Hornets even series with Heat, 89-85

Steve Clifford
Charlotte Hornets head coach Steve Clifford directs his team against the Sacramento Kings in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kemba Walker scored a playoff career-high 34 points, Jeremy Lin added 21 and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Miami Heat 89-85 on Monday night to even their first-round series at 2-2.

Walker scored 11 straight Charlotte points in the fourth quarter after Miami had cut the lead to two with 6:07 left. Courtney Lee sank two free throws with 4.6 seconds left after being fouled on an offensive rebound to seal the win.

Lee finished with 11 points and helped hold Dwyane Wade to 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting.

Game 5 is Wednesday night in Miami.

Joe Johnson led Miami with 16 points, while Luol Deng had 15.

Charlotte dominated in the paint for the second straight game, outscoring Miami 44-30.

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