Heat comeback falls short in loss to Hornets
HORNETS 96, HEAT 88
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker had 17 points and six assists as the Hornets won the matchup of last teams who met in the first round of last season's playoffs.
Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and six rebounds for the Hornets, who close their preseason schedule Friday against Minnesota.
Rodney McGruder scored 16 points as the Heat, who beat the Hornets in seven games last spring, went largely with reserves.
HEAT: Okaro White finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Derrick Williams also scored 13 points. ... Hassan Whiteside shot 1 for 6 and had four points in 15 minutes. ... Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow didn't play.
HORNETS: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had 10 points and 14 rebounds. Roy Hibbert added eight points, 11 boards and three blocked shots. ... Nicolas Batum scored 14 points but missed all three 3-point attempts.
UP NEXT: Miami (4-3) finishes up exhibition play Friday at home against Philadelphia. ... Charlotte (3-3) visits Minnesota on Friday.