LeBron James was at his deadly accurate best as he scored 31 points to help the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat shoot down an inspired Charlotte Bobcats team 99-94 on Monday.
James made 13 of his 14 field goal attempts - adding eight assists and eight rebounds to flirt with a triple double - in a red-hot display that allowed the Heat to prevail in a surprisingly competitive test against the struggling Bobcats.
Miami were never able to build a double-digit lead against the visitors and were ahead just 89-87 in the final minute and a half before a 6-0 run by their three All Stars put the game away.
Dwyane Wade finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Heat (31-14) while Chris Bosh added 23 points.
Ramon Sessions had 18 to lead six double-figure scorers for the Bobcats (11-36), who lost their fourth straight.
On Saturday, Charlotte's rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had to leave the game on a stretcher after sustaining a concussion in a big collision.