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Tuesday, November 21st (All times eastern)

Miami Heat (4-5) at New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (7-3), 8 p.m.

(Sports Network) - The defending world champion Miami Heat play the middle contest of a three-game road trip, as they visit the streaking New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets at the Ford Center.

On Saturday, Dwyane Wade scored 37 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out nine assists to lead Heat to a 93-88 overtime victory over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena.

Udonis Haslem scored 21 points and grabbed 17 boards in the win over Atlanta for the Heat, who halted a three-game losing streak and did it without the services of All-Star center Shaquille O' Neal.

O' Neal is expected to miss four to six weeks with an injured left knee. He underwent surgery on the knee on Monday.

The Heat are 2-1 on the road this season. They will visit Tim Duncan and the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday at the AT&T Center.

New Orleans/Oklahoma City hopes to continue its sold start to the new season. The Hornets try to extend their winning streak to four games.

Chris Paul scored 35 points, but it was Peja Stojakovic who was the hero, as he hit a three-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to lift the Hornets to a thrilling 99-96 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday at the Target Center.

Stojakovic was 9-for-17 from the field and ended with 20 points in the win over Minnesota, while Desmond Mason netted 10 in the victory.

The Hornets are a perfect 3-0 as the host this season.

Miami has lost eight of 10 and 12 of its last 16 at the Hornets. The teams will meet on December 18th at AmericanAirlines Arena for the second and final time this season.

11/21 10:43:14 ET


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