Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum will miss rest of the first-round series against the Miami Heat due to left ankle injury. Considering how good and versatile he is, the Hornets will surely miss his presence, and they have to win game 3 or they will be most likely lose the series.
Batum is averaging 16.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in the series and the Hornets are down 0-2 against the Heat. Even with Batum playing, Miami won the first two games of the series by a big margin. The Hornets will however play the next two games on their home court, and if they win the next game, the series will be more interesting.