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Heat Take 2-0 Lead on Bobcats

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, bottom, of Germany, falls to the floor as he and San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France, chase a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, bottom, of Germany, falls to the floor as he and San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France, chase a loose ball during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Miami — LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.

Dwyane Wade scored 15 points, and had a steal in the final seconds to help seal the win for Miami. Mario Chalmers added 11 for the Heat.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 22 points for Charlotte, which got 18 points and 13 rebounds from Al Jefferson, who played through a left plantar fascia strain and shot 9 for 23 from the floor. Kemba Walker added 16 and Gerald Henderson scored 15 for the Bobcats.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Charlotte.

The Bobcats were down three with 10 seconds left, but never got a tying shot off. Wade stole the ball from Chris Douglas-Roberts with 3 seconds left, made a free throw and that was enough for the Heat.

Mavericks 113, Spurs 92

San Antonio — Monta Ellis scored 21 points and Dallas rolled over San Antonio, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.

Shawn Marion scored 20 points, Dirk Nowitzki added 16, Devin Harris had 18 and Jose Calderon 12 for Dallas, which never trailed after the opening minutes of the second quarter.

Manu Ginobili had 27 points, Tony Parker added 12 and Tim Duncan 11 for the Spurs.

NHL Playoffs

Blue Jackets 4 Penguins 3 (ot)

Columbus, Ohio — Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave Columbus a victory over Pittsburgh.

The Blue Jackets overcame a 3-0 deficit for their first home playoff victory in the franchise’s 13 seasons, sending the series back to Pittsburgh for Game 5 on Saturday night tied 2-2.

Craig Adams, Chris Kunitz, James Neal scored in a 5:01 span in the first period to stake the Penguins to a 3-0 lead.

Stars 4, Ducks 2

Dallas — Cody Eakin and Alex Goligoski scored on Dallas’ first two shots in the third period and the Stars beat top-seeded Anaheim in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series that is all even now.

Even without captain Ryan Getzlaf, a surprise late scratch with an upper-body injury, and healthy scratch Teemu Selane, the Ducks jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period.

But the Stars, who got physical at home after a pair of one-goal losses in Anaheim to start the series, dominated the rest of the way.

Game 5 is Friday night in Anaheim, and Game 6 is Sunday in Dallas.

Dallas captain Jaime Benn scored off a faceoff only 27 seconds into the second period, his third goal in the series.