Walker drops 34, Hornets defeat Heat 89-85 to even series

Charlotte Hornets' Courtney Lee (1) celebrates with Kemba Walker (15) during the second half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball playoffs first-round series against the Charlotte Hornets in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, April 25, 2016. The Hornets won 89-85. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kemba Walker scored a playoff career-high 34 points, Jeremy Lin added 21 and the Charlotte Hornets beat the Miami Heat 89-85 on Monday night to even their first-round series at 2-2.

Walker scored 11 straight Charlotte points in the fourth quarter after Miami had cut the lead to two with 6:07 left. Courtney Lee sank two free throws with 4.6 seconds left after being fouled on an offensive rebound to seal the win.

Lee finished with 11 points and helped hold Dwyane Wade to 12 points on 4-of-11 shooting.

Game 5 is Wednesday night in Miami.

Joe Johnson led Miami with 16 points, while Luol Deng had 15.

Charlotte dominated in the paint for the second straight game, outscoring Miami 44-30.

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