This time not so lucky. It was a cloudy day in Oklahoma for the Heat. Kevin Durant # 35 hits his 91st triple of the season in the first quarter with 5:11 remaining. Then he hits again. Dewayne Wade # 3 draws a charge on Russel Westbrook # 0 but an offensive foul sends the ball back. (Derek Fisher # 37 to James Haden # 13 hits 3 (20-21). Center, Kendrick Perkins # 5 with 8 points. Miami squeezes a lead 26-25, but a turnover changes that. Wade gets hit in the shoulder. Harden gets to the rim and draws a foul on Udonis Haslem # 40. Wade’s pass to LeBron gets picked off but LeBron puts a stop to that (40-47). Two steals and a break-away puts the Thunder up 42-55. Bosh steals, but Harden guns him down, LeBron James to the rescue to clean up the mess at the line; it gets ugly. Heat trails at half time 49-60. With the Heat running out of fuel, the Thunder is on fire. Bosh for 2 brings the Heat within 9. But a pass from Westbrook to Durant sends him in for a slam. The Heat’s 16th turnover advances the Thunder 15 points ahead. It’s raining 3′s. D. Wade hits 3 (58-70), then a second triple (61-77), then Durant hits a triple (61-75) and Mario Chalmers responds with 3 (64-75). Win or lose the shot of the night is D. Wade’s shot from the back court as the shot clock goes off. The Heat shooting 51 percent, 39 percent from the free-throw line goes down to the Thunder 87-103.
“Duke lost to Lee who? I didn’t know they had a basketball team.”
Notre Dame gone. Duke gone. Missouri gone. Who would have thought that two prestigious # 2 seeds would be ousted by tiny Norfolk State and Leigh University, number 15 seeds that made it through the door then came busting in and crashed the party. “Let me in.” With no glitzy uniforms and not the best sneakers they hung around. “Is that your best shot? Ha, I thought you had something. Get to stepping.”
The Miami Heat can make up its last three losses but not Duke. They will be at home watching the NCAA with me.
The Miami Heat needed some magic to win last night’s game. Heat fans were pulling their hair out, throwing things at the television, kicking the dog across the room. One tried to jump out the window. One was nearly bald-headed by the end of the game. Can’t understand why the Heat’s magic 3-point shooter James Jones, stayed on the bench most of the game.
We feel you D. Wade and LeBron.
The Atlanta Hawks gave it their best shot, but the Miami Heat played on all cylinders to squeeze 1 hook over the Hawks 89-86. It was a thriller.
We won the game 108-78, but all I wanna know is how is D. Wade? He went down for the count at half-time and didn’t resurface.
We have to give it to Kobe this Sunday afternoon, he came to win and he did 83-93.
As we celebrate Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game, tonight, LeBron James # 6 comes out like a flying force to start the night with a dunk (4-6). Shane Battier strolls out hitting triples. Dewayne Wade # 3 is kneeling at the baseline in the first quarter after turning his right ankle but you can’t keep a good man down, he comes back splitting two defenders and goes to the line. Check out that behind the back pass (29-33) LeBron sets up for Joel Anthony # 50 to hit a dunk (71-78). Way to go. Although the Heat did not pull it off, it was LeBron’s night as he worked his little heart out to bring the Heat from 18 points down to tie the score at 88-88. He went on hitting triples, rebounding and scoring with an attitude, “I came to win.” Even thought the Heat missed it by one point, LeBron kept the rest of the team upbeat in Chris Bosh‘ absence. We feel you Bron.
It was Kevin Durant’s night with a 38-point win over the Orlando Magic.
The Heat blazes a win over Portland 107-93.