Julius Peppers

Wade, Heat force Game 7 with 97-90 win over Hornets

Dwyane Wade hadn't made a 3-point shot since December, enduring a streak of 22 consecutive misses.

That all changed on Friday night with Miami's season on the line.

The 34-year-old star hit both 3-pointers he attempted, including a big one with 46 seconds left, finishing with 23 points as the Heat beat the Charlotte Hornets 97-90 to force a decisive game in the first-round series.

"If we were going to lose, I was going to go out shooting it tonight," Wade said.

Wade scored 10 points in the fourth quarter, including two 3s. He said he was "itching" to get some 3-point shots off after attempting just one in the series.

"Once I...