Monday, November 24, 2014
Hornets Extra: Heat 94, Hornets 93
Last night at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Charlotte Hornets placed themselves in prime position to win in a back-and-forth battle, but in the end, the Miami Heat would hang on to survive a frantic finish from the Hornets as they handed the Hornets their fifth straight loss with a 94-93 win.
The last few games have been somewhat of a story of some difficulty for Charlotte, losing big leads and not playing smart basketball as the team remains in last place in the Southeast Division with a 4-10 mark, and like the Carolina Panthers, both teams haven't been generating much excitement over the last few weeks, as either team hasn't gotten back in the win column.
Back to last night's game, Miami did went small and got the results they needed just like they did in Saturday's win in Orlando, with Luol Deng carrying the load with 26 points to lead the way for the Heat in the victory, while Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers each had 20 points in the effort.
Charlotte was led in the loss by Al Jefferson, who had 22 points to go with 12 rebounds. The Hornets are back at to begin a tough stretch of 3 home games in 5 days, which begins tonight at "The Hive" when they take on Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers with tip-off scheduled after 7:00 p.m. at Time Warner Cable Arena.