Dwyane Wade hit a bank shot over Gerald Henderson with 2.9 seconds remaining to lift the
to a 96-95 victory over the pesky
on Wednesday in Charlotte, N.C., and remain unbeaten.
After Henderson hit a three-pointer from the right wing to put the Bobcats up by one with 12 seconds left, the Heat called a timeout and had Wade bring the ball up. He drove to the left side and banked the shot over Henderson, then turned to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton seated courtside and imitated Newton's Superman touchdown celebration by pretending to rip open his shirt.
D.J. Augustin's three-point attempt off a side inbounds play didn't fall, and D.J. White's putback at the buzzer rolled off the rim as time expired.
LeBron James scored 35 points, and Chris Bosh chipped in with 25 as the Heat overcame a sluggish first half in front of 19,614, the largest crowd ever to see a Bobcats game at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Celtics fall to 0-3
Jarrett Jack's first regular-season start since the Chris Paul trade was more than good enough for the
New Orleans Hornets.
Jack had 21 points and nine assists in his season debut, and New Orleans dominated in its home opener, beating the winless Boston Celtics, 97-78.
The Celtics are 0-3 for the first time since 2006-07, the season before they traded to bring Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in to help star Paul Pierce. Pierce has yet to play this season because of a bruised right heel.
Elsewhere: Rookie Kyrie Irving had 14 points and seven assists to help the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Detroit, 105-89, spoiling the Pistons' first home opener with new owner Tom Gores. . . . Joe Johnson led another balanced attack with 18 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the visiting Washington Wizards, 101-83. . . . Kevin Durant scored 32 points, James Harden added 20, and the Oklahoma City Thunder remained undefeated with a 98-95 victory over the host Memphis Grizzlies. . . . Manu Ginobili scored 24 points and DeJuan Blair added 20 to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 115-90 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. Blake Griffin scored 28 points for the Clippers, while Chris Paul was held to 3-of-10 shooting and finished with 10 points.
Employees must pay up
A nanny and chauffeur who lost their suit against Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife have lost even more.
A Los Angeles judge ordered them to pay $122,000 in attorney's fees to the Simons.
The judge ruled in September that the employment suit was groundless, holding that the billionaire and his former beauty-queen wife, Bui, were extremely generous with nanny Claudia Leite and chauffeur Robert Young.
Leite claimed she was fired because she became pregnant. The chauffeur said he was not paid for overtime and was denied rest breaks. The judge said she didn't believe much of their testimony.
- Associated Press