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Heat defeat Hornets to force Game 7

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The Miami Heat lived to play another day following their 97-90 win over Charlotte in Game 6 of their NBA astern Conference first round playoff series. The victory evened the series at three games each and forced a decisive Game 7 on Sunday at American Airlines Arena in Miami. As he had done for so many years, Dwyane Wade took charge late in the game to lead the Heat to victory. His two key three-pointers at the end kept the Hornets…

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Hornets put Heat on brink of elimination with 90-88 victory

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The Miami Heat dropped a heartbreaking 90-88 decision on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. The loss at American Airlines Arena put the Hornets ahead 3-2 in their best of seven NBA Eastern Conference playoffs first round series. Courtney Lee made two huge plays for Charlotte at both ends of the court in the final 25 seconds to lead his team to victory. The Hornets can end Miami’s season with a victory in Game 6 on Friday night in Charlotte. After…

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Heat check: Miami’s hot shooting buries Hornets again

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The Miami Heat continued their torrid postseason shooting and rolled to a 115-103 victory over the Charlotte Hornets in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. Miami shot 58 percent from the field, matching their 58 percent shooting in their 123-91 Game 1 victory, also at the American Airlines Arena. The Heat scored from every angle in the first half, shooting a team record 74 percent in the first half to establish a 72-60 lead. For their part, Charlotte was…

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