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CHARLOTTE 3 - MIAMI 0
Eastern Conference Best-of-Five First-Round Series
Game 1:
Hornets 106, Heat 80 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 2:
Hornets 102, Heat 78 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio
Game 3:
Hornets 94, Heat 79 | Box Score | NBA.com TV Highlights: 28.8+ | ISDN+ | Postgame Presser: 56k | 256k | Audio

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Everyone is surprised by Charlotte's first-round sweep of the Miami Heat. Everyone except for the Hornets, that is. Chris Ekstrand reports on why Jamal Mashburn and company shouldn't have been overlooked in the first place.



FEATURES AND ANALYSIS

A blockbuster trade sprung Charlotte's Jamal Mashburn from his role as the second or third option in Miami. Now the buzz is that he's a light-year away from those days. Mashburn, coming off the finest regular season of his career, applied the ultimate hurt to his former team, as the Hornets sweep the Heat in Round 1.

Beyond the Box Score presented by IBM brings you a detailed statistical breakdown of the first round matchup between the Heat and the Hornets.

Nine players in the first-round series between the Heat and Hornets wore the opposite uniform last season, but the biggest return belongs to a certain Miami center. NBA.com analyst Chris Ford previews the Miami-Charlotte series.
Heat-Hornets Head-to-Head Breakdown
Keys to Success: Heat | Hornets



HISTORY

Want to know who has the most points or rebounds in a single playoff game? Look no further than our compiled lists of single-game records.
Facts and figures on best-of-five series, and the history of escaping the first round of the playoffs.

How many times has the fifth seed beaten the fourth seed? How often does the top seed lose to the eighth seed? Find out the answers to those questions and more in the Success of Seeds.

Want to know who won the third-ever NBA title? Or who was MVP of the Knicks-Lakers Finals in 1973? Get a complete list of year-by-year NBA champions, runners-up and MVP's here.




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Eddie Robinson and the Hornets were 16-10 against East playoff teams during the regular season.
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