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HEAT WON 4-3
GAME 1: HEAT 81, PELICANS 79
Rookie Wade leads Heat to win in opener
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GAME 2: HEAT 93, PELICANS 63
Miami rolls past bricklaying Hornets
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GAME 3: PELICANS 77, HEAT 71
Davis, Hornets put clamps on Heat
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GAME 4: PELICANS 96, HEAT 85
Hornets rely on experience to even series
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GAME 5: HEAT 87, PELICANS 83
Heat struggle but hold firm at home
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GAME 6: PELICANS 89, HEAT 83
Hornets hold off Heat, force Game 7
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GAME 7: HEAT 85, PELICANS 77
Heat's sweet 16th win eliminates Hornets
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ESPN Radio Audio
 Finishing Touch
GameNight: Heat C Brian Grant salutes the fans for helping finish off the Hornets.
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 Handle Man
Dan Patrick Show: Heat G Rafer Alston talks with Steven A. Smith about battling the Hornets.
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Heat vs Pelicans
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FINAL 1234 F
PELICANS 18 13 22 24 77
HEAT 25 16 22 22 85
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Caron Butler Caron Butler and Miami won their 16th straight at home.

Miami extended its home win streak to 16 by beating the Hornets 85-77 to advance to the East semis. More...

Smith: New Orleans' deciding game
A Game 7 in Miami determines more than a series. The future of the Hornets' coach and franchise hangs on it.


The Sports Guy breaks down what will happen and won't happen in Round 2 of the NBA playoffs.
• Fact or fiction?

A look inside the numbers suggests the Kings will miss Anthony Peeler more than you think.
• Kings' missing key


Smith: The new life of Riley
Now that he's rebuilt the Heat, what will Pat Riley do next? And where? And will he be coaching?

TEAM STATS (Regular Season)
  PELICANS HEAT
PPG 91.8 90.3
RPG 42.8 41.5
APG 20.9 19.1
FG% 41.968 42.528
FT% 75.065 76.188
3P% .319 .357

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (Regular Season)
  PELICANS HEAT
PPG Davis 22.9 Jones 17.3
RPG Magloire 10.3 Odom 9.7
APG Davis 7.5 Alston 4.5
FG% Traylor 50.523 Hill 60.000
FT% Drew 100.000 Jones 83.483
3P% Smith .402 Butler .463


More from ESPN
For Hornets and Heat, talk is cheap
The Hornets talked enough trash and played well enough to force a seventh game Tuesday night in Miami. Are the Heat up to the challenge?
Ball now in New Orleans' court for Game 6
The Hornets hope to make Heat forward Lamar Odom a prophet; he said perhaps this series is meant to go 7 games. So far, the home team has won through 5.
Hobble Baron heart and soul of Hornets
With his left knee ailing, Baron Davis has found a way to keep the Hornets competitive against Miami.
Dr. Jack: Playoff prescription
How do you come back from an 0-2 deficit? Here's some advice for the ailing Hornets.
Hornets send Mashburn home after complaints
Injured forward Jamal Mashburn was sent home Tuesday by the New Orleans Hornets after he complained that the team mishandled his medical care.
Heat unveils effective transition game
Miami used an uptempo pace to take Game 1 on Sunday, outscoring the hobbled Hornets 18-0 on fast-break points. Can the Heat keep it up?
Insider Breakdown: Heat vs. Hornets
Longtime NBA assistant coach and scout Brian James takes an in-depth look at the first-round matchups.

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