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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Goran Dragic just plain showing out now. It took 7 games, but Dragic has figured out Kemba Walker like Rocky did Ivan Drago midway through that fight in Russia.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat squashing everything the Hornets have available right now. Whiteside is erasing or intimidating shot attempts at the rim, and the Hornets are struggling to get the sort of penetration that led them to three wins this series. Heat lead 65-46 overall, and 40-16 in paint points.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Adams on the emotions following Game 1's embarrassing blowout: "Anger. Definitely anger. All the negative ones."

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Dragic, Whiteside on the same page

The Heat made two quick baskets to start the third quarter, including this Goran Dragic lob to Hassan Whiteside. Miami leads Charlotte on ABC.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte comes out at half with Nic Batum in place of Frank Kaminsky.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

One first-half stat jumps off the box score more than all others combined. Heat starters have a total of 1 foul. They've spent the bulk of the past few games managing foul trouble. More than anything, that's freed Goran Dragic to explode for 17 points entering the third period.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Durant talking through how the Thunder responded today to Game 1's blowout: "We didn't come in today with a bad attitude. We've got to move on to the next one."

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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat up 54-42 at the break. With his 8 points in the first half, Dwyane Wade passed Wilt Chamberlain for 17th place on the NBA's career playoff scoring list.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets head into halftime down 54-42 and looking for answers. Charlotte pushed back in the second quarter, limiting Miami to just 10 rebounds after allowing 17 in the first quarter, but the Heat still have a 32-14 advantage in paint points. Hornets need to pop off from 3 (4-for-9) or cram it down low, but neither option has worked thus far. They're also even in turnovers (3-3), a category the Hornets dominate when things are right.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Stotts on the Warriors: "They're a great team without Steph. They're a historically great team with him"

Heat make plays on offensive and defensive end

Miami center Hassan Whiteside blocks Al Jefferson's shot, which leads to a transition basket for Goran Dragic.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Courtney Lee, who was 1-for-2 and "allowed" Dwyane Wade's dagger in Game 6, has been great at both ends tonight He's 4-for-4 for 9 points and has given Wade fits on the other end. Heat up 44-40.

Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr is asked if he'll leverage his backcourt's height advantage: "It's hard to take advantage of the Blazers backcourt. They're one of the best backcourts in the league"

Kevin Arnovitz ESPN Staff Writer 

Warriors coach Steve Kerr notes that the Trail Blazers took some time to figure out how they wanted to sculpt their team after LaMarcus Aldridge. They experimented with Meyers Leonard, Noah Vonleh, but ultimately ended up with a smaller lineup that's worked well (with Al-Farouq Aminu and Mo Harkless at the forward spots).