Watch 18-0 run that won Charlotte first playoff game in nearly 14 years


It’s been a long, long 14-year playoff win drought in Charlotte — in part because the old team moved to New Orleans, so an expansion team was brought in — but that ended on Saturday night with a win over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of their first-round series.

It happened because of this 18-0 run in the third quarter.

The game had been fairly close until that point, but Kemba Walker and Jeremy Lin helped spark the run that made this a series again — 2-1 Miami, with Game 4 Monday in Charlotte. We’ll see if Miami can squelch any runs in that game.