Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Gerald Green added 16 and the Miami Heat emphatically ended Charlotte's season Sunday, beating the Hornets 106-73 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.
The Heat will play either Toronto or Indiana in the second round starting Tuesday.
Luol Deng scored 15 points, Dwyane Wade added 12 and Hassan Whiteside had a 10-point, 12-rebound, five-block clincher for the Heat, who have won their last four Game 7s - each of the previous three coming along the way to winning NBA championships.
Frank Kaminsky scored 12 for Charlotte, which got 11 from Courtney Lee and 10 from Nic Batum. The Hornets' two biggest stars, Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson, never got going - Walker shot 3 for 16 and scored only nine points, while Jefferson put up a mere four points and two rebounds.
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