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Jeff Taylor will meet with Charlotte media tomorrow afternoon.
In other news...Walking dead time
On to the next one
It's still a full season left
come onnnn! we need this boys!
Can't blame Cody Zeller for that one. Chris Bosh made a very difficult baseline fade.
Kemba walks right before Chris Bosh would have fouled him.
Great penetration by Mario Chalmers draws Kemba Walker's foul.
Wow, Gary Neal rescued that bad possession.
Big-time runner from Lance Stephenson.
Napier 3-pointer gives Heat back the lead at 87-86 with 5:12 left.
Hornets push out to an eight-point lead with 6:42 left.
Heat fans fired up that Lance Stephenson has five fouls.
A whole lot of time left in this one.
The description of Gary Neal as just a shooter is so inaccurate.
Roberts, Neal, Williams, Zeller and Biz to start fourth.
Hornets 72, Heat 67 end of 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.
Biz with a classic moving screen -- a point of emphasis this season.
That was one sloppy turnover by Kemba.
Heat shot clock.
Shabazz Napier was trying to guard Cody Zeller in the post. So that foul was the least of many bad alternatives for Napier.
Best I've seen Big Al and Kemba collaborate offensively this season.
Double foul for Shannon Brown and Lance Stephenson. Stephenson might get a flop warning for that one.
Good read of the double-team by Big Al. Ball ended up swinging to Kemba for a corner 3.
Tie game on Lance Stephenson's elbow jumper.
Henderson is playing up more on Deng this half; getting some help from teammates to contain Deng's drive game.
Hornets 7-0 run to start the second half, cutting the deficit to two. Sloppy ballhandling by the Heat.
Henderson again guarding Deng.
McRoberts came over to Hornets bench to greet the coaches. He and Clifford are very fond of each other.
I'll be real curious if Clifford has Henderson start second half guarding Deng. That didn't go well at all first half.
After that terrific first quarter, Al Jefferson scored just two points second quarter.
Heat shooting 22-of-37. So to some extent Hornets fortunate to be down 9 at halftime.
Halftime: Heat 53, Hornets 44. Luol Deng went off for 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting.
Clifford went to ref David Guthrie at end of half hot about something. Guess it was whether McRoberts fouled Henderson.
McRoberts 3 makes it a nine-point Heat lead.
Now it's Marvin WIlliams' turn to chase around Chris Bosh.
Marvin Williams now playing small forward, matched against Luol Deng.
Josh McRoberts back.
If McRoberts is out as well as Anderson, Heat getting really depleted among bigs.
Shawne Williams changes up the situation with his 3-point range. Zeller matches with him and Biyombo is assigned Bosh.
As the first Hornets-Heat game indicated, Cody Zeller can guard Chris Bosh, which buys the Hornets minutes at center.
Mentor-protégé matchup now between McRoberts and Zeller.
Al Jefferson 5-of-5 for 11 points. With Chris Anderson out, no one among Heat particularly suited to guarding him.
Even without LeBron and Wade, Heat is still good at stretching defenses. That Napier 3-pointer a good example.
End of first: Heat 23, Hornets 22.
Terrific wrap-around pass from Kemba Walker to Al Jefferson.
McRoberts and Haslem now the Heat's inside combo.
Chris Anderson in the floor under the Heat basket. Now being helped off court.
Heat is 8-of-13 from the field. Neal and Zeller came in during the timeout.
Luol Deng is now 4-of-5 for eight points. Gerald Henderson struggling to contain him.
Nothing bugs Steve Clifford more than porous transition defense. That Deng layup was so easy it was silly.
Gerald Henderson fouls Luol Deng in the post. That matchup looks troublesome.
Shawne Williams guarding Al Jefferson. Needless to say Big Al is getting the rock.
Heat crowd boos Lance Stephenson during player intros. Ear-blowing, I guess.
Heat rapping the NBA's safety and decorum rules always cracks me up.
Twenty minutes to tip-off in Miami and this arena is virtually empty.
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
Of course the guy most responsible for those 11 consecutive victories in Miami now plays for Cavs and Wade is out tonight.
The nine are regular-season games. If you count the playoff series, it's 11 in a row at American Airlines
Heat has a 9-game home winning streak in this series. That's their third-longest currently: 12 in a row over Kings, 10 in a row over Raps.
Shannon Brown has kind of floated around the league of late. Was surprised to see him on Knicks' summer-league team in Vegas.
So with Wade and Cole out, the Heat will start Mario Chalmers at point guard and ex-Bobcat Shannon Brown at shooting guard. (more)
Conversely, the Heat has no natural matchup to guard Al Jefferson in the post.
As Clifford said, if you let the Heat spread you out defensively they beat you with 3s and trips to the foul line. (more)
The Hornets-Heat matchup comes down to whether the Heat gets away with playing small ball. (more)
Sounds like Wednesday vs. Trail Blazers would be earliest P.J. Hairston (ankle sprain) could play, and that's probably optimistic.
Sounds like MKG will be out for a while. He's not allowed to shoot, Clifford said, because doctors don't want him jumping.
Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole both out tonight for the Heat.
Long rainy drive back to Charlotte
Peeta was trying to beat that tail!
At studio movie grille epicenter getting ready to watch hunger games! Thank goodness for previews because y'all know I was late lol
what channel is duke game on??
Can't believe this is the last week of november coming up!!
Walk off plane. It's 75 degrees past sunset. Miami, I love you
By the way, that doesn't make me cooler than my dad. Because when I can't make heads-or-tails of my IPhone, who do I call? @jackbonnell82
I just wrote three stories and the magic of Wifi sent them to the Observer. I take it for granted, but pretty cool.
He worked in Elmira for the first Gannett paper with computers. Fill-the-closet computers that broke down constantly. My laptop is superior.