They’re on fire! After a huge game one win, the Miami Heat will host Charlotte Hornets again in game 2 of the best of 7 series. Catch the first round of NBA playoff action on April 20th, at 7:00pm EST, from American Airlines Arena in Miami online here!
The Miami Heat absolutely lit up the scoreboard during their first meeting with Charlotte during game one of this series hanging 123 on the over-matched Hornets team who could only muster 91. The Hornets will need to do something different if they expect to hang with the bigger, faster Heat team. Watch every fast-break of game 2 online here!
Shooting almost 60%, like Miami did in game one, is the way any team would love to start the NBA post-season. The Heat will look to continue to keep their role players hot in game 2. Nearly every starter for the Heat put up double digit points in game one. The NBA playoffs are in full swing and the Hornets simply need to wake up in this series or they will not make it to see a game 5.
Watch for the Hornets team to make some serious adjustments during game 2. If the Hornets can start to get around the screen well and open up some room for their shooters down the lane, they may be able to keep pace with the disciplined Heat team. Expect the Hornets to also make changes on the defensive floor in hopes they can cool the Heat starters down a little.
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All the pressure is on Miami to hold home court as they are the better team with the stronger regular season record. If the Hornets can capitalize on their low expectations and have some fun in game 2, they may be able to get a split on the road to open the series. The Heat last won a NBA championship in 2013. If Miami wants to get back to the top, they will need to stay loose and continue to push against the hungry and younger Hornets team.
What do you think HollywoodLifers? Who will you be rooting for in this first-rounder? Do the Hornets have what it takes to make it a series or are they simply out-manned by the better Heat team? Let us know who you think will win game 2!