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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).

POTUS: 'Obama out'

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

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Ethan Sherwood Strauss ESPN Staff Writer 

Kerr says Curry did some shooting yesterday. He isn't practicing yet, but that's a step

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure what it means, but Dwyane Wade changed shoes between stints in the first and second quarter. He opened the game with a florescent color pattern but now is going with basic grays.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Welp, that was brutal for the Hornets. Heat up 29-18 after one quarter after getting 17 rebounds -- six of which on the offensive glass -- to Charlotte's seven. Hornets coach Steve Clifford pointed to his team's minus-15 performance on the boards in their Game 6 loss, and with the frontcourt a bit banged up, Miami has gotten to work down low.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat lead 29-18 after the first. It's just the fourth time this series that Miami has held Charlotte below 20 points in a quarter. No Heat player needed a boost of confidence in that period more than Goran Dragic, whose 8 points were more than Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin (5) had combined.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Clifford pointed to Hornets' -15 rebounding and lack of physicality as issues in Game 6. Heat have 8 boards, 3 on offense.

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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