Unbeaten Miami Heat beat Charlotte 129-90

Jan 03, 2012, 06:52 IST | AFP
Miami Heat crush Charlotte Bobcats to extend best-ever winning start to 5-0 

Chris Bosh scored 24 points and Dwyane Wade added 22 to power the unbeaten Miami Heat over Charlotte 129-90 on Sunday, the Heat producing the biggest single-game point total in the season's first week.

Miami Heat's LeBron James (left) in action during an NBA match against
Dallas Mavericks recently. Pic/AFP

LeBron James finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the Heat, which lost to Dallas in last year's NBA Finals.

Mario Chalmers and rookie Norris Cole each added 16 points for Miami, which matched Oklahoma City for the NBA's best record this season at 5-0, the best start to a season in Heat franchise history.

Miami surged ahead 33-15 after the first quarter, matched the third-largest blowout victory in Heat history and inflicted the second-most lopsided defeat in Bobcats history.

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