NBA Playoffs: When is Heat vs. Hornets Game 3?


A look at when you can catch Heat vs. Hornets Game 3 in the 2016 NBA Playoffs

The Charlotte Hornets have to thanking some higher power that their series in the 2016 NBA Playoffs with the Miami Heat is now heading to Time Warner Cable Arena in the Queen City for Game 3 after what they’ve experienced in the first two games of the year.

Coming into Game 2 on Wednesday night against the Heat in American Airlines Arena, Charlotte had to be just hoping to save face after how they were embarrassed in the first game of the series. In that Game 1, the Hornets were beaten into the ground and then into submission by the Heat as they latter looked 100 percent ready and focused in the 2016 NBA Playoffs while Charlotte shrunk in the spotlight.

Though they may not have picked up the win, the Hornets definitely didn’t disappear in Game 2 of these NBA Playoffs as they put up a valiant effort from the opening tip all the way until the final buzzer against the Heat. The home team prevailed in the end, but Charlotte looked much more capable of competing than they did coming out of the first game.

Now fans have to be wondering how the series moving to Charlotte for Game 3 is going to affect this series moving forward. Will the Heat’s experience in the NBA Playoffs continue to be too much or will the Hornets in their home arena be the ones in control of things? It’s a storyline and narrative that fans won’t want to miss playing out.

So you don’t miss it, you may be wondering when Game 3 of this series will go down. The answer is that there will be another large-ish wait as the Heat and Hornets don’t play again until Saturday afternoon at 5:30 p.m. ET where the game will be broadcast on TNT. Though it’s a wait, you won’t want to miss the action then.

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