Whiteside gets triple-double as Heat hold off Hornets 98-95
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Hassan Whiteside had 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots, and the Miami Heat came up with two key steals in the closing seconds of a 98-95 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.
Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and Chris Bosh added 20 points for the Heat, who have won six of seven.
Marvin Williams scored 27 points for the Hornets, and Nicolas Batum added 21.
The Hornets led 93-90 with 1:10 remaining, but Wade made a layup and Bosh added a three-point play to make it 95-93 with 23.5 seconds left.
Charlotte had a chance to tie it, but Justise Winslow's steal set up a free throw by Luol Deng for a 96-93 advantage with 13.2 seconds left.
Wade then stole the ball from Kemba Walker and passed to Deng for a fast-break dunk with 4.3 seconds remaining and the Heat's biggest lead of the game.