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Wade's winning shot lifts Heat over Bobcats 96-95

By Steve Reed

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 28 2011 7:50 p.m. MST

Charlotte Bobcats' Gerald Henderson, left, reaches for the ball as Miami Heat's LeBron James, right, drives to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011.

Chuck Burton, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Dwyane Wade hit a bank shot over Gerald Henderson with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Miami Heat to a 96-95 victory over the pesky Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday and remain unbeaten.

After Henderson hit a 3-pointer from the right wing to put the Bobcats up by one with 12 seconds left, the Heat called time and had Wade bring the ball up. He drove to the left side and banked the shot over Henderson, then turned to Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton seated courtside and imitated Newton's Superman touchdown celebration by pretending to rip open his shirt.

D.J. Augustin's 3-point attempt off a side inbounds play didn't fall and D.J. White's putback at the buzzer rolled off the rim as time expired.

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