For one quarter at least, the Heat’s defensive woes disappeared. One good quarter is all it takes to take down the Hornets.
After allowing more than 30 points in the first quarter, the Heat held New Orleans to half that number in the second period and cruised to a 106-90 victory. It was the Heat’s first win in three games after back-to-back defeats to the Wizards and Knicks. The Heat is 9-1 at home.