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Olynyk's late FT after disputed foul helps Heat stun Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Kelly Olynyk thought he was fouled. Dwight Howard clearly disagreed.

Charlotte coach Steve Clifford was more concerned about the way his Hornets ''butchered'' the fourth quarter.

Olynyk scored 14 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a free throw with 0.2 seconds left following Howard's disputed foul, to help the Miami Heat erase a five-point deficit in the final 34 seconds and stun Charlotte 106-105 on Saturday night.

The foul came after Charlotte's Kemba Walker missed on a drive to the basket. Olynyk grabbed the rebound and drove the length of the floor, and Howard appeared to hook Olynyk's right arm on the way to the basket just as Olynyk started to lose control of the ball. Olynyk fell to the ground as the whistle blew, enraging the home crowd.

Olynyk missed the first free throw, but calmly made the second to give the Heat the lead.

Charlotte's inbound heave was deflected away as time expired.

''He had already lost the ball and was falling before I even pushed him,'' Howard said. ''I just thought that it was something that shouldn't have been called at that point in the game. They should have just let the clock run out and let the teams duel it out in overtime.''

Olynyk saw it a little different.

''We were just trying to push the ball and make a play and they fouled,'' Olynyk said.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said his team has worked on that scenario in practice with his point guards, but never with the 7-foot Olynyk.

''I think it surprised them,'' Spoelstra said.

The crowd stood shouting and booing as officials left the floor.

Clifford was more upset by the fourth-quarter collapse. He called out his team for a ''total lack of concentration, intensity and technique'' in his opening statement following the game.

Wayne Ellington had 26 points on six 3-pointers and Joe Johnson added 22 points for the Heat.

Nic Batum scored a season-high 26 points and Walker had 22 for Charlotte, which had a two-game winning streak snapped. Howard had 14 points and 15 rebounds.

With Miami trailing 105-100, Johnson got free for a dunk. The Hornets inbounded the ball to Batum, but Josh Richardson stripped the ball and passed it to Johnson, who knocked down a 3-pointer from the wing to tie it.

''I didn't see him,'' Batum said. ''I was facing the (inbounder) and he came in from behind. I had no idea he was behind me. I barely touched the ball. ... I don't have eyes in the back of my head.''

The Hornets trailed by eight in the third quarter before Batum got hot. The French shooting guard scored 14 points during a 16-6 run to give the Hornets their first lead since 2-0.

Charlotte stretched the lead to 10, outscoring the Heat 35-17 in the third quarter.

''They just lit us up,'' Spoelstra said. ''It looked a lot like last night. Guys took ownership of it. Our defensive intensity in the fourth quarter was the best part and the most consistent part of it during the game.''

Down 10 to start the fourth quarter, Olynyk made three 3-pointers to help cut the lead to three.

TIP-INS

Heat: Goran Dragic sat out with a bruised knee. ... The Heat shot 51 percent from the field in the first half to build a 57-48 lead.

Hornets: Howard had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Hornets.

UP NEXT

Heat: Wrap up a five-game road trip on Monday night at Houston.

Hornets: Host Sacramento on Monday night.

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Key Players
H. Whiteside
21 C
K. Walker
15 PG
34.5 Min. Per Game 34.5
21.7 Pts. Per Game 21.7
5.8 Ast. Per Game 5.8
3.4 Reb. Per Game 3.4
56.0 Field Goal % 42.3
56.3 Three Point % 42.1
73.4 Free Throw % 84.8
  Full timeout called 0:00
+ 1 Kelly Olynyk made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:00
  Kelly Olynyk missed 1st of 2 free throws 0:00
  Team rebound 0:00
  Personal foul on Dwight Howard 0:00
  Defensive rebound by Kelly Olynyk 0:03
  Kemba Walker missed fade-away jump shot 0:05
  Team rebound 0:21
  Kemba Walker missed driving layup 0:21
+ 3 James Johnson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Richardson 0:30
  Lost ball turnover on Nicolas Batum, stolen by Josh Richardson 0:32
Team Stats
Points 106 105
Field Goals 43-87 (49.4%) 41-90 (45.6%)
3-Pointers 13-28 (46.4%) 7-27 (25.9%)
Free Throws 7-12 (58.3%) 16-21 (76.2%)
Total Rebounds 52 51
Offensive 8 8
Defensive 39 35
Team 5 8
Assists 28 22
Steals 5 9
Blocks 6 8
Turnovers 14 7
Fouls 17 12
Technicals 0 0
22 PTS, 6 REB, 7 AST
22 PTS, 3 REB, 7 AST
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away team logo Heat 27-19 31261633106
home team logo Hornets 18-26 27213522105
Team Stats
away team logo Heat 27-19 103.4 PPG 41 RPG 23.8 APG
home team logo Hornets 18-26 PPG RPG APG
Key Players
W. Ellington SG 11.2 PPG 2.8 RPG 1.0 APG 40.7 FG%
N. Batum SF 11.6 PPG 4.8 RPG 5.5 APG 41.5 FG%
Top Scorers
W. Ellington SG 26 PTS 0 REB 3 AST
N. Batum SF 26 PTS 3 REB 6 AST
49.4 FG% 45.6
46.4 3PT FG% 25.9
58.3 FT% 76.2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Ellington 36 26 0 3 1 0 1 0 10/15 6/10 0/2 0 0 32 -2
J. Johnson 29 22 6 7 0 0 3 3 9/12 1/2 3/4 1 5 39 +10
J. Richardson 36 17 3 5 1 2 3 3 7/20 1/3 2/2 0 3 30 +9
H. Whiteside 24 10 14 3 0 0 1 3 5/10 0/0 0/0 1 13 29 -7
D. Jones Jr. 20 3 4 1 0 2 2 2 1/2 0/1 1/2 2 2 9 0
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
W. Ellington 36 26 0 3 1 0 1 0 10/15 6/10 0/2 0 0 32 -2
J. Johnson 29 22 6 7 0 0 3 3 9/12 1/2 3/4 1 5 39 +10
J. Richardson 36 17 3 5 1 2 3 3 7/20 1/3 2/2 0 3 30 +9
H. Whiteside 24 10 14 3 0 0 1 3 5/10 0/0 0/0 1 13 29 -7
D. Jones Jr. 20 3 4 1 0 2 2 2 1/2 0/1 1/2 2 2 9 0
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Olynyk 24 16 10 3 0 0 1 1 6/17 3/8 1/2 1 9 31 +1
B. Adebayo 23 6 5 5 2 1 1 1 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 3 23 +8
J. Winslow 25 3 3 0 1 1 2 3 1/4 1/1 0/0 0 3 6 -13
D. Walton 20 3 2 1 0 0 0 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 1 7 -1
G. Dragic - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Waiters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Hammons - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. McGruder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mickey - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Johnson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. White - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
U. Haslem - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 237 106 47 28 5 6 14 17 43/87 13/28 7/12 8 39 206 +5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
N. Batum 33 26 3 6 3 0 4 1 8/12 1/2 9/10 1 2 40 +3
K. Walker 36 22 3 7 3 0 1 3 10/25 1/8 1/2 0 3 41 +1
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 27 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 6/10 0/0 2/2 0 1 16 -8
D. Howard 35 14 15 1 1 3 0 2 6/8 0/0 2/5 3 12 35 -2
M. Williams 27 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0/5 0/4 0/0 0 2 7 -10
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
N. Batum 33 26 3 6 3 0 4 1 8/12 1/2 9/10 1 2 40 +3
K. Walker 36 22 3 7 3 0 1 3 10/25 1/8 1/2 0 3 41 +1
M. Kidd-Gilchrist 27 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 6/10 0/0 2/2 0 1 16 -8
D. Howard 35 14 15 1 1 3 0 2 6/8 0/0 2/5 3 12 35 -2
M. Williams 27 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0/5 0/4 0/0 0 2 7 -10
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
F. Kaminsky 20 12 3 2 1 2 1 0 4/8 2/5 2/2 1 2 21 +9
J. Lamb 20 9 10 3 0 1 1 0 4/13 1/4 0/0 2 8 25 +7
J. O'Bryant 12 5 4 0 0 1 0 2 2/4 1/2 0/0 1 3 10 +1
T. Graham 14 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/1 0/0 0 0 3 -4
M. Carter-Williams 11 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 0 2 4 -2
J. Stone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Paige - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Mathiang - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Zeller - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Bacon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Monk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 235 105 43 22 9 8 7 12 41/90 7/27 16/21 8 35 202 -5