Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) - Al Jefferson poured in 28 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Hornets to their first victory over the Miami Heat in over 4 1/2 years, a 96-89 decision at Time Warner Cable Arena. Including last years four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, the Heat had won 20 straight meetings between the clubs since an 83-79 loss in Charlotte on March 9, 2010. The Hornets finally got some payback behind Jeffersons prowess in the paint and a strong defensive effort that limited Miami to a 39.0 percent performance from the floor and an off-target 4-of-22 rate from 3-point range. It just seemed like we could never get over the hump, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said. We didnt play with great energy. Kemba Walker delivered 18 points and seven assists to help Charlotte halt a three-game overall skid, with Cody Zeller chipping in 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench. To come back and bounce back against a team we havent beaten in a while in front of our crowd is something weve got to build off of, Jefferson said. Dwyane Wade scored 25 points and Chris Bosh netted 23 in the loss, the Heats second in a row since a 3-0 start to the post-LeBron James era. Bosh added 13 rebounds and Wade tallied seven assists. Charlotte began to draw clear midway through the third quarter, putting forth a 15-5 run over the last six minutes of the period to turn a tie game into a 72-62 lead. Zeller hit a pair of free throws and rookie P.J. Hairston buried a 3-pointer to put the Hornets up 67-60 with 2:34 left in the third, and Charlotte gradually increased the margin as the Heat continued to miss shots. Miami failed to record a basket over the final 6:37 of the quarter, misfiring on nine straight attempts to conclude the frame. We dont have that grace period like we had before, where we could make mistakes, not make the effort plays, and still find a way to win, Bosh said. We cant dig holes, especially on the road. The Heat did fight back down the stretch to get within striking distance, with Bosh draining back-to-back jumpers to ignite an 8-0 push capped by Shabazz Napiers cutting layup off a Mario Chalmers feed that cut the deficit to 88-85 with 2:17 left. Walker knocked down a clutch three on the ensuing possession, however, then later sank a pair from the foul line to keep Miami at bay and give the Hornets a 93-87 lead with 21.7 seconds remaining. The Heat were cold during the games initial stages as well, missing seven of their first nine shots from the field and falling behind 22-13 late in the opening quarter after a 9-2 Hornets run. Charlotte continued to hold a nine-point advantage early in the second quarter until Bosh and Chalmers led Miami on a 12-3 spurt that forged a 29-29 tie near the midway mark of the period. The score remained tight through the remainder of the half, with the Hornets taking a 46-44 edge into the break after Walker fed Gerald Henderson for a short jumper. Game Notes Miamis 16 straight regular-season wins in the series was tied for the longest active streak by one team over another and one shy of the franchise record for consecutive victories over a single opponent ... The Heat had made at least nine 3-pointers in each of their first four games ... Charlotte forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist missed a second straight game with a rib contusion ... Wade registered his 700th career block in the fourth quarter, making him only the sixth guard in NBA history to reach the milestone ... Former Charlotte fan favorite Josh McRoberts faced his ex-team for the first time since with the Heat over the summer. He finished with two points in eight minutes. Air Max 270 Scontate
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. PETERSBURG, Florida – Its been almost seven years since the Blue Jays last won a series at Tropicana Field. SALT LAKE CITY -- Tyrone Corbin oversaw Utahs transition from Jerry Sloan and Deron Williams to a youth movement, one he wont get to see to fruition. The Jazz are in the market for a new coach after deciding not to offer Corbin a new contract Monday. Corbin went 112-146 in three-plus seasons in Salt Lake City. He took over on Feb. 10, 2011, following the resignation of Sloan, for whom he played three seasons and served as a longtime assistant. Corbin reached the playoffs in the strike-shortened 2011-12 season, but his team was swept by San Antonio in the first round of the playoffs. The Jazz went 43-39 the next season and dumped a number of veterans. This year, they went 25-57, the worst season by the Jazz since 1979-80, when Utah was 24-58 following the franchises relocation from New Orleans. Still, it wasnt easy to cut ties with a classy man who steered the franchise through the difficult stretch and whos worked for the organization for more than a dozen years. "Tys a man of dignity, class, integrity and well do nothing now in this press conference or moving forward that will disparage him or his coaches in any way," Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey said. "Today, were grateful for a period that they saw us through and following coach Sloan in many ways ... is like following John Wooden." Lindsey said he doesnt have a short list of preferred coaching candidates nor does he have a deadline for hiring Corbins replacement. Corbin was the seventh coach in franchise history. He served as an assistant under Sloan from 2004-11. He also played for nine teams during a 16-year NBA career, including three seasons with the Jazz from 1991-94. Lindsey left open the possibility of Corbin returning to the organization in some capacity. "I dont want to speak for Ty and understand his range of emotions, from disappointment to anger to everything in between, but (hes) a good man who was a very good player, very good assistant thatt led us well through a tough three-plus years where there was significant change of personnel," Lindsey said.dddddddddddd"So, I wouldnt rule anything out, just because hes that high of character. "And Ill say this, as well: I think Ty is ... going to be a better coach or is potentially going to be a better head coach for his experience, and it wouldnt surprise me at all to see him land on his feet to be a head coach and to do very well going forward. If that doesnt happen and he were to want to come back in some fashion, I dont think theres anybody within the organization that would prevent that." Owner and CEO Greg Miller said in a statement that Corbin "has always represented the Jazz franchise in a first-class manner both on the court and in the community. He did a wonderful job of building relationships with the players and encouraged their growth throughout the season." After jettisoning veteran salaries last summer, the Jazz started 1-14 amid injury woes, but improved as the season progressed. Rookie point guard Trey Burke started the season on the bench with a broken finger, pressed through a shooting slump and ended with a season-high 32 points in the final game. He averaged 12.8 points and 5.7 assists. Despite the losses, the team never splintered. Players pointed to Corbins positivity and the veteran influence of Marvin Williams and Richard Jefferson, who resurrected his career, shooting 41 per cent from 3-point range and scoring 10.1 points after rarely playing at Golden State last year. A lottery pick, another first-round choice and sizeable salary cap flexibility will benefit the Jazz and Corbins successor this off-season. And theres plenty of promise in Enes Kanter, Derrick Favours and Alec Burks. The two big men improved in all statistical areas. Burks became a go-to scorer and ended up as the second-leading scorer despite playing as a reserve most of the season. ' ' '