• I think the Hornets have the edge here. I think they are more talented across the board, have a better bench, and a better coaching staff.

    However, the Heat have been through this drill many more times than these Hornets, and you never know how they’ll raise their games.

    Looking forward to the game today and hoping the Hornets arrive ready to play.

  • The last time the Hornets played the Heat in the Playoffs, Charlotte lost Big Al to injury, and subsequently the series to Miami.

    This time, Jefferson could be the X-factor in the series coming off the bench.

  • The Hornets lacked toughness, plain and simple. They were dominated inside and on the boards. Defensively, they just weren’t there. Marvin Williams really was the missing piece; he didn’t contribute offensively and let Deng do whatever he wanted to.