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Charlotte Hornets NBA Playoffs Round 1: Hornets Hustle Beats Miami Muscle

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Games 3 and 4 were dramatically different in score and style and that played right into the hands of the Charlotte Hornets. They used aggressive rim attacks and opportunistic defense to counter the adjustments the Miami Heat made to take away the three point line and dominate the paint.

Now the series shifts back to Miami where the biggest question will be how Miami reacts to having their defense shredded by Charlotte's Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin. Will they back off their pressure defense and will the three ball return to the Hornets arsenal of offensive weapons? Listen for our analysis of Game 4 and our preview of a pivotal Game 5.

PLUS

  • Nata Edwards from WFNZ and the Mic Check Podcast joins with his thoughts on some controversial comments by local product turned Heat star Hassan Whiteside after Game 4
  • For the first time, the NBA is publicly releasing "Hustle Stats" exclusively for the 2016 NBA Playoffs. We'll tell you what stats they are keeping and how the Hornets have fared so far in this series.
  • Sources tell us local Miami grocers are selling out of tin foil. A select group of Heat fans are breaking out conspiracies to explain away two straight losses. We explain why they are fools.

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