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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

When this is your work view for Game 7 of the playoffs, there are no complaints.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

When this is your work view for Game 7 of a playoff series, there are no complaints.

Watch: Heat-Hornets in GAme 7

Dwyane Wade scored 23 points in Game 6 to force today's win-or-go-home matchup. Will he and the Heat stop Kemba Walker and the Hornets at home one more time to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals? Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Green said Pop likes to use the term "appropriate fear" when discussing opponents, as they expect a highly motivated OKC squad for Game 2. Green said he was most surprised by the Spurs' offense in Game 1. Green admitted "we haven't had a night like that in a while."

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Purple is officially part of the Hornets color scheme, but just confirmed with this group that traveled to Miami inspired to collectively represent Purple Shirt Guy for Charlotte in Game 7.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Nic Batum is in uniform and going through pregame stretches. Both he and Spencer Hawes are active.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Parker said the biggest key for Game 2 is to keep up the energy because he believes "it's human nature" to have somewhat of a letdown after such a strong performance in Game 1.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat rookie guard Josh Richardson (bruised shoulder) is cleared to play in Game 7 tonight against Charlotte. "I knew off the bat nothing would keep me out of Game 7."


Russillo @ryenarussillo

Media wanted him to be better than LeBron. He was probably more liked. He has a teammate that gets more criticism than he ever has.

POTUS: 'Obama out'

President Barack Obama pulled a Kobe during his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.


Durant not in sharing mood after Game 1

Kevin Durant was asked how he felt after getting blown out by the Spurs, and he started his response by simply saying: "I'm not telling you.”


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Spencer Hawes has been upgraded to questionable for Game 7. Hawes missed Game 6 with with a sprained MCL in his right knee.

Which teams will survive Game 7?

Hornets or Heat? Pacers or Raptors? Our panel of experts give their predictions on which teams will advance to the conference semifinals as well as who will move on to the conference finals. Forecast

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Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

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