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How the Heat dominated Game 7

How the Miami Heat dominated Game 7 against the Charlotte Hornets

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

A Miami Heat spokesman confirmed that a person who attempted to run onto the court near the Hornets' bench during the fourth quarter of Game 7 was ejected and charged with trespassing.

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Young fan crashes Hornets-Heat game (0:19)
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Heat crush Hornets in Game 7 (1:12)
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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Clifford said Marvin Williams had an injury in his shooting elbow that he's been playing through. Has had it drained a few times, Clifford said.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

The Heat's 33-point win Sunday over the Hornets was the fifth-largest Game 7 margin of victory in NBA postseason history, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Clifford on Hassan Whiteside: "He had 10 blocks (in February game). We held him to just 5, only to the level of an all-time great."

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat rout Hornets 107-73 in their Game 7. The ViewFromVegas is Miami easily covered as a 6.5-point home favorite for its backers and the game stayed well under the betting total of 190.5 points.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Clifford: "This would have been a huge game for our team, for our city, but we just came up short. We still had a great year, played a bad game."

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Clifford, as hoarse as can be, barely squeaking out words postgame: "In the third quarter, things got away from us. Today is tough but I'm gonna choose to say what it is: We had a great year."

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Not even sure what to say or do with this. Heat fans catch a lot of, well, heat nationally. But they showed up on time and kept it hostile and loud for Game 7.

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Wade: We continue to believe in each other (1:47)
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Dragic: I felt more comfortable today (0:48)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

That'll do it. The Hornets, who had a 3-2 series lead, are eliminated with a 106-73 Heat win in Game 7. Charlotte, which shot the fourth-most 3s on average in the regular season, had success getting into the paint for three wins. But Miami gets 58 points in the paint and 58 rebounds to close out the series and won the turnover battle, 9-10.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 7 Final: Heat 106, Hornets 73. Miami advances to the Eastern Conference semifinals to face the winner of the Indiana-Toronto series. The Heat are huge Pacers fans tonight, considering an Indiana win in Game 7 gives Miami home court advantage in the next round. Goran Dragic scored a game-high 25 points and emerges from a relative series-long slump just in time.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets and Heat pull all of their starters (outside of rookie Frank Kaminsky). A bummer of an ending for a scrappy Hornets team that seemed on their way to the franchise's first series win since 2002.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

A kid just ran into the court and hugged Justise Winslow. The kid and his father just got escorted out by security with the kid high-5ing fans.

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat on a 57-23 run,

Tom Haberstroh ESPN Staff Writer 

Nightmare game from Kemba Walker, who is 3-of-15 and drew his first trip to the FT line of the game down 32 with 10:07 left. Now shooting just 36.8% for the series.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets' starters are 13-for-42 (31%) from the floor tonight. Heat up 83-53 at the end of a third quarter that saw the Hornets outscored 29-11. Rough end for Charlotte, which led the series 3-2 and was down two in the waning minutes in Game 6.

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.411th
Rebounds Per Game43.914th
Assists Per Game21.719th
Points Allowed100.79th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-153349.402
2013-144339.524
2012-132161.256
2011-12759.106

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