MIAMI (AP) – Chris Bosh scored 21 points in his first game since getting sick last February, Dwyane Wade added 20 and the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Hornets 104-94 Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.
Gerald Green scored 19 off the bench and Luol Deng finished with 13 for Miami, which used a 26-6 run in the second quarter to take control and beat the Hornets for the 14th consecutive time at home.
The Heat made 12 of 20 shots from 3-point range, including one from Deng with 38.8 seconds left to help seal the win.
Al Jefferson scored all of his 17 points in the first half for Charlotte, which cut a 20-point second-half deficit to five in the final minute. Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 19 points, Jeremy Lin scored 17 and Marvin Williams had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Hornets.
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