May 4, 2004 6:54 AM


Second round playoffs


Hornets (+5) at Heat: Series dominated by the home team and we don’t see anything changing in Game 7. Miami a different team at home, feeding off raucous crowd. Rookie Dwyane Wade has been great and team speed will prevail over Hornets muscle. MIAMI.

T’wolves (-5½) at Kings: Sac may come in overconfident in Game 1. Look for KG and Wolves to send an early message to the Kings. MINNESOTA.

Last week: 1-1

Season: 32-22


Second round playoffs

Game 6

Flyers at Maple Leafs: Toronto has showed a lot of guts against Ottawa and Philly, but time is up. The Flyers bounced back strong in Game 5 after two losses in Toronto. Jeremy Roenick will not be denied. PHILADELPHIA.

Sharks at Avalanche: San Jose is feeling the apple tighten in its throat after seeing 3-0 series edge cut to 3-2. Joe Sakic has kept Avs alive. We can see another win in Denver to force Game 7. COLORADO.

Last week: 2-0

Season: 27-27.