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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

That'll do it. The Hornets, who had a 3-2 series lead, are eliminated with a 106-73 Heat win in Game 7. Charlotte, which shot the fourth-most 3s on average in the regular season, had success getting into the paint for three wins. But Miami gets 58 points in the paint and 58 rebounds to close out the series and won the turnover battle, 9-10.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Game 7 Final: Heat 106, Hornets 73. Miami advances to the Eastern Conference semifinals to face the winner of the Indiana-Toronto series. The Heat are huge Pacers fans tonight, considering an Indiana win in Game 7 gives Miami home court advantage in the next round. Goran Dragic scored a game-high 25 points and emerges from a relative series-long slump just in time.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets and Heat pull all of their starters (outside of rookie Frank Kaminsky). A bummer of an ending for a scrappy Hornets team that seemed on their way to the franchise's first series win since 2002.

POTUS: 'Obama out'

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


Kevin Pelton @kpelton

I'm still not sure who the answer is, but it might be someone none of us picked (Hassan Whiteside).

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

No other way to put this: Erik Spoelstra, who took over in 2008, is a quarter away from winning his first career playoff series without LeBron James.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets' starters are 13-for-42 (31%) from the floor tonight. Heat up 83-53 at the end of a third quarter that saw the Hornets outscored 29-11. Rough end for Charlotte, which led the series 3-2 and was down two in the waning minutes in Game 6.

Goran Dragic, have a day!

The Heat guard continues his dominating Game 7 performance by throwing down this transition dunk.


Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Hassan Whiteside's 24 blocks in this series is a new franchise record for a postseason series.

Pippen and Jordan having a good ol' time

Scottie Pippen and his former teammate, Michael Jordan, are all smiles during halftime of the Hornets-Heat game in Miami.


Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated The Undefeated 

Astros checking out scene at Warriors-Blazers pregame before first pitch versus A's.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Goran Dragic just plain showing out now. It took 7 games, but Dragic has figured out Kemba Walker like Rocky did Ivan Drago midway through that fight in Russia.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat squashing everything the Hornets have available right now. Whiteside is erasing or intimidating shot attempts at the rim, and the Hornets are struggling to get the sort of penetration that led them to three wins this series. Heat lead 65-46 overall, and 40-16 in paint points.