LeBron James scores 31 points, Heat sweep Bobcats with 109-98 win to move on to second round

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Warm-up shirts are piled at center court as Miami Heat players prepare for Game 4 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Charlotte Bobcats in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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The loss signaled the end of an era for the Bobcats. They will become the Hornets next season.

Before the game the Heat showed solidarity with the Los Angeles Clippers over the Donald Sterling controversy.

Like the Clippers on Sunday, the Heat ran out of the tunnel wearing their warmups, huddled at center court and tossed their white shooting T-shirts to the ground. They then went through their pregame routine with their red Heat warmup jerseys inside out, hiding the team's logo.

NOTES: Charlotte never won a postseason game as the Bobcats in franchise history. ... James scored at least 20 points in all four games. ... Tyler Zeller of the Cleveland Cavaliers was in the crowd cheering on his brother Cody, a rookie with the Bobcats.

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