The Charlotte Bobcats fell to 1-1 Wednesday night, losing to the Miami Heat 95-96.
Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson had another strong outing, scoring 21 points and holding Heat star Dwayne Wade to 10 points on the evening.
The Bobcats led until midway through the fourth quarter, when a series of unfortunate calls went Miami’s way, allowing the Heat to even the score and eventually pull ahead.
The Bobcats had 22 turnovers on the night, and against a team like the Heat, they were lucky to still be in the game at the end.
Bobcats guard D.J. Augustin had a chance to win the game with 2 seconds left, however his three point attempt was wide right. The other D.J., D.J. White, corralled the ricochet and heaved a last-second attempt, but it didn’t fall.
Rookie Kemba Walker played a little over 20 minutes, scored 14 points and had three assists. Center Boris Diaw had 16 points and 16 rebounds, but had 6 critical turnovers that allowed Miami to get back into the game in the second half.
Next up for the Bobcats is the Orlando Magic, who roll into Charlotte on Friday.