Caron Butler and Miami won their 16th straight at home.
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.
A look inside the numbers suggests the Kings will miss Anthony Peeler more than you think.
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Now that he's rebuilt the Heat, what will Pat Riley do next? And where? And will he be coaching?
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|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|
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|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.