big play from their bench with Eddie House scoring 16 points and Mike Miller adding 13 points. House and Miller have been on their “A” game of late coming off the bench giving the Heat the spark they need to pull out these victories. House knocked down three consecutive 3-pointers in the fourth to push the Heat lead at the end of the game.
The Heat never lost a quarter and took the lead into halftime, but not before some sparks popped between Wade and Captain Jack (Stephen Jackson). Wade was racing to the basket and Jackson gave him a pretty nice foul that Wade took offense to, he then walked up into Jackson’s face and exchanged words before being separated. Jackson was called for a flagrant foul after it was all said and done.
The Bobcats were lead by Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson who both had 25 points respectively, which lead their team and the game. Wallace added 10 rebounds and 2 assist while Jackson had 5 assist, 3 rebounds and 2 steals.
Boris Diaw helped out with 14 points of his own and had 9 rebounds, 4 assist with a steal and a block. The Bobcats got big help off their bench from Gerald Wallace who had 14 points as well, but no other Bobcat had over six points for the game.
The Bobcats got no closer than six to end the game shooting 47 percent from the field but shoot 7 of 20 in the fourth from the floor. They did not get much help from point guard D.J. Augustin who only had four points and shoot 1 of 6 from the floor.
The Bobcats are sitting in the eight spot in the East and one game ahead of the Indiana Pacers who have now won three in a row under new coach Frank Vogel.
The Heat will get a break before taking on the Clippers Sunday after losing to them in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago.
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