Hornets lead by 5 entering 4th, in what would be another ugly home loss for Heat. Charlotte shot 10-for-17 in the third.
Don't mean to get NFC South-like, but Hornets winning tonight would atone for that loss at home to Orlando Friday as far as division record.
And with Walker 3, Hornets go up 60-57. Heat's concerns with Jefferson have them scrambling on the perimeter.
Lance Stephenson's now made 6 of his last 8, and Hornets have pulled even. Al Jefferson is having no trouble getting post touches.
Hornets 7-0 run to start the second half, cutting the deficit to two. Sloppy ballhandling by the Heat.
Three Heat turnovers to start second half, all lead to scores, Hornets go from down 53-44 at half to within 53-51.
McRoberts came over to Hornets bench to greet the coaches. He and Clifford are very fond of each other.
Heat shooting 22-of-37. So to some extent Hornets fortunate to be down 9 at halftime.
And for all those times I might have said "'Bobcats" I meant "Hornets."
Heat lead Hornets, 53-44, at half. Deng w/ 19. Jefferson w/ 13. Andersen has sprained ankle. In other news, what's with Dolphins' front 7?
Halftime: Heat 53, Hornets 44. Luol Deng went off for 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting.
Heat 53, Hornets 44 at half. Deng with 19. Bosh with 11. Heat sharp on second night of back-to-back. Reviewing late 3 attempt.
As the first Hornets-Heat game indicated, Cody Zeller can guard Chris Bosh, which buys the Hornets minutes at center.
Heat lead Hornets, 23-22, after first. Chalmers 4-of-4. Jefferson 5-of-5. Will get an update on injury to Chris Andersen.
Heat 23, Hornets 22 at end of first quarter. Jefferson with 11 for Charlotte, Chalmers, Deng eight apiece for Heat.
End of first: Heat 23, Hornets 22.
Actually feel bad for Steve Clifford, considering the passion the Hornets coach has for defense.
The Hornets are 2-5 this season with MKG out of lineup. I'm told the Bobcats were 8-12 last season with MKG out.
The two Hornets out early, putting up extra shots: Gerald Henderson and Jannero Pargo
The Hornets-Heat matchup comes down to whether the Heat gets away with playing small ball. (more)
Norris Cole and Dwyane Wade both out tonight against the Hornets.
James Capers, David Guthrie, Derek Richardson your referees for tonight's Heat-Hornets, 6 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena (Sun Sports)
Just finished ORL-CHA. Disastrous loss for Hornets. Didn't get Maxiell's minutes, awful late-game execution. Ben Gordon revenge game!
Hornets allow 41 4th quarter points to the Magic -- what happened to the Hornets defense?
Only six teams have a lower winning percentage than the Hornets. It's starting to be troubling.
Al Jefferson has 12 points as Magic trail Hornets by 10 at 44-34.
Hornets lead Magic 27-26 after 1st quarter. Victor Oladipo has eight points as does Al Jefferson.
Al Jefferson to the bench with two fouls, and Vucevic scores. Hornets lead 20-19.