D. Wade makes a monstrous recovery as the ball flies out-of-bounds in the corner. Wade dives out-of-bounds, catches the ball in the air and throws it back into the court, without touching the floor out-of-bounds. Way to go Wade. (6-2). Wade goes up to the rim but gets hit by the butt of Sanders, then goes down. The team advances to the other end but, D. Wade remains on the floor. He’s not moving. Tragil must be having a fit, her baby brother is down; and Gabrielle Union is probably gagging, her star is not moving. Zaire and Zion are frozen along with their dad. But that does not compare to the thousands of fans who are holding their mouth. You’ve got to get up D. Wade. The game comes to a halt, but fans around the work start running for their over night bags cause they promised, “Ain’t no mountain high, ain’t no valley low, to keep me from getting to you. If you ever need a helping hand, I’ll be there in a hurry, just as fast as I can.” But we’re in Miami, thousands of miles away. Not to worry, fans in Chi Town and Marquette head for the bus, Gus, making new plans, Stan.
For seven long minutes while Wade is in the locker room the Heat steps up their game and holds the fort down without Wade. Chris Bosh # 1 hits a triple with ease. Mario Chalmers # 15 with a spin, then Ray. Allen # 34 hits a 20-footer. Bosh comes back with a 20-footer. 14-10. LeBron James # 6 spins and turns to score. LeBron backs in creating space between him and #6 allowing him to score. Chalmers hits 3 (24-19) (Q1 1:40). LeBron shoots over # 6. The Bucks hit 3 to take the lead. At the end of Q 1 Miami is down a point 26-27.
Q2 LeBron on the move to the rim then passes to Ray Allen for 3 (32-27). LeBron races down court to slam down a one-handed dunk, that puts the Heat up 5. The world goes back to normal when D Wade steps back on the court and returns to the game with an even score (34-34 Q2 7:37). Wade looks fine, drawing a foul as he weaves his way through the paint like a sewing machine. Wade takes it to the rim. Then Bosh gets fired up scoring (42-36, 3:22), then again to give Miami a 44-36 lead. Mario Chalmers takes the ball away from Eran LLyasova # 7 and gets the ball back to the rim plus a shot at the line for a technical. Half-time Heat goes to locker room up 51-42.
Q3 Heat is still fired up. Bosh hits 3 from the corner (54-42). LeBron coming in for a landing but runs out of runway, races for the ball up on the table and into the stands. Then LeBron throws a long pass to Chalmers who throws it to Wade for a slam (59-47). After that Wade assists Bosh for 2. (61-49). Bosh hits another 3 to advance Miami’s lead 63-51. Bosh hits another 3 (66-53), plus one at the line. That gives Bosh 26 points. Udonis Haslem # 40 fights for a rebound. Wade gallops down the floor, throws his arm up and slams in the basket (71-57). 5:14 Q3. Chris Anderson,” a/k/a/Birdman” looking like he was locked in a closet in his childhood with a colorful parrot and a peacock, screaming, “Let me out,” sores on reverse and gets fouled. Wade steals then races down to the rim with his side kick LeBron following on a parallel track, for a slam dunk with a capital D (78-63). J.J. Redick # 5 hits 3, but Shane Battier responds with 3 (81-66). Wade’s in and out, get’s cleaned up by LeBron. The race is on, side kicks Wade and LeBron race side by side, in tandem, going to a go-go, the tag team does a show to slam dunk, while the Heat coaches on the bench reflect proudly in shades of purple (84-68). End of Q3 Heat is up 84-68.
A foul sends LeBron to the floor. 4Q 10:03. Battier goes to the rim but ends up at the line (85-75). Battier hits 3 (88-79, 8:18). Norris Cole # 30 strips the ball, allowing Wade to hustle towards the Heat rim (88-79). LeBron hooks his 28th point (90-79). Wade runs into the paint and around IIyasova to make it to the rim (92-81). The fans are stone cold quiet (5;42). Norris Cole hits 3 to put the Heat up 14 95-81. Battier races to the rim. Brandon Jennings # 3 hits 3 to cut the Heat’s lead to 9 (97-88). Battier’s block is taken to the rim by Bosh (99-88 2:52). LeBron gets fouled by Larry Sanders # 8 with such a ruckus that Larry (without emotional intelligence) gets ejected from the game (99-88). Ray Allen gets 2 shots for Sanders’ eject. What kind of sense does that make? How good can you be if you can’t control your emotions? Part of being a superstar includes knowing when to hold them and when to fold them.
LeBron at the line puts Heat up 103-88 with 2:32 remaining in Q4. Allen for three from the corner – Wade cleans up at the rim (105-92). LeBron hits 3 to advance the score 107-92 with a minute remaining. This is the 13th time the Heat scores over 100. The Heat with a final score 107-94, wins 21 straight games.
This Bird can fly in reverse.