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Old 12-03-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Lessons learned from Charlotte Bobcats’ near-miss victory in Miami

If the ball finds center Al Jefferson’s hands (16 points, 13 rebounds) or point guard Kemba Walker (27 points) is driving at least as much as he takes jump shots, this is a far better offense. The Bobcats matched the Heat in points in the paint at 38 and took three more free throws than the Heat. Those factors kept the Bobcats competitive.

Go for it: Heat coach Erik Spoelstra seemed taken aback in the post-game news conference at reporters’ inferences that Miami was flat Sunday. Spoelstra said this was about how much the Bobcats have improved.

“Charlotte put us in that position,” Spoelstra said. “They played aggressively, they played well, they moved the ball, they made shots.”

-- Charlotte Observer
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