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Hornets Thumped By Heat

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 The Miami Heat killed the New Orleans Hornets on the glass, and as a result, killed the Hornets on the scoreboard. When the final horn blew, New Orleans had 25 rebounds, the lowest total for any team in a game this season.

After only trailing by two at the half, the Hornets couldn’t play with the Heat the rest of the way, ultimately falling 109-95. Miami went on a 9-0 run to start the third quarter and never looked back.

The Heat set a very physical tone early, allowing it to carry their defense. When the Hornets tried to take it to the hole, the Heat made sure to put a body on the ball handler. New Orleans head coach Monty Williams expressed frustration after the loss regarding the lack of whistles.

“It’s hard to play the kind of basketball that you need to play when you’re not getting what you feel is a fair call at times. I thought our guys got beat up a little bit tonight going to the basket,” Hornets coach Monty Williams said. “Take nothing away from Miami. That is a championship-contending team. Their effort showed that tonight.”

The Hornets will return home for a Wednesday night contest with the Phoenix Suns. Tip-off at the Hive is set for 7:00.

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