Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/15

Game 1: Saturday, October 15th

Bobcats 82

(1-2, 1-1 away)

Heat 72

(1-2, 1-2 home)

    7:30 PM ET, October 15, 2005

    AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

    1 2 3 4 T
    CHA 23 22 28 982
    MIA 18 21 14 1972

    Charlotte 82, Miami 72

    MIAMI (AP) -- Emeka Okafor and Jake Voskuhl each scored 16 points to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to an 82-72 victory against the Miami Heat on Saturday.

    Okafor and Voskuhl were two of five Bobcats to score in double figures, as Charlotte (1-2) won its first preseason game.

    Dwayne Wade led the Heat (1-2) with 18 points, but Miami had 25 turnovers and shot 37.5 percent from the field.

    The Heat, who were without reserves Gary Payton (stomach virus) and Michael Doleac (calf strain), looked sluggish after losing Friday night to the Memphis Grizzlies 101-91 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    Antoine Walker had 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench, and Shaquille O'Neal had nine points and 11 rebounds.

    The Bobcats, who were without Primoz Brezec (shin) and Sean May (knee), got 10 points each from Melvin Ely, Brevin Knight and Keith Bogans.

    Charlotte turned a 45-39 halftime lead into a 73-53 advantage after the third quarter and coasted to the victory.

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