MKG Scores 22, but Bobcats can't get final shot off
Bobcats Fight Hard, But Fall Into 0-2 Hole Against Heat
By Mike Leslie, Sports Anchor/Digital Journalist - email
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 22 points, Kemba Walker had 16 points and 8 assists, and Al Jefferson battled through his plantar fascia strain to score 18 points and pull down 13 rebounds.
But it wasn't enough. The Bobcats lost to the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, 101-97, to fall into an 0-2 series hole.
Charlotte had a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds, trailing by three in possession of the ball. But Miami's swarming defense did not allow the Bobcats to get a shot off, and the loose ball ended up in the hands of Dwyane Wade.
Kidd-Gilchrist also pulled down 10 rebounds, in his best all-around game in recent memory. Meanwhile, Gerald Henderson scored 15 points to round out the offensive attack.
Miami's Big Three were again solid, led by Lebron James' 32 points, 8 assists, and 6 rebounds. James connected on 11 of his 17 shots from the field.
Chris Bosh was the Robin, tonight, scoring 20 points and pulling down 5 rebounds. Wade chipped in with 15 points.
Game 3 is Saturday night at 7 p.m., at Time Warner Cable Arena. It will be just the third home playoff game in Bobcats history.
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