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2016 Schedule
48-34, 1st in Southeast
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Hornets, Raptors looking for Game 7 win

According to ESPN's BPI, Charlotte only has a 36 percent chance to win Game 7 on the road in Miami. Meanwhile, the Raptors have a 70 percent chance to defend their home court against the Pacers on Sunday.

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Game 7: Win or go home

Two series in the Eastern Conference will go the distance on Sunday. The Hornets couldn't close out the Heat on Friday so they'll have to travel back to South Beach. Meanwhile, Indiana forced a Game 7 back in Toronto.

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Get ready for Sunday

Charlotte travels to Miami for Game 7 at 1 p.m. ET, and that's just the appetizer. For the main course, the Trail Blazers begin their series against the Warriors at 3:30 p.m. ET. Watch both games on ABC/WatchESPN.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Hornets list Nicolas Batum, who didn't play in the second half of Game 6 with a left foot strain, as questionable for Sunday's Game 7 in Miami. Spencer Hawes (right knee sprain) is officially out.

Wade: 'I loved the fight of our team today' (1:16)
Wade, Heat avoid elimination (2:11)
The 'Purple Shirt Man' gets testy with Dwyane Wade (0:38)

Heat force Game 7 with win over Hornets

Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat forced their first-round series to a seventh game with a 97-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat beat Hornets 97-90 to force a decisive Game 7. The ViewFromVegas is they did it as 2-point road underdogs and +110 on the money line. The game stayed under the betting total of 192.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade, who hadn't hit a 3 in 2016, drills one and then a shot with Courtney Lee draped all over him to seal a 97-90 win. Hornets get 37 from Kemba Walker, the second-most in Hornets franchise playoff history, but are heading back to Miami for a Game 7 on Sunday.

Did Richardson just bite the basketball? (0:16)
Walker's layup brings team within two (0:43)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Kemba Walker up to 37 points on the night, 14 coming in the fourth. Heat up 90-88 with 1:33 left.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets turn a 9-point game into a 4-point game in under two minutes. Heat up 85-81 with 4:21 to go.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Nic Batum is doubtful to return with the same left foot strain that kept him out of Games 3 and 4, according to the Hornets.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte not getting many looks from 3 (3-for-12 tonight) and also not getting the penetration it got in the past two games in Charlotte to offset it. The Hornets are shooting 21-for-22 from the free-throw line and have just 4 turnovers, but Jeremy Lin, their best offensive player, this series, is 0-for-7 for 6 points. Heat up 75-70 heading into the fourth.

Welcome to Whiteside's block party (0:42)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Hornets shoot just 35% from the floor in the second quarter as Justise Winslow puts the pressure on their drivers and Hassan Whiteside (4 blocks) shuts down the paint. Jeremy Lin, Charlotte's best offensive player this postseason, is 0-for-6, and the Heat are shooting 60% overall, most on good looks. Hornets need answers. Heat up 59-50 at half.

Heat, Hornets back-to-back blocks (0:10)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Kemba Walker getting faint "M-V-P" chants at the line.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Hassan Whiteside picks up his second foul and Cody Zeller gets 6 quick points against the Heat's small-ball look. Miami, with 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting from Luol Deng, up 27-24 after 1Q.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Oh my. Kemba Walker already has the crowd going after that dart to the paint and a pull-up 3 in transition. He's got 9 points. Hornets up 18-11 with 5:04 left in the first quarter.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 6.

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Watch: Game 6 of Hornets-Heat

Charlotte is one win away from reaching the conference semifinals for the first time since 2002. Miami will try to stop that and force Game 7. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Team Stats

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

Team History


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