Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets Gameday: at Miami Heat

The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) had a big fourth quarter Friday to force a Game 7 against the Charlotte Hornets Sunday.
The Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) had a big fourth quarter Friday to force a Game 7 against the Charlotte Hornets Sunday. AP

1 p.m., American Airlines Arena

TV: ABC Radio: WFNZ-AM 610.

Projected Starters

Hornets

Heat

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

Pos, Player

PPG

RPG

G K. Walker

25

3.3

G G. Dragic

12.3

4.3

G C. Lee

8.2

2.8

G D. Wade

20.2

5.3

F M. Williams

5.2

7

F J. Johnson

11.0

4.3

F F. Kaminsky

6.3

4

F L. Deng

19.7

6.3

C A. Jefferson

14.8

6.8

C H. Whiteside

13.7

11.3

Matchup to Watch

Dwyane Wade versus Courtney Lee: Wade knows all about Game 7 stakes and pressure. But Lee also has advanced deep into the playoffs from his time with the Magic and Grizzlies.

Observations

▪  Only one team in the history of Charlotte NBA basketball has played in a Game 7. That was in the spring of 2001 and they lost to the Milwaukee Bucks.

▪  The Heat has an all-time 5-3 record in Game 7 situations.

Tap-ins

▪  Heat guard Josh Richardson injured his left shoulder in Game 6 and is listed as questionable.

▪  Hornets small forward Nic Batum aggravated his left foot strain in Game 6. He’s listed as questionable.

Did you know?

The Heat is 6-1 in their last seven games when facing elimination from the playoffs.

Rick Bonnell

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