The Miami Heat finished off the Charlotte Hornets with a 106-73 victory in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on Sunday at American Airlines Arena. They will travel north and face the Toronto Raptors in the next round on Tuesday.
Miami came up strong in the first quarter and stayed ahead 29-18 after one quarter. Both teams played even throughout the second quarter and Charlotte trailed 54-42 at halftime.
The Heat went on a 20-4 run at the beginning of the second half and were up 74-46 with 5:27 left in the third. They extended their margin to 30 points at the end of three quarters and led 83-53 as they outscored the Hornets 29-11 in the period.