Since the NBA returned to Charlotte in 2004, the Bobcats, then the Hornets racked up a win-less 0-10 postseason record…until tonight!
The Charlotte Hornets just won their first post season game against the Miami Heat to bring them to 1-2 in the series.
Jeremy Lin had 18 points, while 7-footer Frank Kaminsky scored 15 points, most of which came during an 18-0 run in the third quarter. The Hornets beat the Heat 96-80 to break their 12-game playoff losing streak and earn their first postseason victory in over 14 years.
Game 4 of the Hornets/Heat series is now set for Monday night, and although tonight’s victory is historic, they still have a lot of work ahead of them.
“This isn’t about winning one playoff game, it’s about winning a playoff series, this gives us a chance.” Coach Steve Clifford said after tonight’s game.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) April 24, 2016