2018-19 Season vs New Orleans

HEAT vs Pelicans
HEAT vs Pelicans
Dec. 16, 2018
WIN: 102-96
Although Dwyane Wade played well through three quarters and did a lot of damage from deep, his biggest contribution came down the stretch. With 54.5 seconds left to play, Wade made his move from the logo, blew past Jrue Holiday and hit a teardrop runner over Anthony Davis to put Miami up 100-92. In all, Wade had 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting, six rebounds and two assists.

Pelicans vs HEAT
Pelicans vs HEAT
Nov. 30, 2018
WIN: 106-101
While Josh Richardson did whatever he wanted in the first half with finishes inside, mid-range jumpers and a few treys, things got a little bit tougher after the break. He wasn’t fazed, though. Rather, the 25-year-old put all that behind him and converted a tough hook over Julius Randle to stave off New Orleans and put Miami ahead 105-100 with 26.1 seconds left. All told, Richardson led the HEAT with 20 points to go along with three steals, two rebounds, one assist and one block.

Pelicans vs HEAT
Pelicans vs HEAT
Oct. 10, 2018
WIN: 140-128
While Bam Adebayo was active from the start as usual, nothing could prepare the Pelicans for what was to come in the third quarter. Simply put, Adebayo could not be stopped in the third, as he accumulated 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting, three steals, two assists and a block in the period. Let that sink in for a minute. Otherwise in the contest, the 21-year-old switched well on defense and also gave Miami second-chance opportunities time and time again. When it was all said and done, Adebayo recorded game-highs with 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting, 12 boards (five offensive), five steals and three blocks.

2017-18 Season vs New Orleans

HEAT vs Pelicans
HEAT vs Pelicans
Feb. 23, 2018
LOSS: 124-123 (OT)
After turning the tables on New Orleans and taking advantage in transition early on, Goran Dragić got the job done in crunch time with a clutch offensive rebound and put-back to force OT thanks to Hassan Whiteside’s activity on the offensive glass. From there, the Dragon carried over his sharp play into the overtime period and knocked down a few shots from the perimeter to keep Miami in it. Simply put, the 31-year-old did all he could. In addition to his team-high 30 points on 12-of-22 shooting, Dragić also led the team with eight assists and grabbed nine boards.

Pelicans vs HEAT
Pelicans vs HEAT
Dec. 23, 2017
LOSS: 109-94
Although Tyler Johnson had a nice start to the contest and came though with a fantastic reverse late in the first quarter, nothing could prepare New Orleans for what was to come in the third. Johnson simply went off in the period with 12 points thanks to great movement off the ball as usual. In addition to his team-high 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting, the 25-year-old also had three boards and two steals.

2016-17 Season vs New Orleans

Pelicans vs HEAT
Pelicans vs HEAT
Mar. 15, 2017
WIN: 120-112
Entering the contest, there was a lot of discussion about Goran Dragić and how he’d fare after a right orbital contusion forced him to miss Sunday’s game against the Pacers. Well, the Slovenian quelled that right away with 12 points in the first quarter alone. That wasn’t all though, as the point guard continued to do damage in what was a fantastic performance. From pull-up 3-pointers to aggressive attacks in transition, Dragić simply did it all. In addition to his 33 points on 11-of-18 shooting, including 5-of-9 from deep, Dragić also grabbed five boards and dished out two assists.

HEAT vs Pelicans
HEAT vs Pelicans
Dec. 23, 2016
LOSS: 91-87
From the opening tip, Goran Dragić was just in another gear against the Pelicans. In fact, the point guard scored 13 points in the first quarter alone thanks to some nice plays on the break. That said, Dragić also did damage in the half court throughout the evening, as he consistently got into the paint and either finished for himself or set up his teammates with some excellent looks. In addition to his 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting, Dragić also grabbed four boards and dished out a team-high five assists.

2015-16 Season vs New Orleans

HEAT vs Pelicans
HEAT vs Pelicans
March 22, 2016
WIN: 113-99
With New Orleans mounting a comeback in the fourth quarter, Hassan Whiteside came through in crunch time. In fact, the 26-year-old tallied nine points and six boards in the final period alone. He was an absolute monster on the offensive glass and came through with a number of second-chance opportunities.

Earlier in the contest, Whiteside was able to get into a nice rhythm, as he hit his first six shots on Tuesday night. Among those, he converted a jump-hook, baseline jumper and alley-oop jam. Of course, he also swatted three shots on the evening. In addition to that, Whiteside finished the game with 24 points and 14 boards (five offensive) on 10-of-11 shooting.

Dwyane Wade, meanwhile, led the way for the HEAT with 25 points and also had seven boards and three assists.

Pelicans vs HEAT
Pelicans vs HEAT
Dec. 25, 2015
WIN: 94-88
While Chris Bosh missed some shots in the contest that he usually makes, he stuck with it and connected when it mattered most. The 31-year-old scored 14 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and overtime period combined and had plenty of opportunities off the pick-and-pop. Bosh also had the tough assignment of guarding Anthony Davis for most of the game, which likely took up a lot of energy. Still, he fought through it and remained aggressive taking it to the hoop in overtime. In addition to his 30 points, Bosh also had 10 boards, four assists and a steal.

HEAT vs Pelicans
HEAT vs Pelicans
Oct. 23, 2015
LOSS: 93-90
Gerald Green scored 13 of his 24 points in the second and helped give the HEAT the lead at halftime. In addition to a few mid-range jumpers in the quarter, Green also threw down two thunderous jams. The vet shot 10-of-15 and also grabbed five boards against the Pelicans.

Chris Bosh, meanwhile, saved his best for the final quarter, where he scored eight of his 19 points. In the fourth, he aggressively took it inside and got to the free-throw line. Otherwise, Bosh had the quick trigger going from mid-range and also connected on a few hook shots inside. On the defensive end, he was stout in the paint early on and made things difficult for the Pelicans. In all, Bosh had five rebounds and a block in addition to his 19 points.

2014-15 Season vs New Orleans

Pelicans vs HEAT
HEAT @ Pelicans
Feb. 27, 2015
LOSS: 102-104
Despite the loss, both Luol Deng and Goran Dragic had great performanes against the New Orleans Pelicans. Deng relentlessly attacked the basket and drew plenty of fouls. He also had some nice hook shots in the post off-the-dribble. Deng ended up with 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting and three boards. Dragic, meanwhile, was a one-man wrecking crew in transition. Dragic started off quickly and scored 12 of his 20 points in the first quarter alone. He did a great job of leaning into his defender at the rim so they couldn’t extend and block his shot. Dragic also dished out some nice passes and finished with five assists on the night. His aggressiveness was key in a quick start for Miami against New Orleans. Once more, Henry Walker was the first reserve off the bench for Miami and produced very well. Walker started to get going in the second quarter and hit some deep 3-pointers, but his biggest contribution came in the fourth. With 1:23 left in regulation and the game tied at 100, Walker drew a charge on Tyreke Evans to foul him out. Walker shot 4-of-9 from downtown and finished with 16 points and three boards. In his return to the HEAT, Michael Beasley powered the second unit and scored seven points.

Pelicans vs HEAT
Pelicans vs HEAT
Feb. 21, 2015
LOSS: 105-91
Mario Chalmers picked up where he left off Friday night against the Knicks and started off the game very aggressively. He hit some tough shots from outside, which kept the HEAT in the game early on. Chalmers also came through with some uncharacteristic dunks that brought the crowd to their feet. In addition to scoring, he displayed his great chemistry with Chris Andersen and fed him with some nice passes throughout the game. Chalmers connected on his first seven field goals and finished the game with 20 points and two assists. The Dwyane Wade-to-Hassan Whiteside connection was in full effect once more. Three of Wade’s four assists were to Whiteside, as the duo came through like it did against the Knicks. Wade finished the game with 19 points and four rebounds to go along with his four assists. Whiteside, meanwhile, had yet another double-double with 11 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks. Whenever a team acquires a new player, there usually is a transition period. In the first half, Goran Dragic had a slow start and eased his way into things. However, the dynamic point guard started to HEAT up in the third quarter, where he scored 10 of his 12 points. Dragic’s play-making ability and speed was on display, as he aggressively took it to the rim often against New Orleans. With more playing time both in-game and on the practice court, things should get easier for Dragic.

Pelicans vs HEAT
Pelicans vs HEAT
Oct. 4, 2014
LOSS: 98-86
The Miami HEAT fell to the New Orleans Pelicans 98-86 in their first preseason game of the 2014-2015 season at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. James Ennis had a productive night and led the HEAT with 17 points and six boards. He also did a nice job of getting to the charity stripe, where he was 8-of-10. Danny Granger and Shawne Williams each had 12 points apiece and each shot above 62 percent from the field. Granger also led the team in assists with four.

2013-14 Season vs New Orleans

Pelicans vs HEAT
HEAT @ Pelicans
Mar. 22, 2014
LOSS: 95-105
Despite the fact that LeBron James seemed to sprain his right ankle in the third quarter, he nearly had a triple-double and shot a very efficient 10 for 18 from the field. After primarily being a facilitator and setting up his teammates in the first half, James got more engaged on the offensive end as the game wore on. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t in the cards for a HEAT victory on Saturday night.  Chris Bosh had a strong, one-handed stuff as he maneuvered past Davis with 2:14 to go in the third quarter. Bosh finished the game with 12 points on 50 percent shooting and grabbed six rebounds.

Pelicans vs HEAT
Pelicans vs HEAT
Jan. 7, 2014
WIN: 88-107
Playing without two starters, the HEAT trailed by as many as 11 before restoring order in the third quarter. Forward LeBron James led all scorers with 32 points and five assists. Chris Andersen was 7 for 7 from the field and scored 15 points, and Chris Bosh added 12 points and nine rebounds for the HEAT. Wade added 22 points and eight rebounds for Miami, which got 11 points from Ray Allen. Things quickly changed once James took charge in the third. After an Eric Gordon 3-pointer and a Davis jumper pushed the lead to 11, the HEAT went on a 16-5 run to tie. Miami then took the lead for good when James made a layup with 4:40 left in the quarter.

HEAT @ Pelicans
Oct. 23, 2013
WIN: 108-95
For Greg Oden and his Miami HEAT teammates, four minutes on an NBA court in a preseason game was cause for celebration. Oden is attempting to come back from knee injuries that have plagued him since he was drafted first overall out of Ohio State in 2007. The last time he played in an NBA game was on Dec. 5, 2009, for the Portland Trail Blazers. Not long after he came in against the Pelicans, he scored his only points of the night on a dunk, which was also his only shot. He also grabbed a pair of defensive rebounds. James scored 27 points and Dwyane Wade added 25 for the HEAT, who trailed after three quarters but opened the fourth with a 21-2 run. Wade hit a 3 during the decisive surge, then stole the ball for a breakaway jam. Ray Allen did all his scoring with three straight 3s. Chris Bosh had 14 points and nine rebounds for Miami, and Chris Andersen added 13 points.

2012-13 Season vs New Orleans

HEAT @ Hornets
Mar. 29, 2013
WIN: 108-89
It took less than a half for the Miami HEAT to get back on track after having their 27-game winning streak snapped. LeBron James had 28 points in the first half on his way to a game-high 36, shooting 65 percent from the field, including going 7-for-10 from 3-point range, and had six assists and four rebounds to pace Miami. With the win, Miami, for the first time since the 2004-05 season, clinched the No. 1 seed for the Eastern Conference playoffs. The HEAT shot 60.9 percent from the floor and hit 14 3-pointers on the night.

Hornets @ HEAT
Dec. 8, 2012
WIN: 90-106
The HEAT were led by guard Dwyane Wade, who scored 26 points to help them end a two-game losing skid. LeBron James finished with 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds while center Chris Bosh added 13 points and six rebounds. Miami was able to overcome yet another slow start by delivering the knockout in the second quarter. The Hornets grabbed a 25-18 lead on Ryan Anderson's 3-pointer with 5:24 left in the first quarter. The HEAT closed the gap to one point at the end of the quarter before taking control in the second quarter. Miami put it away with a 12-2 run near the start of the quarter.

Hornets @ HEAT
Oct. 26, 2012
LOSS: 96-89
LeBron James twisted his right ankle, got kicked in the face and missed two dunks. Austin Rivers sprained his right ankle for the second time in four days, falling backward in highly awkward fashion. Chris Bosh led Miami with 21 points and 10 rebounds. James scored 19 points and Dwyane Wade finished with 15 on 7 for 19 shooting for the Heat, who shot only 38 percent and were outrebounded 45-39.

2011-12 Season vs New Orleans

Hornets vs. HEAT
Jan. 30, 2012
WIN: 109-95
LeBron James tallied 22 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists as the HEAT started slow but finished strong in a 109-95 victory over the New Orleans Hornets at home on Monday night. Dwyane Wade also scored 22 and added five assists while Mike Miller came off the bench to chip in with 14 points.

2010-11 Season vs New Orleans

Hornets @ HEAT
Dec. 13, 2010
WIN: 96-84
Minutes into the second quarter, Dwyane Wade leaked out on a New Orleans' miss, catching an on-target outlet. After speeding down the floor, he met Jarret Jack at the rim. The result? A hard foul from Jack and Wade calling for a flagrant foul from officials. Instead, Wade earned himself a technical foul, but from that point, the game was on.

HEAT @ Hornets
Nov. 05, 2010
LOSS: 96-93
Coming off three consecutive 20-point victories, Friday's game against the undefeated New Orleans Hornets was always going to be a test for the Miami HEAT, a barometer of how far they had come in the two weeks since losing to the Boston Celtics on opening night.

HEAT @ Hornets
Octo. 13, 2010
LOSS: 90-76
The Miami HEAT lost Wednesday night, 90-76, to the New Orleans Hornets, and it's a result that doesn't matter. It wouldn't matter had LeBron James and Dwyane Wade played, nor would it have mattered if the score were flip flopped. What does matter, and what might matter from now until June, is what happened in the third quarter.

2009-10 Season vs New Orleans

HEAT @ Hornets
Dec. 30, 2009
LOSS: 95-91
Dwyane Wade netted 22 points and Udonis Haslem scored eight of his 10 points in the fourth quarter Wednesday night as the HEAT rallied but fell short to the Hornets 95-91 in New Orleans. Quentin Richardson added 14 points and eight rebounds, and Jermaine O'Neal had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Hornets @ HEAT
Nov. 22, 2009
WIN: 102-101
Udonis Haslem's shot late in the fourth quarter proved to be the game-winner as the HEAT snapped a three-game losing streak with a 102-101 home win against the Hornets on Sunday night. Dwyane Wade led Miami with 31 points, topping the list of five Miami players who scored in double figures. Next up, the HEAT travel to Orlando for an intrastate contest against the Magic on Wednesday night.

HEAT @ Hornets
October 15, 2009
WIN: 97-81
Dwyane Wade distributed the ball and delivered the HEAT their first win of the preseason on Friday night, beating the Hornets 97-81 in Oklahoma City. Wade finished with 14 points and six assists. Michael Beasley added 11 points and 11 rebounds, his first double-double of the preseason.

2008-09 Season vs New Orleans

Hornets @ HEAT
April 7, 2009
LOSS: 93-87
Michael Beasley and Dwyane Wade led the surge late in the game but the HEAT had a heartbreaking 93-87 loss to the New Orleans Hornets at home on Tuesday night. Beasley powered up 25 points with nine rebounds, while Wade score 32 points, seven rebounds and six assists. The HEAT will match up against the Celtics on Friday in Boston. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Sun Sports.

HEAT vs. Hornets
November 8, 2008
LOSS: 100-89
Dwyane Wade registered 30 points, 10 assists and six rebounds to keep the HEAT within striking distance late before falling, 100-89, to the host Hornets on Saturday. Chris Quinn added 14 points for Miami, which had previously won two straight.

HEAT vs. Hornets
October 23, 2008(Preseason)
LOSS: 100-80
Michael Beasley scored 14 points and fellow rookie Mario Chalmers added 10 in Miami's 100-80 loss to New Orleans at Mobile, Ala., on Thursday. The HEAT close the preseason Friday vs. San Antonio.

2007-08 Season vs New Orleans

HEAT vs. Hornets
April 02, 2008
LOSS: 106-77
Chris Quinn finished with 18 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for Miami, which lost 106-77 this Wednesday at home.Miami hung with New Orleans until the fourth, but simply didn't have an answer for Tyson Chandler - who put together the best shooting game of his NBA career. Blake Ahearn scored 15 points and Daequan Cook added 12 for Miami. Joel Anthony added a career-best 12 rebounds for the Heat.

HEAT @ Hornets
Jan. 11, 2007
LOSS: 92-85
Mark Blount went a scorching 13-of-16 from the field for 27 points, but it was not enough as the HEAT dropped a 114-88 decision to the Hornets on Friday. Dwyane Wade had 11 points.

HEAT @ Hornets
October 19, 2007
LOSS: 92-85
An undermanned but game HEAT team lost to the Hornets, 92-85, in a pre-season home game in Biloxi, MS. Udonis Haslem led with 20 points while Jason Williams added 19.

2006-07 Season vs New Orleans/Oklahoma City

HEAT vs. Hornets
Dec. 18, 2006
WIN: 101-99
With the score tied and time winding down in the fourth quarter, Dwyane Wade hit a fadeaway jumper with 1.3 seconds left to lift Miami to a 101-99 victory over the Hornets on Monday. Wade scored 13 of his 29 points in the final frame as the HEAT overcame a nine-point deficit. He added nine assists and five rebounds.

HEAT @ Hornets
Nov. 21, 2006
LOSS: 101-86
Despite a game-high 29 points from Dwyane Wade, the HEAT dropped a 101-86 decision to the Hornets on Tuesday. Jason Williams scored 13, and Dorell Wright chipped in 10 and 12 rebounds. Alonzo Mourning grabbed 12 rebounds, as well.

HEAT vs. Hornets
Oct. 17, 2006
WIN: 109-105
Dwyane Wade posted 19 points, five assists and five rebounds as the HEAT held on for a 109-105 victory over the visiting Hornets on Tuesday. Dorell Wright added a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards, while Jason Kapono and Earl Barron scored 12 points apiece.

2005-06 Season vs New Orleans/Oklahoma City

HEAT @ Hornets
Jan. 4, 2005
LOSS: 107-92
A slow second quarter proved costly on Wednesday as Miami took a 107-92 loss in Oklahoma City. Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade scored 19 apiece for the HEAT, with Wade adding 10 rebounds and 10 assists for his first triple-double this season. Jason Williams was the only other Miami player in double figures with 15 points.

HEAT vs. Hornets
Nov. 15, 2005
WIN: 109-102
Dwyane Wade scored the final seven points in Tuesday's fourth quarter to force overtime and the HEAT took over in OT for a 109-102 win over the visiting Hornets. Wade finished with 25 points and 10 assists, while Antoine Walker scored 21 for Miami, which ran off 13 straight points to take control. Jason Williams scored 17 before leaving with a leg injury.

HEAT @ Hornets
Oct. 25, 2005
LOSS: 91-111
J.R. Smith and Bostjan Nachbar shot down the Miami HEAT from long range. Smith and Nachbar sank five 3-pointers each and combined for 44 points as the New Orleans Hornets cruised to a 111-91 preseason victory over the HEAT.

2004-05 Season vs New Orleans

HEAT @ Hornets
Apr. 2, 2005
WIN: 111-99
Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade and Damon Jones combined to score 89 points, as the HEAT defeated the Hornets, 111-99, in New Orleans. The HEAT out rebounded the Hornets, 39-25, and got 64 points in the paint, as Miami locked up at least a share of the Eastern Conference best record. Miami never trailed in the contest and went up by as many as 22 points. O'Neal recorded 34 points and 15 rebounds while Wade added 33 points and nine assists. Jones scored 20 of his 22 points in the second half, while going 6-for-11 from behind the arc. P.J. Brown scored a season-high 22 points off the bench for New Orleans, which was swept in the season series by Miami for the first time.

HEAT vs. Hornets
Jan. 23, 2005
WIN: 97-68
The Miami HEAT rebounded from their previous loss to Indiana with a 97-68 win over the
New Orleans Hornets. Dwyane Wade led five HEAT players in double-figures with 18 points. New Orleans jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead before Miami caught fire, going on a 35-8 run and connecting on 78.9 percent from the field to end the period. Miami went into halftime with a 31 point lead, 56-25, tying a franchise record. The HEAT continued to roll in the second half, stretching its lead to 40 midway through the third period. The Hornets rallied late in the fourth to cut their deficit to 23, but Michael Doleac scored six of his season-high 13 points in the final six minutes to preserve the 97-68 victory. The HEAT shot 50 percent from the floor, while holding the Hornets to just 32.9 percent from the field. Shaquille O'Neal scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting in just 23 minutes of action.

2003-04 Season vs New Orleans

2004 Playoffs, Round One
HEAT @ Hornets
May 4, 2004
WIN: 85-77
The HEAT eliminated the New Orleans Hornets in a deciding Game 7 of the First Round Series, 85-77. Miami set the pace of the game early, starting the game on a 14-4 run. Caron Butler, who led the HEAT in scoring, scored 11 of his team-high 23 points in the first quarter. However, the Hornets wouldn't quit, and staged an 11-1 run of their own to tie the game with 5:07 left in the first quarter. Steve Smith hit three three-pointers for the Hornets in that run. Miami took a seven point lead into the second quarter and extended their lead to 10 at halftime. In the first half, Miami out-rebounded the visitors 27-19. Rafer Alston came off the bench to score seven points and grab five boards in the first half, while Brian Grant grabbed six rebounds, three of which were offensive boards. Caron Butler exploded again to start the second half, scoring eight points in the third, and helping the home team extend their lead to as many as 15 points before going up by 10 to start the final frame. Led by Steve Smith (eight fourth-quarter points) and Shammond Williams (seven fourth-quarter points), who was called into action after Baron Davis left the game with an injury, New Orleans staged a run to cut the HEAT lead to just five points with 2:49 remaining. However, the HEAT had a response on each possession and hit their free throws in the closing minutes to seal the victory. The HEAT starters came up big, with Caron Butler grabbing nine rebounds to go along with his 23 points, Lamar Odom scoring 16 points and grabbing nine boards, Brian Grant logging 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds and Dwyane Wade scoring 12 points and pulling down four rebounds. Rafer Alston came off the bench to score 11 points and grab seven rebounds.

2004 Playoffs, Round One
HEAT @ Hornets
May 2, 2004
LOSS: 89-83
The Hornets were able to even the series for the second time with an 89-83 victory in New Orleans. The Hornets again jumped out to an
early lead, going ahead 21-14 after the first quarter. They extended their lead to 10 points (43-33) going into halftime, led by Jamaal Magloire's 12 points and Baron Davis' eight assists. The Hornets outshot the HEAT 48.7% to 30.0% from the field in the first half. The third quarter, which has proven strong for the HEAT in this seires, proved no better. The HEAT cut the Hornets lead to just four points with 7:57 remaining in the third, but New Orleans responded with a 16-2 run to increase their lead to 18 points in the following 3:42 minutes. With a 14 point lead going into the fourth, the Hornets raised their lead by 18 with 8:10 left to play. But the HEAT responded with a 21-7 run, cutting the deficit to just four points with 41.2 seconds left in the game. The Hornets made two free throws and the HEAT ran out of time, falling to the Hornets by six points. Miami was led by Dwyane Wade, who scored 19 of his 27 points in the second half. Eddie Jones scored 23 points.

2004 Playoffs, Round One
HEAT vs. Hornets
April 30, 2004
WIN: 87-83
Miami continued its dominance at home, recording its 15th straight home victory with an 87-83 win over the New Orleans Hornets. The win gave Miami a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven-series. The Hornets jumped out to a quick lead, leading by 10 at the end of the first quarter (24-14). Eddie Jones and Dwyane Wade helped cut the HEAT deficit to just four points heading into halftime by recording 11 and eight points, respectively, in the second frame. The third quarter marked the first time in the series that the Hornets outscored the HEAT in that quarter (17-16), but the HEAT were still able to keep the game close going into the final period. Miami went on an 8-0 run to begin the fourth to take a 66-63 advantage with 9:26 remaining. From that point on, the game was tied four times, and neither team held a bigger lead than six points. With the game tied at 80 apiece with 1:37 left, Dwyane Wade hit a three pointer as the shot clock expired. Miami held the lead from that point on, winning the game 87-83.

2004 Playoffs, Round One
HEAT @ Hornets
April 27, 2004
LOSS: 96-85
The New Orleans Hornets tied the best-of-seven series with a 96-85 victory over the HEAT. The Hornets, led by Baron Davis' 23-point,
10-rebound game, shot 50.0 percent from the field and 41.2 percent from three-point range. New Orleans jumped out to a five point lead to end the first quarter and led by as many as seven points in the second, before settling on a six point lead into halftime. Baron Davis scored 15 of his team-high 23 points in the first half. The Hornets lead grew larger to start the third quarter (11 points) before Miami staged a 17-6 run to tie the game with 1:45 left in the period. The HEAT took a three-point advantage into the final frame, but lost the lead for good with 9:37 left in the game. Free throw shooting in the final minutes grew the Hornets lead from five points to eleven points. Dwyane Wade became the 12th player in HEAT playoff history to record a double-double, with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

2004 Playoffs, Round One
HEAT vs. Hornets
April 24, 2004
LOSS: 77-71
The New Orleans Hornets came a step closer to evening the series with a 77-71 win over the HEAT at home. The Hornets took advantage of a poor shooting effort by the HEAT, who shot 32.9% (25-76) from the field for the game. New Orleans led by as many as 15 points in the first half, and took a 41-29 lead into halftime. Baron Davis was hard to shut down in the first half, scoring 17 points in the first two quarters. The HEAT stepped up their game in the second half, with the help of Caron Butler and Lamar Odom, who scored 17 and 13 points in the half, respectively. With the Hornets leading 57-50 to start the final frame, Miami closed to the gap to just four points with 8:23 remaining. With 7:04 left, Odom took an elbow to the face, and had to leave the game, receiving six stitches above his left eye. The HEAT closed the gap to within two points on two occasions, the most recent with 1:47 left, but New Orleans was able to respond and make their free throws down the stretch.

2004 Playoffs, Round One
HEAT vs. Hornets
April 21, 2004
WIN: 93-63
The Miami HEAT took a 2-0 series lead with a 93-63 win over the visiting New Orleans Hornets. The HEAT jumped out to an early lead, leading 28-17 at the end of the first quarter. Lamar Odom, who finished the game with 17 points and 11 rebounds, recorded eight points and six boards in the first quarter alone. After halftime, with the HEAT leading 43-34, Miami opened the third quarter on an 8-0 run and blew the game wide open, leading by as many as 23 points. New Orleans was only able to score 10 points in that frame, setting a HEAT record for fewest points allowed in any quarter by an opponent in playoff history. It was also a playoff record for the Hornets for fewest points scored in any playoff quarter. All five HEAT starters scored in double-figures, with Eddie Jones leading the way with 19 points and eight rebounds. Brian Grant notched a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards, while Caron Butler came close with 18 points and nine rebounds. Dwyane Wade scored 14 points, and Udonis Haslem came off the bench to grab nine boards. Only Baron Davis reached double-figures for the Hornets.

2004 Playoffs, Round One
HEAT vs. Hornets
April 18, 2004
WIN: 81-79
Miami HEAT rookie Dwyane Wade's running jumper with 1.3 seconds left, gave the HEAT an 81-79 victory over the New Orleans Hornets in the first game of round one in this seasons playoffs. Miami would trail by three at the half before outscoring the Hornets by 10 in the third. The HEAT would hold the lead in the fourth before missing on multiple possessions to allow New Orleans to tie the game at 79-79 with a jump shot from P.J. Brown with 53 seconds left to play. Both teams had poor possessions allowing the HEAT to run a play with only 11 seconds remaining. On the final play, the ball would be in-bounded to HEAT rookie Dwyane Wade. As Wade dribbled down the clock, he made his move and penetrated toward the paint with a running jumper over the outstretched arm of Hornet center Jamaal Magloire to take the 81-79 win. Miami's Lamar Odom became the 11th HEAT player to record a double-double in post-season play. Caron Butler's five steals tied a HEAT playoff franchise record. The win gives the heat a 1-0 advantage over the New Orleans Hornets in the first round of the playoffs.

HEAT vs. Hornets
March 16, 2004
WIN: 96-83
After two ejections and numerous technical fouls, the Miami HEAT bullied their way to a 96-83 win over the visiting New Orleans Hornets at the AmericanAirlines Arena. Over the course of the game, six technical fouls were handed out resulting in two players getting ejected. For the Hornets, already playing without Jamal Mashburn and P.J. Brown due to injuries, Jamaal Magloire lasted until the third quarter before being ejected for throwing the ball into the stands after a call he didn't agree with. For the HEAT, Lamar Odom was ejected with 1:58 to play in the third after receiving his second technical foul. Rookie Dwyane Wade, Caron Butler, and Rafer Alston combined to score 60 points and help preserve the victory for the HEAT. Wade lead the way with a team-high 23 points while Caron contributed 20 points. Off the bench, Rafer scored 17 points connecting on 3-of-7 from three-point range helping to set a new HEAT franchise record for consecutive games with a three-point basket made at 34. New Orleans never held a lead, but cut the deficit to four early in the fourth before Butler and Alston made back-to-back three-point baskets. The win is Miami's third in a row and has currently won six straight at home improving their home record to 23-12.

HEAT @ Hornets
March 10, 2004
LOSS: 95-84
The Miami HEAT ended their three-game winning streak by losing to the New Orleans Hornets, 95-84, on Wednesday night at the New Orleans Arena. Baron Davis lead the way for the Hornets by scoring 33 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out five assists. Baron also shot a perfect 14-of-14 from the line. As a team, New Orleans tied a franchise record with 42 free throws made on 46 attempts while the HEAT were limited to only 13-of-16 from the line. The teams exchanged the lead 10 times throughout the game, but the Hornets never trailed in the fourth, as they were able to open the quarter with a 10-1 run. The Hornets also out-rebounded the HEAT by 20, getting 12 from P.J. Brown and a game-high 17 from Jamaal Magloire. Miami had two players record double-doubles with Lamar Odom posting 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Udonis Haslem scoring 15 points and grabbing 13 boards. The loss drops the HEAT to 28-37 and they also fall behind one-half game for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

HEAT vs. Hornets
Jan. 31, 2004
WIN: 94-70
Miami HEAT had all five starters reach double-figure scoring for the first time this season in cruising past the New Orleans Hornets 94-70 on Saturday night. Eddie Jones scored 24 points after connecting on 7-of-11 from the field including five three-pointers. Jones also dished out seven assists, while grabbing five rebounds with two blocked shots. In addition to Jones, rookie forward Udonis Haslem scored 20 points with nine rebounds, followed by 12 points from Lamar Odom, 11 points from Caron Butler and 10 points from Dwyane Wade. The HEAT led from start to finish and led by as many as 26 points late in the fourth quarter, thanks to a 20-0 run over the games last 5:32 to secure only the seventh road win on the season.

HEAT vs. Hornets
Nov. 25, 2003
WIN: 91-87
Lamar Odom's three-pointer with 1:17 left to play in the fourth quarter proved to be difference as the Miami HEAT held on to defeat the New Orleans Hornets 91-87 at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The HEAT trailed 85-84 when Odom let fly his fourth three-point attempt of the evening. Eddie Jones and Brian Grant secured the victory hitting two free-throws apiece in the closing seconds of the game. The victory marked the third consecutive win for Miami at home this season. Jones led the HEAT in scoring with 25 points, followed by 19 from Odom and 12 points apiece from rookie Udonis Haslem and Loren Woods off the bench. Miami, who shot 49.3 percent from the floor in the game, snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Hornets dating back to their first round sweep of the HEAT in the 2001 NBA Playoffs.

2002-03 Season vs New Orleans

HEAT vs. Hornets
Mar. 14th, 2003
HEAT rookie Caron Butler tied his career-high with 25 points and Vladimir Stepania added a season-high 17 points on Friday, but it wasn't enough, as Miami fell to the New Orleans Hornets 87-83 at AmericanAirlines Arena. Former HEAT players Jamal Mashburn (21 points) and P.J. Brown (20 points) led the Hornets, who have now won seven straight over Miami. Butler scored 15 points and Stepania had 11 points in the first half as the HEAT shot a sizzling 52 percent from the field connecting on 22-of-42 shot attempts, while jumping out to a 48-40 lead. Miami led by as many as 10 points with two minutes into the third quarter, but shot just 33 percent the rest of the way.

HEAT @ Hornets
Feb. 26th, 2003
Hornets forward Jamal Mashburn recorded a triple-double on Wednesday, in leading New Orleans to a
91-82 victory over the HEAT. Mashburn scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds while dishing out 13 assists, as New Orleans won its third straight over Miami this season and six consecutive overall. Brian Grant led Miami with a season high 24 points and 15 rebounds. It was his 21st double-double of the season and 33rd double-figure rebounding game. In addition to Grant, the HEAT's backcourt of Travis Best and Eddie Jones scored 17 and 14 points respectively. Vladimir Stepania chipped in with 12 points off the bench to go along with his eight rebounds. Miami trailed 20-16 after the first quarter, but rallied in the second, outscoring New Orleans 26-20 to take an two point advantage into halftime leading 42-40. The HEAT would extend its lead to seven points at 49-42, but was outscored over the next two minutes 9-2, falling behind 51-49 with 8:12 remaining in the third period. Over the next seven minutes, the HEAT was outscored 16-10 and fell behind 67-59 entering the fourth quarter. New Orleans would lead by as many as 11 points in the final period with HEAT making one last rally late in the quarter to close to within four (82-78) with 3:35 left to play. New Orleans closed the game on a 9-3 run to secure the victory.

HEAT vs. Hornets
Feb. 11th, 2003
New Orleans placed five players in double-figures, including 15 points apiece from Jamal Mashburn and Jamaal
Magloire to defeat Miami 78-69 at AmericanAirlines Arena. In their first action since the All-Star break, the two teams combined to score only 67 points in the first half. The Hornets led after the first quarter 21-20, then both teams scored 13 points each in the second, heading into the locker room with New Orleans leading 34-33. Miami opened the third quarter on a 11-6 run to take a 44-40 lead with 6:22 left in the third period sparked by an Eddie Jones three-pointer and lay-up. Over the next six minutes however, the HEAT was outscored 20-4, falling behind 60-48 by the end of the quarter. Miami's only field goals during that time frame came off of a Caron Butler jump shot at the 2:10 mark and a Brian Grant shot at 1:06 mark of the period. Miami shot just 36 percent from the field (27-of-75), while New Orleans connected on just 31-of-76 shots for 40 percent.

HEAT @ Hornets
Nov. 2nd, 2002
Eddie Jones had his best overall game of the season, scoring 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting from the field, but his exploits were out done by former HEAT player Jamal Mashburn, who poured in 35 points to led the New Orleans Hornets to a 100-95 win over Miami. Jones also went 2-of-6 from the three point line and 8-of-10 from the charity stripe, to go along with his two assists, one steal and one blocked shot. New Orleans led 92-83 with 4:12 remaining after a tip-in by P.J. Brown. The made a last gasp and closed to within one point at 96-95 on a three-pointer by Jones with 1:07 to play. Mashburn hit a jumper with :45 seconds to go, then made 1-of-2 free throws with :17 seconds left to give New Orleans a four-point cushion. Courtney Alexander sank 1-of-2 from the free throw line with :02 seconds left to cap the scoring for the Hornets. In addition to Jones, the HEAT got double-figure scoring from Malik Allen (12 points), rookie Caron Butler (12 points) and center Brian Grant (11 points). Grant also pulled down 16 rebounds for his 49th double-double of the season.

Miami HEAT

2002-2003 Season
03/14/03 HOME 87-83 L C. BUTLER-25 MASHBURN-21
02/26/03 AWAY 91-82 L GRANT-24 MASHBURN-18
2001-2002 Season
04/16/02 HOME 88-81 L MOURNING-25 MASHBURN-23
04/03/02 AWAY 97-90 L JONES-27 DAVIS/MASHBURN-22
2000-2001 Season
04/06/01 HOME 81-76 W MASON-22 MASHBURN-20
12/20/00 65-56 L GRANT/MASON-11 MASHBURN-19
11/14/00 HOME 89-86 W JONES-19 MASHBURN-31
11/03/00 AWAY 83-79 L GRANT-33 MASHBURN-33
1999-2000 Season
04/19/00 AWAY 83-73 L CARTER-16 MASON/JONES-14
04/06/00 HOME 76-70 W MOURNING-26 MASON-14
02/20/00 AWAY 85-80 W HARDAWAY - 23 JONES - 18
12/18/99 HOME 106-89 L MOURNING - 18 JONES - 24
1998-99 Season
05/02/99 HOME 100-93 W MASHBURN-20 JONES-23
02/24/99 AWAY 91-83 W MOURNING-20 PHILLS-20
02/08/99 AWAY 94-91 L HARDAWAY-32 REID-19
1997-98 Season
04/04/98 HOME 101-88 W HARDAWAY-29 DIVAC-18
01/02/98 AWAY 99-88 L HARDAWAY-23 RICE-42
11/21/97 AWAY 119-102 L HARDAWAY-23 RICE-26
11/03/97 HOME 112-99 L MASHBURN-18 RICE-28
1996-97 Season
03/09/97 AWAY 82-76 L HARDAWAY-31 RICE-21
11/12/96 AWAY 101-86 W HARDAWAY-26 CURRY-23
11/12/96 HOME 105-97 W HARDAWAY-22 RICE-26
1995-96 Season
04/10/96 AWAY 116-95 W HARDAWAY-29 CURRY-22
01/19/96 HOME 114-106 L MOURNING-32 L. JOHNSON-29
12/23/95 AWAY 87-75 L WILLIS-22 L. JOHNSON-22
12/01/95 HOME 108-101 W COLES-26 L. JOHNSON-32
1994-95 Season
04/02/95 HOME 105-92 L RICE - 30 HAWKINS/MOURNING - 22
03/11/95 AWAY 104-95 L RICE - 28 JOHNSON - 25
12/23/94 HOME 116-93 W RICE - 37 BURRELL - 19
11/30/94 AWAY 105-87 L MINER/WILLIS - 14 JOHNSON - 23
1993-94 Season
04/11/94 AWAY 99-97 L SALLEY - 21 CURRY - 21
02/04/94 AWAY 124-118 W SMITH - 26 E. JOHNSON - 26
01/25/94 HOME 119-98 W SEIKALY - 26 E. JOHNSON - 20
11/27/93 HOME 114-100 W RICE - 29 CURRY - 18
1992-93 Season
03/30/93 AWAY 116-89 W SEIKALY - 20 MOURNING - 22
02/12/93 HOME 116-107 L RICE - 21 JOHNSON - 30
11/21/92 HOME 123-111 L RICE - 32 CURRY - 27
11/14/92 AWAY 104-95 W SEIKALY - 27 GILL - 23
1991-92 Season
02/16/92 AWAY 126-109 L COLES - 16 JOHNSON - 28
02/02/92 HOME 118-100 W RICE - 28 GILL - 23
12/13/91 AWAY 112-108 W SEIKALY - 28 JOHNSON - 25
11/15/91 HOME 120-105 W RICE - 33 FREDERICK - 20
1990-91 Season
04/16/91 AWAY 92-87 L DOUGLAS - 23 CURRY - 19
11/24/90 HOME 94-82 W SEIKALY/DOUGLAS - 22 CURRY - 16
11/24/90 HOME 125-112 L WAGNER - 15 NEWMAN - 30
11/23/90 AWAY 116-100 W EDWARDS - 34 NEWMAN/REID - 20
1989-90 Season
04/18/90 HOME 98-91 L RICE - 23 TRIPUCKA - 26
11/21/89 AWAY 98-87 W THOMPSON - 23 CHAPMAN - 28
1988-89 Season
02/17/89 HOME 103-102 W SUNDVOLD - 20 TRIPUCKA - 31
11/29/88 AWAY 99-84 L WASHINGTON - 18 CHAPMAN - 22


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