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MIAMI -- Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. James Jones got his turn Sunday. And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff showings from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, have the Heat off and running in these playoffs. James scored 27 points, Wade added 23 and the Heat rode two big runs -- one late in the first half, the other down the stretch -- to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Miami trailed for much of the first half, but rallied and has now topped Charlotte 17 straight times. "We were flat to start," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "I think our guys were just anxious." Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Wednesday. Al Jefferson will be getting plenty of treatment until then. Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who started fast behind Jefferson -- who was diagnosed with a strained left plantar fascia after a misstep in the first quarter, and got a pair of injections just to continue playing. "We did some really good things today," Walker said. "We just have to keep executing throughout the game. We cant get rattled." Jefferson still finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds -- yet in what cant be a real exciting sign for Charlotte, he left the arena in a walking boot. "Just got to suck it up, man," said Jefferson, who confessed that hes no fan of needles but insisted he doesnt plan on sitting out. Gary Neal scored 17 and Josh McRoberts added 15 for Charlotte, which shot only 12 free throws compared to 26 by Miami, and allowed the Heat to turn their 15 turnovers into 20 points. "If were going to have 15 turnovers, were not going to win," Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said. Miami sealed it with an 18-4 run in the fourth, all but three of those points coming with James getting a rest. Luke Ridnour made a high-arcing baseline jumper over Ray Allen with 10:29 left to get Charlotte within 74-69. Thats when James got a breather. He returned to breathing room. Chris Andersen had a tip-in for a 12-point lead, Wade -- who shot 10 for 16 -- made a 3-pointer as the shot clock was winding down with 6:50 left to make it 85-70, and another score by Andersen pushed the margin to 17. With that, Game 1 was secure. "That group that was in once I took that break at the 10-minute mark in the fourth quarter, they just bumped the lead," James said. "Obviously, to have three Hall of Famers in the game when Im out of the game, CB, D-Wade and Ray ... that was big-time." So was Jones. He didnt play in the first half of any playoff game last season and was out of the rotation much of this year. But when he checked in with 4:19 left in the half Sunday, Miami led 35-34. "Hell of a spark," Wade said. Before long, it was 47-36, Jones scoring four of those late as Miami was wrapping up a 19-2 run. He added five more in the third, and his 3-pointer with 10:08 left kickstarted what became the game-deciding spurt down the stretch. "When youre dressed, youre expected to perform," Jones said. Two years ago, it was Mike Miller giving a lift to the Heat in that off-the-bench role. Last year, it was Miller and Shane Battier sharing those honours. Miller is in Memphis now, Battier is out of the rotation, and that means a door may be opening for Jones. "Hes going to be a very, very key ingredient to our success," James said. Charlotte had four players making their first playoff starts. It was also the first national-television appearance this season for the Bobcats, who seemed anything but overwhelmed by the moment. Walker made a 3-pointer to beat the first-half buzzer, drawing Charlotte within 49-42. That started an 11-0 run by the Bobcats, who scored the first eight of the third quarter to reclaim a one-point lead. And the third stayed close, neither team leading by more than three for the majority of the third. But the Heat closed strong behind Jones and James, who made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left for a 72-65 Miami lead entering the fourth. NOTES: With his final point, James passed Larry Bird for No. 8 on the leagues all-time playoff scoring list. ... Miami is 61-8 over the last three seasons when making at least 10 3-pointers. ... Charlotte was returning home after the game, taking advantage of the long break before Game 2. Larry Ogunjobi Jersey .ca has you covered for whos in, whos out and what to expect from all 30 teams. Joel Bitonio Jersey . And follow TSN.ca right through Deadline Day for all the updates. 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Five of those contests are against Eastern Conference opposition, meaning valuable points in the playoff race are on the line.TSN.ca presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season. Rankings were weighted evenly between separate lists made by TSN Radio host and soccer analyst Gareth Wheeler as well as TSN.cas soccer editors. 1. Liverpool (Last Week-1) Steven Gerrard converted two more penalties as red hot Liverpool defeated West Ham 2-1 at Upton Park. The victory sets up a top of the table showdown against Manchester City. 2. Manchester City (LW-2) After Yaya Toure and Rickie Lambert traded goals from the penalty spot, Samir Nasri, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic all fired home to give Manchester City a 4-1 victory over Southampton and keep them in the thick of the title race. 3. Chelsea (LW-3) Willian, Mohamed Salah and Frank Lampard were all on target for Chelsea as they knocked off Stoke City 3-0. Lampards goal came after he missed from the penalty spot but fired home following up the save. 4. Everton (LW-5) Goals by Steven Naismith, Romelu Lukaku and a Mikel Arteta own goal helped Evertons Champions League hopes with a 3-0 victory over Arsenal. It was Evertons sixth victory in a row as they now sit just a point behind the Gunners. 5. Arsenal (LW-4) One single point is all that is currently keeping Arsenal in a Champions League position as they fell 3-0 to Everton, the team directly behind them in the standings. Everton also has a game in hand on the Gunners. 6. Manchester United (LW-6) Juan Mata scored the first two goals which turned out to be enough damage, Javier Hernandez and Adnan Januzaj both also counted as Manchester United defeated Newcastle 4-0. 7. Tottenham (LW-7) Emmanuel Adebayors double added to goals from Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Gylfi Sigurdsson were more than enough as Tottenham dismissed Sunderland 5-1. 8. Southampton (LW-8) A very strong first half effort, that included a penalty goal from Rickie Lambert, was not enough to keep Southampton from a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. 9. Stoke City (LW-99) Stoke had their three game winning streak snapped as they fell 3-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.dddddddddddd 10. Newcastle United (LW-10) For the fourth time in five games, Newcastle was condemned to Premier League defeat, this time 4-0 at the hands of Manchester United at St. James Park. 11. Hull City (LW-14) George Boyd headed home a first half marker which would prove to be enough as Hull City knocked off Swansea City 1-0. 12. West Ham United (LW-11) Guy Demel scored the games only goal from open play, however two converted penalties would see West Ham fall 2-1 to Liverpool. 13. Swansea City (LW-12) Swansea City were lively but not able to find an equalizing marker as they fell 1-0 to Hull City. 14. Crystal Palace (LW-15) Jason Puncheon scored twice and Joe Ledley also added a second half marker as Crystal Palace continued their relegation battle with a 3-0 victory over Cardiff City. 15. Aston Villa (LW-13) Grant Holt equalized for Aston Villa in the 70th minute, but they conceded the winning marker four minutes from time as they fell 2-1 to Fulham. 16. West Bromwich Albion (LW-17) Morgan Amalfitano scored in the 16th minute as West Brom held on to pick up a 1-0 victory over Norwich City. 17. Norwich City (LW-16) In what would turn out to be manager Chris Hughtons last game in charge, Norwich City fell 1-0 at Carrow Road to West Bromwich Albion. Hughton would be fired following the loss and replaced by former player Neil Adams. 18. Fulham (LW-20) Kieran Richardson and Hugo Rodallega were both on target for Fulham as they picked up three points in a 2-1 victory against Aston Villa. 19. Sunderland (LW-18) Troubled times continue for Sunderland as they fell 5-1 to Tottenham. Lee Cattermole gave the Black Cats a 1-0 lead before they were overrun by the five goal response. 20. Cardiff City (LW-19) Ole Gunnar Solskjaers team slipped closer to falling out of the Premier League as they were well beaten 3-0 at home against Crystal Palace. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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