Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap said a penalty was necessary.
"I thought they were going to do something and when we looked at the film it was obvious that they had to do something," Dunlap said before playing the Brooklyn Nets. "Competitive juices got the better of Dwyane. I think he's a class human being, I think he represents the league at the highest level. He's an Olympian, got us a gold medal, but there's no place for that."
Coach Erik Spoelstra said Mike Miller would start at guard, and Ray Allen — who missed the Charlotte game because of a sore right shoulder — was ready to play.
"We're a no-excuse team, and we've prided ourself on that," Spoelstra said. "These are the circumstances we've been given, and we feel that we have enough depth to overcome it."