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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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Kemba Walker leads Charlotte to playoff win over Miami, 89-85

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Kemba Walker put the Charlotte Hornets on his back and led his team to an 89-85 NBA playoff victory over the Miami Heat on Monday night. Their best-of-seven first round series is now tied 2-2. Charlotte was down early, but used a huge third quarter run to turn the game around. After Miami recovered, Walker single-handedly kept his team in front, especially in the fourth quarter. Miami built a double-digit lead in the first quarter and led 26-19 heading into…

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Hornets swarm Heat, 96-80

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The Charlotte Hornets put on a second half blitz to claim a 96-80 victory over the Miami Heat in their NBA Eastern Conference first round playoff series on Saturday. The win reduced the Heat’s lead in the series to 2-1. It was Charlotte’s first playoff victory in 14 years. After shooting 58 percent in both of the first two games played at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, the Heat were only able to connect on 34 percent of their…

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