Posted December 28, 2011 on AP on Fox
DAN BURCH STATS Writer Following wins in two rivalry games to open the season, the Miami Heat now look to continue their fast start when they visit the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night. The Heat have trailed just once in two season-opening victories - by only two points for 14 seconds. On Christmas Day, Miami got a small measure of revenge against Dallas, roughing up the Mavericks 105-94 and ruining the reigning champions' banner-raising celebration. The Heat beat Boston 115-107 on Tuesday, hanging on after nearly blowing a 20-point lead. LeBron James scored 26 and rookie Norris Cole had 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Heat, who look to open 3-0 for the second time in three seasons. "He's earned their respect," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said of Cole, who attended Cleveland State. "Even though it's been a short period of time, about three weeks, because he's pure, he's all about the team. He's mature ... and he gets them...
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