LeBron James takes elbow to the throat from Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts in Heat's 101-97 win

MIAMI - 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 their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Dwyane Wade scored 15 points and had a steal in the final seconds to help seal the win for Miami.

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.

With just 50 seconds left and the Heat up by 3 points, LeBron drove hard to the lane and was hammered by Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts, whose elbow hit the Miami star in the throat.

It was not called a flagrant foul and McRoberts later denied it was intentional.

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