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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Not sure what it means, but Dwyane Wade changed shoes between stints in the first and second quarter. He opened the game with a florescent color pattern but now is going with basic grays.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Welp, that was brutal for the Hornets. Heat up 29-18 after one quarter after getting 17 rebounds -- six of which on the offensive glass -- to Charlotte's seven. Hornets coach Steve Clifford pointed to his team's minus-15 performance on the boards in their Game 6 loss, and with the frontcourt a bit banged up, Miami has gotten to work down low.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat lead 29-18 after the first. It's just the fourth time this series that Miami has held Charlotte below 20 points in a quarter. No Heat player needed a boost of confidence in that period more than Goran Dragic, whose 8 points were more than Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin (5) had combined.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Clifford pointed to Hornets' -15 rebounding and lack of physicality as issues in Game 6. Heat have 8 boards, 3 on offense.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

When this is your work view for Game 7 of the playoffs, there are no complaints.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

When this is your work view for Game 7 of a playoff series, there are no complaints.

Watch: Heat-Hornets in GAme 7

Dwyane Wade scored 23 points in Game 6 to force today's win-or-go-home matchup. Will he and the Heat stop Kemba Walker and the Hornets at home one more time to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals? Live on ABC/WatchESPN

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Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Danny Green said Pop likes to use the term "appropriate fear" when discussing opponents, as they expect a highly motivated OKC squad for Game 2. Green said he was most surprised by the Spurs' offense in Game 1. Green admitted "we haven't had a night like that in a while."

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Purple is officially part of the Hornets color scheme, but just confirmed with this group that traveled to Miami inspired to collectively represent Purple Shirt Guy for Charlotte in Game 7.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Nic Batum is in uniform and going through pregame stretches. Both he and Spencer Hawes are active.

Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Tony Parker said the biggest key for Game 2 is to keep up the energy because he believes "it's human nature" to have somewhat of a letdown after such a strong performance in Game 1.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat rookie guard Josh Richardson (bruised shoulder) is cleared to play in Game 7 tonight against Charlotte. "I knew off the bat nothing would keep me out of Game 7."

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Russillo @ryenarussillo

Media wanted him to be better than LeBron. He was probably more liked. He has a teammate that gets more criticism than he ever has.

POTUS: 'Obama out'

President Barack Obama pulled a Kobe during his speech at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.

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Durant not in sharing mood after Game 1

Kevin Durant was asked how he felt after getting blown out by the Spurs, and he started his response by simply saying: "I'm not telling you.”

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Spencer Hawes has been upgraded to questionable for Game 7. Hawes missed Game 6 with with a sprained MCL in his right knee.