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Queen City Hoops May 1, 2016

Hornets’ Season Ends With 106-73 Demolition In Miami

When the Hornets missed their chance in Game 6, the odds looked bad for Game 7. Charlotte would have to overcome their disappointment, go on the road, fight through key injuries, and play with energy despite a short one-day rest and a 1 p.m. matinee start. The worst-case scenario played out, with Miami dominating in a 106-73 win that closed the book on the season. Kemba Walker nearly bailed […]

Quick Take: Heat 106, Hornets 73

What went right for the HeatThey finally found a way to put an opponent away. The Hornets were on the ropes the entire first half and the Heat delivered the knockout blow in the third quarter. First time that's happened in a while.What went wrong for the HeatHard to find anything wrong with this...

Winderman's view: Heat 106, Hornets 73

Observations from Sunday's 106-73 NBA playoff victory over the Charlotte Hornets at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- Hassan Whiteside's right thigh? -- As healthy as what he threw at the Hornets on Sunday. -- And this was about more than the blocked shots, which were the most by a Heat player in a playoff...

First round: Heat 4, Hornets 3

Series schedule: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Hornets  (Best-of-7 NBA playoff first-round series) Game 1:  Heat 123, Hornets 91 Game 2:  Heat 115, Hornets 103 Game 3:  Hornets 96, Heat 80. Game 4:  Hornets 89, Heat 85 Game 5:  Hornets 90, Heat 88 Game 6:  Heat 97, Hornets 90 Game 7:  Heat 106, Horents...

Game 7 photos: Heat 106, Hornets 73

It's on to the second rouund for the Heat.

Preview: Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets, 8 p.m. Friday

When/Where: 8 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte. TV: Fox Sports Sun, ESPN. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 98.3-FM (Spanish).        Scouting report: The Hornets lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 . . . The winner of Game 5 in a best-of-seven series tied 2-2 after four games has gone on to win 82.7...

Preview: Miami Heat at Charlotte Hornets, 8 p.m. Friday

When/Where: 8 p.m., Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte.TV: Fox Sports Sun, ESPN. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 98.3-FM (Spanish).Scouting report: The Hornets lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 . . . The winner of Game 5 in a best-of-seven series tied 2-2 after four games has gone on to win 82.7 percent...
Queen City Hoops Apr 27, 2016

Hornets Escape Miami With Crucial 90-88 Win in Game 5

Through four games, Charlotte had hit just 16 three-pointers against the Heat. The dam finally broke in Game 5: The Hornets swished 12 long-range bombs on their way to a 90-88 win in Miami, earning a chance to close out the series on Friday. The shooting was a return to form, but it was an odd game for the Hornets otherwise. Marvin Williams led the team in scoring […]

Hornets coach Steve Clifford responds to Hassan Whiteside's "flop-offs" remark

The Miami Heat appeared to have moved past the accusations.The same couldn't be said of Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford. On Wednesday, Clifford responded to Heat center Hassan Whiteside referring to the series against the Hornets as the "flop-offs."After the morning shootaround in preparation...
Queen City Hoops Apr 27, 2016

Game #5: Hornets-Heat 2-on-3 Preview

Latest Injury update: Clifford says @hornets Nic Batum participated in shootaround and will most likely play tonight. — Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) April 27, 2016 It sounds like Nic Batum will play tonight, but he has asked to come off the bench so the teams chemistry isn’t thrown off. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1- It looked like the Hornets had been left for […]

Nic Batum expected to be available for Hornets off the bench in Game 5

The Charlotte Hornets expect to have starting swingman Nic Batum available for Game 5 off the bench. Clifford says @hornets Nic Batum participated in shootaround and will most likely play tonight. — Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) April 27, 2016 Batum,...

Preview: Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat, 8 p.m., Wednesday

When/Where: 8 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets: Available at HEAT.com or 1-800-4NBA-TIX. TV: Fox Sports Sun, TNT. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 98.3-FM (Spanish). Scouting report: The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 after the Hornets' 89-85 victory Wednesday in Charlotte . . . This is the third...
Queen City Hoops Apr 25, 2016

Hornets scrap out 89-85 win over Miami, tie series 2-2

In a game that the city was calling the biggest in franchise history in over a decade, it did not disappoint. Kemba Walker scored 34 points in his best hero-ball impersonation, Jeremy Lin added 21 of his own, and the two guards carried Charlotte offensively for the second straight game on the way to Hornets 89-85 win over Miami. The […]

Hornets power past Heat 96-80 move within 2-1

There is home Heat and then there is this. And that has what looked so simple after Charlotte Hornets forward Nic Batum went down with a foot injury now looking like something far different. After blowing past the Hornets at AmericanAirlines Arena in the first two games of this best-of-seven first-round...
Queen City Hoops Apr 23, 2016

Hornets Rediscover Defense and Defeat Heat, 96-80, in Game 3

The Hornets returned home and finally found their defense, holding the Heat to just 34 percent shooting in a 96-80 win on Saturday. The victory was Charlotte’s first in the playoffs in 14 years. It was a dramatic turnaround for the Hornets, who couldn’t stop bleeding points in the series’ first two games. The Heat averaged 119 points and 58 percent from the floor in Miami, […]

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