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MIAMI (56 - 15) at NEW ORLEANS (25 - 47)
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Friday, 3/29/2013 8:05 PM
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MIAMI - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games56-15+11.637-3435-35103.451.549.6%46.495.649.044.0%48.7
Road Games24-12+0.519-1716-2099.749.648.2%
Last 5 Games4-1-0.72-32-3103.046.649.1%
MIAMI Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)103.451.539-7849.6%8-2139.1%18-2375.9%46823199135
vs opponents surrendering9849.237-8245.2%7-2035.9%17-2275.2%511122208145
Team Stats (Road Games)99.749.638-7948.2%8-2237.4%16-2273.2%47922199145
Stats Against (All Games)95.649.036-8144.0%8-2235.1%17-2177.3%491120218153
vs opponents averaging97.44937-8244.9%7-2035.7%17-2275.1%511122208145
Stats Against (Road Games)95.148.535-8143.7%8-2136.0%17-2177.4%501222208154

NEW ORLEANS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games25-47-3.236-3538-3494.146.745.1%48.697.548.646.7%46.9
Home Games15-22-8.217-2017-2092.747.144.9%49.494.646.345.6%46.6
Last 5 Games3-2+3.93-21-490.047.244.3%50.090.647.444.4%40.0
NEW ORLEANS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
Team Stats (All Games)94.146.736-8045.1%7-1836.7%15-1977.5%491221206146
vs opponents surrendering9849.237-8245.1%7-2035.8%17-2275.3%501122208145
Team Stats (Home Games)92.747.136-8144.9%6-1835.8%14-1875.2%491323207136
Stats Against (All Games)97.548.637-7846.7%8-2037.2%17-2275.9%471023188136
vs opponents averaging98.849.637-8245.4%7-2035.8%17-2375.5%511122208145
Stats Against (Home Games)94.646.335-7845.6%8-2037.2%16-2177.3%471022188136
Average power rating of opponents played: MIAMI 95.1,  NEW ORLEANS 96.1
MIAMI - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
2/20/2013@ ATLANTA103-90W-5.5W196.5U37-7847.4%391136-7250.0%4919
2/21/2013@ CHICAGO86-67W-3W185.5U37-7350.7%431728-7537.3%4726
2/23/2013@ PHILADELPHIA114-90W-8.5W185O45-7758.4%41635-7844.9%3812
3/3/2013@ NEW YORK99-93W-4.5W196U39-8446.4%521432-7443.2%4617
3/4/2013@ MINNESOTA97-81W-9.5W196.5U38-7451.4%532333-8837.5%4618
3/13/2013@ PHILADELPHIA98-94W-8L193U35-7546.7%471340-8547.1%4712
3/15/2013@ MILWAUKEE107-94W-5.5W202U41-7951.9%491133-8937.1%5110
3/17/2013@ TORONTO108-91W-7W194O39-6758.2%361239-9441.5%5716
3/18/2013@ BOSTON105-103W-5.5L191O42-8549.4%481439-7254.2%4420
3/20/2013@ CLEVELAND98-95W-11.5L198U32-7244.4%451337-8145.7%5016
3/25/2013@ ORLANDO108-94W-12W198O37-7847.4%531237-8643.0%5412
3/27/2013@ CHICAGO97-101L-6.5L186.5O37-7748.1%381340-8547.1%5918
3/29/2013@ NEW ORLEANS              
3/31/2013@ SAN ANTONIO              
4/2/2013NEW YORK              
4/5/2013@ CHARLOTTE              
4/10/2013@ WASHINGTON              

NEW ORLEANS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
2/20/2013@ CLEVELAND100-105L3.5L196.5O37-7648.7%451338-7749.4%468
2/27/2013@ OKLAHOMA CITY74-119L15L204.5U27-7735.1%361242-7655.3%5310
3/6/2013LA LAKERS102-108L2L204O38-8843.2%591738-7848.7%4211
3/9/2013@ MEMPHIS85-96L7L183U34-7943.0%481238-8146.9%4610
3/12/2013@ BROOKLYN98-108L6L184O40-7851.3%351340-8050.0%539
3/15/2013@ WASHINGTON87-96L3.5L186.5U35-8043.7%471136-7250.0%4312
3/17/2013@ MINNESOTA95-97L1.5L191O39-8545.9%521836-6456.2%3318
3/18/2013GOLDEN STATE72-93L3.5L196U28-8333.7%461335-7050.0%4616
3/27/2013LA CLIPPERS91-105L5.5L188O35-7149.3%441134-7346.6%429
4/3/2013@ GOLDEN STATE              
4/5/2013@ UTAH              
4/7/2013@ PHOENIX              
4/9/2013@ LA LAKERS              
4/10/2013@ SACRAMENTO              
4/12/2013LA CLIPPERS              
MIAMI: GUARDS: The regular season goal for DWYANE WADE is to just stay healthy. Even following knee surgery, he's still good enough to pile up numbers, but the minutes won't be there in the regular season . . . That's why the Heat brought in RAY ALLEN. He and Wade will share the floor at times, but Allen should primarily play off the bench. His role will be to knock down the wide-open threes Wade and LeBron James create . . . After all the big plays he made in the postseason, MARIO CHALMERS is entrenched as the starting point guard, despite being plagued by a bad hammy in the preseason . . . Super-quick NORRIS COLE looks like he'll become one of the NBA's better backup point guards . . . If he doesn't retire, the absurdly brittle MIKE MILLER will see limited regular-season minutes . . . TERREL HARRIS will likely make the team because he's willing to play defense. FORWARDS: While another title is their No. 1 priority, LeBRON JAMES has shown no need to rest during the regular season. He'll play full-time minutes and be in the thick of the MVP race . . . CHRIS BOSH remains integral to the offense with his ability to pull opposing bigs away from the basket. His stats don't reflect his actual value . . . SHANE BATTIER will continue to be a defensive specialist whose offensive role is limited to shooting open threes . . . UDONIS HASLEM is another guy who will get held back in the regular season. He should lead their low-post rotation . . . RASHARD LEWIS' knee problems have robbed him of athleticism . . . But Lewis should beat out fellow shooter JAMES JONES for a rotation spot . . . JARVIS VARNADO is a shot-blocking force with little to no offensive game. CENTERS: JOEL ANTHONY will continue to tag-team with Haslem in the middle. Anthony is an absolute negative on the offensive end, but he brings more size and shot-blocking than Haslem . . . DEXTER PITTMAN will be battling for a roster spot. Sexy Dexy has shown no signs of being an NBA-caliber player so far in his career . . . MICKELL GLADNESS is a better alternative than Pittman on both ends of the floor.
NEW ORLEANS: GUARDS: This offense will belong to ERIC GORDON. He'll get over the fact that the Hornets matched his offer from Phoenix, and as long as his surgically-repaired knee holds up, he's one of the most complete young scorers in the NBA . . . The Hornets reached for AUSTIN RIVERS with the 10th pick because Monty Williams wants to coach him and thinks he can be an NBA point guard. Rivers has the handle, but his athleticism is ordinary and, more importantly, he has never shown a PG mentality at any level . . . GREIVIS VASQUEZ is the closest thing to a true point guard on this roster. He'll see solid minutes assuming Rivers' adjustment is a tough one . . . Well-rounded ROGER MASON JR. will also provide point guard depth . . . XAVIER HENRY hasn't lived up to his reputation as a shooter, but the Hornets can be patient with him . . . Rookie BRIAN ROBERTS has had a strong enough preseason to likely earn a roster spot. FORWARDS: ANTHONY DAVIS should step right in as a starter. His offensive game is further along than he gets credit for, and on the defensive end he's an absolute force from the basket out to the perimeter . . . He'll probably miss having Dwight Howard drawing in defenses, but RYAN ANDERSON has always been a very good three-point shooter. He and Davis are unique enough talents to share the court even if they're both power forwards . . . AL-FAROUQ AMINU made some strides on the defensive end late last season, which is what will get him minutes under Williams. He's underwhelming on the offensive end . . . If HAKIM WARRICK couldn't succeed as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner, it seems unlikely he'll ever help in New Orleans . . . Rookie DARIUS MILLER is looking to establish some kind of role with the team . . . LANCE THOMAS is doubtful to earn a salary to pay off his jewelry debts. CENTERS: ROBIN LOPEZ has always had the ability to protect the rim and does a decent job in space. Look for him to end up grabbing the bulk of minutes in the middle . . . JASON SMITH gives the Hornets a more offensive-minded option off the bench.
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*Heat-Hornets Preview* ======================


Miami (56-15) at New Orleans (25-47), 8:00 p.m. EDT

The Miami Heat were ready to focus on other goals not long after ending one of the longest win streaks in NBA history.

The Heat can achieve one of those, clinching the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, by ending a lengthy road losing streak to the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night.

Miami (56-15) had its run of 27 consecutive wins snapped with a 101-97 defeat in Chicago on Wednesday but hardly seemed downtrodden. The Heat came closer than any other team to matching the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' NBA-record 33-game run.

"It was a heck of an experience for all of us to have together. We took a moment to acknowledge it (after the game) and acknowledge each other, but it was never about the streak. We have a bigger goal," coach Erik Spoelstra said.

The Heat can put themselves in a stronger position for another championship run with a victory against lowly New Orleans (25-47) or a New York loss to visiting Charlotte on Friday. Miami finished second in the East last season before capturing the second title in franchise history, but is currently two games ahead of San Antonio for the NBA's best record.

"The streak wasn't important to us. What's important to us is winning the title. That's what we work on. That's what we're here for," center Chris Bosh said.

The Heat have earned No. 1 seeds twice in their history, in the 1998-99 lockout-shortened season and in 2004-05. They didn't win an NBA title either time, and were eliminated by New York in the first round in 1999.

Before any postseason concerns, Miami will first try to end a six-game road losing streak to the Hornets. The first two losses in that skid occurred in Oklahoma City.

The Heat, though, haven't visited New Orleans since Nov. 5, 2010, and have won the past three games in the series by an average of 14 points. They shot 58.0 percent in a 106-90 home victory over the Hornets on Dec. 8.

This time, they'll face a team that had a three-game win streak snapped Wednesday with a 105-91 loss to the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. New Orleans trailed by two points entering the fourth quarter but was outscored 26-14 in those final 12 minutes.

The Hornets didn't help themselves by missing 10 of 14 3-point attempts and giving up 20 points off 12 turnovers. The injury-plagued Eric Gordon had a team-best 24 points - three shy of matching his season high.

"We kind of beat ourselves. We really didn't move the ball very well and we took tough shots," forward Ryan Anderson said. "We didn't really battle. We just didn't have it like we had the last couple of games."

Gordon and No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis sat out the game in Miami. Anderson had 24 points and Robin Lopez scored 20, but only one other player reached double figures.

Dwyane Wade, who returned from a sore right knee Wednesday, had a team-best 26 points for the Heat on 9-of-12 shooting and is averaging 27.9 points on 51.8 percent shooting in his last eight games against New Orleans.

Last Updated: 4/20/2018 5:19:42 PM EST

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