Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hornets Extra: Hornets @ Heat

Charlotte Hornets(4-9; 2-1 in Southeast Division play) vs. Miami Heat(7-6; 2-2 in Southeast Division play)

AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami

Sunday, 6:00 p.m.

Television: SportSouth

Radio: WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan)

Last meeting: Charlotte 96, Miami 89(November 5th at Charlotte)

Series history(since original Hornets first season in 1988-89): MIA leads series 53-34

The Charlotte Hornets are facing yet another back-to-back set, which begins on Sunday night in Miami as they square off against Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat.  The last time these two teams met was a few weeks ago back in Charlotte, when the Hornets ended their long 0-for-LeBron drought with a 96-89 win on November 5th at "The Hive" behind Al Jefferson's 28 point/10 rebound performance.  The Hornets are currently on a 4-game losing skid, while Miami is coming off a 99-92 win over in-state rival Orlando on Saturday.

Scouting the Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets have been struggling to get back on track over the last couple of games, and their latest one came on Friday, as the Hornets saw their 23-point lead disappear in their 105-100 loss at the hands of the Orlando Magic back at Time Warner Cable Arena.  Now, the Hornets are facing another back-to-back set, which begins on Sunday night in Miami against the Heat, who they defeated back on November 5th at "The Hive" with a 96-89 win, before returning home for three home games in 5 days starting on Monday against the Los Angeles Clippers at Time Warner Cable Arena.  Charlotte hopes to end their long 4-game skid and to get back in the win column against a talented Miami team on Sunday in South Beach.

Scouting the Heat

The Miami Heat got back in the win column thanks to a 99-92 win over their in-state rivals, the Orlando Magic on Saturday night in Orlando, as they too are entering a back-to-back set with a visit from the struggling Charlotte Hornets on Sunday night.  Chris Bosh stole the show for the Heat on Saturday, as he finished with 32 points to lead Miami, while Dwyane Wade sat out the game with a left hamstring strain that could keep him out of the lineup for Sunday's game.  Miami is seeking some revenge after what the Hornets did to them in Charlotte, and they look for another strong outing from Bosh on Sunday.

Next 4 games for the Hornets(Home games in Purple, Road games in Teal)

Monday: L.A. Clippers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Wednesday: Portland Trail Blazers vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Friday: Golden State Warriors vs. Charlotte(7:00 p.m.)
Next Saturday: Charlotte @ Atlanta Hawks*(7:30 p.m.)
*-Southeast Division game

NOTES: All SportSouth telecasts begin with "Hornets Live" 30 minutes before tip-off; All Hornets games can be heard locally on flagship station WFNZ-AM(610 The Fan) and throughout the Carolinas on the Hornets Radio Network.

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