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Heat narrowly escapes Hornets

/ 12:17 PM November 24, 2014
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Miami Heat forward Luol Deng, of Sudan, left, drives to the basket past Charlotte Hornets guard Gerald Henderson (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 in Miami. AP

MIAMI — Luol Deng scored 26 points, and Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each added 20 as Miami held on in the final seconds to beat Charlotte and snap a three-game home slide.

The final score: Heat 94, Hornets 93.

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Kemba Walker missed two potential go-ahead shots in the final half-minute for the Hornets, and Al Jefferson’s tip-in try bounced off the rim as time expired as Charlotte dropped its fifth straight.

Chalmers had 10 assists for his second double-double of the season and Shabazz Napier scored 14 for the Heat.

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Jefferson finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds for Charlotte, which got 17 points from Lance Stephenson and 16 from Walker. The Hornets led by as many as eight in the fourth, before Miami rallied.

Miami was without guard Dwyane Wade for the sixth straight game.

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