The Heat vs. Hornets Game 4 live stream online and TV coverage on Monday will feature Charlotte looking to build off their previous home game win in order to tie up the series at 2-2. In Game 3, the Hornets finally emerged to win their first playoff game in 13 attempts, preventing the team from tying the all-time record streak of consecutive playoff games lost. Now, Kemba Walker, Jeremy Lin and the rest of the squad will try to hand Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside another loss. Whiteside may be on the sidelines for tonight’s game which could certainly give the Hornets a bigger boost. The 2016 NBA live streaming and televised playoffs coverage comes through NBA TV for basketball fans to enjoy on Monday evening.
According to Fox Sports in an April 25 report, the Hornets’ Nicolas Batum is out again for Game 4, but Hassan Whiteside is a game-time decision for the Miami Heat tonight. Whiteside’s injury occurred in Game 3 in the fourth quarter when he was hit in the thigh on a pick and roll. Reportedly, the the center known for his shotblocking prowess did not participate in the team’s practices after Saturday. Whiteside told the media he’d see how that hurt thigh was feeling ahead of the game in Charlotte. Although his team lost the most recent game on the road, he was instrumental in all three games. He recorded a double-double of 13 points and 18 rebounds in the team’s 96-80 loss on Saturday and has continued to be imposing in the paint.
For the Hornets in that game, things finally appeared to be clicking, despite the loss of the versatile Batum. In particular, rookie Frank Kaminsky stepped up to score all 15 of his points in the third quarter to help boost the team’s lead. Bemba Walker finished with 17 points, while Marvin Williams had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Jeremy Lin came off the bench for a huge surge too, leading all scorers with 18 points. Despite the team shooting a low 38.9 percent and getting outrebounded 53-48, they were able to force 14 turnovers by the Heat and had just three of their own all game. In addition, those unsung heroes seemed to step up at just the right time, including Kaminsky, a player the coach later admitted was utilized differently thanks to advice from NBA Hall of Fame stars Michael Jordan and Patrick Ewing.
Odds makers have Charlotte as favorites once again for this game, but the point spread is just two points in their favor. On the moneyline, the Hornets are priced as slight -130 favorites, with Miami a +110 underdog. The over/under points total is at 196 points for the complete game. Future odds continue to list Miami as among the top six teams to win the NBA Finals, with odds of 60 to 1, while the Hornets have moved to 500 to 1 odds to win it all. They were at 1000 to 1 odds prior to their most recent victory on their home court.
Monday’s Heat vs. Hornets game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage of this game is exclusively available on NBA TV. For live streaming online coverage, viewers will need to have an NBA League Pass subscription which includes playoff games, or a cable or satellite account that includes NBA TV and offers online streaming of channels. For live audio coverage, Sirius XM Satellite Radio listeners can hear Charlotte coverage via channel Internet channel 895 and Miami coverage on channel 145 starting at 7 p.m. ET Monday night.