Heat eliminate Hornets from playoffs with blowout win

Reuters News
Posted: May 01, 2016 4:09 PM

(The Sports Xchange) - Point guard Goran Dragic had a game-high 25 points as the Miami Heat advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals, routing the Charlotte Hornets 106-73 in Game 7 in Miami on Sunday.

Miami, which never trailed, also got 15 points from Luol Deng, 12 points from Dwyane Wade and 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks from Hassan Whiteside.

The Heat will play the winner of Sunday night's Game 7 between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers.

Charlotte, which just a few days ago had a 3-2 series lead, failed to close out the Heat. Hornets guard Kemba Walker, who had 37 points against Miami on Friday, was held to nine points on 3-for-16 shooting. He also had a team-high three turnovers.

The Heat outrebounded the Hornets 58-36.

(Editing by Andrew Both)