Sharp shooter Chris Bosh# 1 puts Miami on the score board with authority, then takes back Miami’s lead at 13-12. Mike Miller # 13 throws down a 3rd triple 19-18. Norris Cole #30 hits 3 to put Miami up 22-20. Chris Anderson a/k/a Birdman, who tonight looks like an iguana, lizard, reptile, as he bounces without wings to the rim. Shane Battier # 31 sneaks into the rim. Cole’s pass to Miller gives Miller a 4th triple. Norris comes back with 2 (43-39). Miami goes into half-time up 3 (48-45), but after half-time Mike Miller gets high. He sails three more three’s for a total of 7 triples and ends with 26 points. The Heat sails smoothly to its 59th win (89-79).
Indiana’s starting lineup including Roy Hillbert # 55, George Hill # 3, Danny Granger # 33, and Lance Stephenson # 1, start the game with some authority at times taking a 7-point lead over Miami. But Miami’s Lebron James # 6, Chris Bosh # 1, Dwyane Wade # 3, Mario Chalmers # 15 and Ray Allen # 34 came prepared.
Q1 LeBron runs in with a reverse lay-up (16-24). That angers the Pacers and LeBron takes a right hook smack in the chin, the elbow knocks his head backwards, but he stays grounded with two feet firmly planted on the floor, maintaining his balance (16-26).
Ray Allen goes for 2. He misses but gets the rebound. Q1 1:35 (18-26). That should have been an offensive foul on Stephenson not a foul on Chris Andersen “Birdman” # 11. Allen goes under the rim with 42 seconds. Paul George # 24 is on LeBron’s back side like a dog in heat. (20-28). LeBron bounce passes to Ray Allen, who uses his back side as defense and his front side as offense. Jumping back with his backside, he gains some space between himself and the defender, then does a left turn reverse and lift-off to the rim. (Q2 20-30). LeBron makes a quick turnaround to back off the defense. “Get back, Jack” (23-34). Joel Anthony’s tight defense shuts down Ian Mahinmi # 28. George trips LeBron. Now Ray Allen is on George. Battier, chest to chest, pushes out Ian Mahinmi. Joel sets the screen allowing Wade to do what he does with a mid range jump shot – go for 2. Joel Anthony is defending with hands up and arms waving.
David West # 21 receives the ball to his far right with Shane Battier on him like white on rice. Some good defense but one too many pushes adds a second foul on Battier and sends West to the line with a 6-point opportunity. Allen throws down 3. (33-39). Wade steals but Johnson # 11 claws a foul.
Shooting 56 percent, Wade skips into the paint for 2, with LeBron out of the game (33-41 Q2 6:38). Chalmers gets inside the lion’s den, but steps across the base line. Well, he still gets his 2 at the line. We’ll take that. Hey Ref, you overlooked that shuffle by # 11. That was a travel. Allen hits a smooth 3, unfortunately it’s after a 3-second violation call against Indiana. So Allen goes to the line for 2 (37-44). A near steal by Joel Anthony sends the ball out-of-bounds. With arms and legs spread wide, Bosh blocks the entire paint. No one gets through. Only after Bosh gives up his position and stance does Indiana get to the rim. Chalmers motorcycles in to the paint so fast, he’s in the blind spot of the defense. Wade’s tight defense helps to evaporate the shot clock before Indiana can shoot (44-50). Indiana’s game play is to keep the ball from LeBron James, but D. Wade fills in (44-52). Joel Anthony goes up in the air to protect the basket.
The game is turning into a dog fight, Hibbert # 55 holds Joel Anthony, West # 21 hits LeBron in the chin, again. “Okay, that’s the way you want to play,” LeBron says, “I’ve got something for you”, he looks down into his soul, then looks up to the rim with determination and starts down the path on his way into the paint with 4 cougars in yellow staring down his throat. Looks never hurt anyone, especially not LeBron, he hammers it in. “Take that.” Half time Miami Heat is smoking ahead by 10. (46-56).
Q3 Turning up the heat as necessary, LeBron gets physical with Stephensen and Hibbert hammering down on him, LeBron takes flight in American Airlines Arena, going up in altitude he finds the rim (53-66). Bosh gets a steal but gets knocked down. Indiana’s West and George try to take him out (53-68). He goes down sending the team in a huddle. LeBron hits 3 to beat the shot clock. Chalmers steals then hits 3 for a 20 point lead (53-73). Heat has outscored the Pacers 35 to 9 (6:59 Q3). Udonis Haslem jumps and stretches for the rebound. Stephenson fouls Wade.
Joel Anthony goes down with a flip. George Hill fouls Wade. Can they do it? The question lingers. Both teams need to close this deal. The Heat needs to maintain its 18 game winning streak. The Pacers need to gain a lead over the New York Knicks.
Stephenson # 1 goes down and is slow getting up (56-79 Q3). Juwan Howard # 5 of fab 5 is looking good in his lavender shirt and suit on the sidelines; almost looking as good as Eric Reid in his dapper-dan lavender shirt and suit. Thank you Refs for not ruling a flagrant, but a common fowl on Shane Battier. Haslem picks up a 3rd foul sending David West to the line. Allen stumbles in the paint he goes down the ball goes the other way (62-79).
Chris Anderson with birds and flowers adds color stomping through the paint. Stephenson # 1 drives in from the corner. Birdman bounces in the paint ready for the rebound but the ball goes in. Wade goes down. The Heat has gained 21 points off 14 Indiana turnovers. LeBron chases down Paul George. What had been a Heat 23 point lead against Indiana evaporates down to 14 by the end of Q3.
On Wade’s 4th steal, he sends a pass around the body of the defender to Birdman (Q4 67-79). That sends Indiana’s Coach berserk. He gets a technical. Wade’s 5th steal sends the score up 67-84 (10:28 Q4). Wade is sweating and chewing gum, scars all over his shoulders; could be passion marks or the remnants of being knifed up in the jungle by NBA defenders. Bosh hits his 18th point over Hibbert. Allen gets a 3rd foul. Andersen is the clean up man. Bosh is open for a jammer with 8:57 left in Q4. Fans are screaming like crazy. Wade gets fouled after the whistle but did you see the play after the whistle. Andersen’s reverse backwards lay-up slam. The bird took flight. He’s our man. (74-90) Bosh has to shoot to beat the clock. Leave it to Bosh, he cleans up ( 77-92). Bosh is forced to hit a bucket (80-94) Hibbert over Bosh and Andersen 82-94. Chalmers runs in but gets grabbed like “Can I have his dance?” That sends him twirling around (82-95). Good deflection off West. Heat ball. (82-96 5:04). Chalmers goes in and nearly gets ambushed but Wade cleans up (82-100). Another steal by Wade puts him one steal away from his season high. The Miami Heat forces 18 turnovers. Miami is up by 16 with 3 min remaining, they turn up the Heat. LeBron out-jumps # 1. Chalmers for 3 (84-105 2:34). Now the Heat is up 21 with 2:25. Wade and LeBron leave the court allowing the bench to get some airtime. With Chalmers’ 26 points, Bosh’s 24 points, D.Wade’s 23 points, and LeBron’s 13 points, the Miami Heat emerges with a final score of 91- 105 and a victory over all their other 21 opponents. The Heat and Denver hold the best record at home with 28 wins and 3 loses. Only 21 more games in the regular season.
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On Friday, the S & P closed at the best level since December 2007, at 1466. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up to 13435 and the NASDAQ closed up a little over 1 point at 3101. Friday at the American Airlines Arena in Miami was bullish also when the Chicago Bulls took on the Miami Heat
In Q1 Carlos Boozer # 5 tried to ram a shot to the rim, but LeBron James # 6 put a stop to that. In the process, LeBron took a jab to the collar-bone. We feel your pain. At the other end, Dwayne Wade # 3 rhythmically staggers from right to left into the paint then sends the ball out to Mario Chalmers for 3 (12-18). Rip Hamilton # 32 responds with 2. D. Wade strikes again (14-20). Joakim Noah # 13 takes a shot and doesn’t get the basket but keeps his focus and gets the offensive rebound. LeBron delivers to the rim despite a defender coming over his shoulder. With tight defense, Joel Anthony # 50 gets the ball in just in time. At the end of Q1 Boozer is dominating the paint. Statistics show a bearish night for the Heat on rebounds. Chicago takes a 4-point lead at the end of Q1 (26-22).
Ray Allen # 34 fires up 2 to start Q2, then Norris Cole # 30 brings in energy and ups the ante to even the score. (26-26), but the fast ball movement throws off their rhythm. Chris Bosh # 1, who has shot at 55 percent this season is in the cage with Boozer, a maniac for gobbling up rebounds from any and everyone. Cole is bringing it, with 6 points and 2 rebounds in 6 minutes and the Bulls 8th turnover. The Heat sneaks a lead (34-39). A catch by Bosh sends him flying to the rim and its good. (34-41) Whoooo. Nate Robinson # 2 flies towards the rim but LeBron comes out of a blind spot, somewhere in the East Wing and catches the ball in the air sending it the other way, “don’t bring that in our house.” In the market timing is everything. Buy low and sell high. The Heat goes through a bearish streak buying and selling at the wrong time, resulting in a failure to capitalize on opportunity even with Chicago’s turn overs and the Heat’s 3-point lead. 42-45 Q2 2:03. LeBron fades over Luol Deng with one leg and hits 2 45-48, but Jimmy Butler # 21 comes back and responds with 3 to give Chicago a 1-point lead at half-time. (49-48).
In Q3 the Heat is down 3 (59-56) with 7:30 remaining, but buzy traffic on the one-way street where LeBron is travelling gets over crowded when Mario Chalmers #15 passes in the same lane and lands LeBron in the lap of Bulls Coach Thibodeau.
Haslem hits 2 points to narrow the Bulls lead to 5. (68-63). LeBron sends a pass to Wade and Wade quickly sends it back high above the rim but LeBron climbs up to the stratosphere, with his chin to the rim and one arm pointing to the heavens, then slams it in. (Q3 2:59. 70-65). As Q3 comes to an end, Boozer, determined to get the ball from Battier, sends Battier to the floor then literally dives on top of Battier, to grab the ball. Q 3 ends with the Heat trailing (75-66).
Q4 The Bulls are running wild through the streets but they overstep the boundaries of fair play when Noah fouls LeBron by grabbing him around the neck; that gets a flagrant 1 called. (75-68). Bosh takes charge and puts a stop to Gibson’s slam. 9:38
Working so hard on defense, the Heat’s offense is off. 79-72 . Ray Allen comes in and hits a much-needed 3 (91-85) with 1:35 remaining, but the basket does not count. The Heat goes down with its third home game 96-89.
The Heat’s inconsistent energy in its last few games has sent the team and fans on a wild roller coaster ride. After a bad first quarter against the Pistons that sent them down 17-31, the Heat came back in Q2 to take a 15 point lead, but lost its lead by half-time. In the second half LeBron James disintegrated the Pistons lead from 15 to 4 (77-81), but the Heat’s energy went down again.
A day later in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Heat’s defense and offense were slow and sluggish against the fast pace movement and tight defense of the Bucks’ arms and legs flying. When Bosh fouled (62-60), the Heat was hustling like it never worked so hard. Watching the game made me wonder what had drained the Heat’s energy. The Heat never recovered, with excessive turnovers it went down 85-104.
On New Year’s Eve the Miami Heat won against the Orlando Magic but energy was very much lacking. After making it through the New Years Eve crowds at Bayside and trying to handle the thousands on South Beach then watching the end of the Heat’s midnight game, I had no energy to help my team in the court-side chat. All I could do was go to bed. I fell asleep with an uneasy knowing this was not the normal Heat. When I woke up on New Year’s day and went out for exercise and fresh air, the answer came.
The two topics did not seem related but a green light within said go. When my spirit says go, I have learned to follow that path, especially since one of my New Year’s resolutions was to achieve something meaningful in 2013. Outside in nature, I saw what that looks like and how that New Year’s resolution will happen. Sometimes I don’t know how something will happen but being led by the power of the spirit, I have learned to follow it’s guidance.
Enjoying the fresh air of this brand new year I saw the content for a book and a movie. This movie is about how the spirits of two very powerful men meet. One was a powerful defense lawyer from the West. The other a powerful senator from the East. One was black the other was white. Their young lives had very few similarities. What they had in common was how they died. Their names were Johnnie Cochran and Edward Kennedy. Now they are on the other side discussing how it happened.
A powerful resource of 2013 will be energy, the kind of energy that comes
from within. Analyzing the Heat’s energy helped me to know that this movie will materialize. I know from miracles in my past that when you speak something into existence you do not worry how it will happen you just know that it will happen. Having said that, if you would like to work with me on a movie, feel free to contact me, you may be an angel sent from above.
Coach Spoelstra, for more on the Heat’s energy, hope you got the memo.
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Happy New Years to everyone. Discover a new talent this year, do something well, but most of all live healthy and happy.
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After the Heat’s win against Atlanta energy in the world started going down hill. Two days later the Heat lost in a close race to the Golden State Warriors 97-95. Losing, whether in sports or other areas of life, depletes my energy. More of my energy was lost that week when a friend was rushed to emergency. Sometimes in life we have to step off the treadmill to deal with life. Later that same week while still sitting in the hospital sympathizing with a friend, I watched as 20 children and six adults in Connecticut said, “Good Night Moon,” because one child fell through the cracks in America. I sat experiencing near-death anxiety because, though miles away, anyone of those people in Connecticut or the person in the hospital bed right next to me could have been me. Parents held their children a little closer that night, not because of the holidays, but because of the piercing pain. The pain of love-sick, heart-broken troubled souls spreading throughout the world. Now, I hear, “The schools need more security.” Lord, my soul looks back and wonders about the leaders in charge today.” One troubled child needed help, why didn’t you hear him crying? Because of one troubled child many more people now walk around needing something to lift their spirits. What can be said of leaders who see the solution as more security to patrol the schools. What, “Are you deaf?” Can’t you hear your children crying for help. Adding more security to a school, what does that do to help a troubled child? How can you be so insensitive? “You are going to wake up one day and find your old self dead.” The child that needs help could be your child. What a child needs first is someone to listen. Caring teachers are no longer found in the schools because the leaders, the administrators of too many institutions have their hands in the cookie jar. I wanted to shout. I couldn’t write because I might have written something politically incorrect. When you are in pain sometimes you lash out, not meaning to hurt anyone, just wanting to stop your own pain. Maybe Adam Lanza in Connecticut needed to stop his own pain. Right now I am laboring because I need help, upgrading my blog. I find it hard to imagine ”real problems” people are facing. People right next to you on a subway, in an elevator, or in a movie theatre. The cold war ended abroad but apparently not with some leaders in America, those that refuse to reach out and touch somebody’s heart. My soul looks back and wonders how they got over.
In Q1 3:23 Norris Cole, Ray Allen and LeBron James put on a show to advance Miami Heat over the Atlanta Hawks (18-19) (18-21). Norris Cole shoots 3 to give Miami a 3 point lead seconds before the end of Q1. Atlanta responds with 3. LeBron uses his basketball IQ to freeze the time on the shot clock, then races the ball to the rim in 4 seconds to give Miami a lead at the end of Q1.
In Q2 Mike Miller shoots the ball in the air towards the rim with LeBron closer to the rim flying in the air towards the ball and guides it into the hoop (41-44). That takes timing, agility, and skill. Dwyane Wade hits a triple to advance the Heat over the Hawks (47-48). The Heat ball is headed out-of-bounds, when the official standing on the court jumps to avoid touching the ball, Mario Chalmers hustles pass the official to save the ball, then passes to LeBron for 2 (49-50). What a great save by Chalmers. At half time LeBron leads scoring with 16 points, shooting 64 percent. Heat lead by 2.
Q3 8:23 D Wade hits 2 to tie the score 65-65. LeBron gallops down the floor to the rim with Hawks on each wing, but LeBron navigates a smooth landing at the rim. Wade throws a jumper for 2 at the line. 65-69. With 9 seconds in Q3 Coach Spoelstra is looking serious but he doesn’t have to worry for the rest of this game.
Q4 9:02. Norris Cole tracks the Hawks’ steal and forces a miss shot, then Cole converts the rebound for 2 (78-88). Bosh contributes to send the Heat to a final score 92-101 over the Atlanta Hawks.
Usually Jay Z and Beyoncé are on the stage performing but this time, it’s the Heat’s stage as Jay Z and Beyoncé are entertained at court side after spending the weekend in Miami enjoyng Art Basel.
Happy Birthday to Felicia.
Hey, Kem, that was a really cool thing you did at that restaurant – for a celebrity singer/song writer/producer to take the time to compliment and surprise a table of friends, for simply having a great time together. Life is a bundle of memories. We control whether our memories are happy ones, by the people we share our time with. What better way to live life than authentically laughing with family and friends you have loved over the years. Your music, “Love Calls” and “Share My Life” reflect the kind of person you are. You will always be remembered for that kind deed. Like LeBron said, just because people share different interest, does not stop the fact that we are family.
If I had the worst record, I would spend all my time studying the best, then I could say, I might be the worst but at least I beat the best. That was the strategy of the Washington Wizards who penetrated the Heat defense and despite LeBron James’ triple doubles (26 shots, 13 rebounds, 11 assists), the Wizards pulled out some wizard tricks to over take the Miami Heat 105-101.
It was the night before Thanksgiving and all in the Heat’s house were on their feet giving thanksgiving to LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen for making 97 of the Heat’s 113 points to win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Fans stood in awe giving praise to Udonis Haslem as the franchise leader in rebounds, overtaking Alonzo Mourning with 4,814 rebounds.
While praises rang for UD, in our hearts we will never forget that tiger Zo who jumped up for the rebound and came back down roaring. ”We still love you Zo.” And many thanks to Zo’s wife, Tracy who works tirelessly with the Honey Shine Program, a non-profit that exposes young girls to things they may never otherwise experience. When you really look back on it, the things we were exposed to in our childhood are what make us the men and women we are today. Fathers take great pains to look out for their sons who carry their legacy, while moms worship their sons. But who looks out for the daughters. I toured with the Honey Shines girls during the summer and watched as they ran and found their favorite player on the Heat’s Championship Hall in the American Airlines Arena, then stood in awe taking their pictures with their favorite player and with the Heat’s 2012 Championship trophy.
We are thankful to the Honey Shine Program for exposing our daughters to experiences they may not otherwise have. Consider opening your checkbooks to contribute to a worthy cause at this time of giving. Don’t worry, the fiscal cliff is not as bad as
it seems. Just think, before 2010 the capital gains tax rate was twenty percent. Then it went down to fifteen percent. What’s the big deal if the capital gains rate for long-term gains goes back up to twenty percent. Those, like me, who benefit from the stock market and other long-term investments will pay a little more.
Another impact if Congress does nothing is that employees will pay two percent more in their FICA and social security tax rates; this does not explain why employers are going out of business.
About the issue of higher tax on dividends, be grateful that you don’t have to work for dividends, your money works for you, be thankful even if your dividends are now taxed like wages.
About that issue of the top income tax rate, consider that in 2003, the top income tax rate went down to thirty-five percent. However, from 1993 to 2001, the top income tax rate was over thirty-nine percent. From 1982 -1986 it was fifty percent. From 1964 to 1980 it was seventy and seventy-one percent and from 1950 to 1963 it was ninety-one and ninety-two percent.) What’s the big deal if the top income tax rate goes back up from thirty-five to thirty-nine percent, to stabilize the economy. Now about that five million in assets that currently gets excluded from estate taxes when you die, that will drop to one million if Congress takes no action. That would hurt more of the middle class. My solution, under Vera’s Tax Plan, is to change that figure to 2.5 million. I think that would bring revenue into the U.S. Treasury, while allowing a fair number of U.S. taxpayers to exclude the value of their homes and personal assets from estate taxes.
Now about that thirty-five percent estate tax rate that will go to fifty-five percent if nothing is done, how about splitting that right down the middle to make it 42.5 percent until some of the deficit is paid off, then the issue can be revisited. See how easy it was to solve this so-called fiscal cliff?
Now about controlling the spending, it would be good if we can all make a pledge to whatever higher power we believe in (and if none, then to yourself) that we will each be financially responsible for ourself, our family, our businesses, and any other funds over which we are responsible. Especially, funds that belong to others.
For all the benefits we receive for living in this great country, it should be an honor to give something back. I don’t think people really expect to reap all the benefits, yet, make no contribution to keep that benefit flowing. The tax code was first implemented in the United States to fund the war. In the first four decades of this century, those who received the war contracts in the U.S. had to pay the most taxes because they reaped the most benefits. If they didn’t want to pay the taxes, it was simple, they gave up the contracts. Now you tell me, who gives up making money, simply because they have to pay back a fair share for the benefit of making that money. Franchise owners understand that they have to pay back a fair share to the franchisor, from whom they receive the contract that allows them to be in business. They understand that even in these difficult times when the business is struggling financially and funds are tight, the franchise must still pay the franchise fee.
Funds are tighter today for everyone, but that is exactly why it is crucial to be financially responsible; to understand that when the income drops you have to drop expenses proportionately. I think people who complain about this fiscal cliff are really concerned about people in positions of power, those at the helms of leadership with responsibility over millions and billions of dollars that belong to others, being asleep at the wheel, like the Titanic ship that eventually went down. Just imagine if each of the six billion people in the world today, stood at the edge of a fiscal cliff and pledged to be financially responsible for one person – that person in the mirror. Nothing would go over the cliff, not in the U.S. or in Greece.
Without being required to give equal weight to both points of view, I somewhat understand those who say, that conflict and destruction stimulates growth (although I do not agree that if there is peace in the world everyone would live in poverty). While I hate to admit it, I guess I would have to agree, that with all the destruction and unfortunate effects of Hurricane Sandy, it is, in fact, stimulating the building economy in New York.
My heart goes out to those who are experiencing Sandy’s devastating effects on this Thanksgiving Day. Know that the sun always comes out after the rain and no matter what you lost, there is always something for which to give thanks. (Read my book Sink or Swim, part of which was written through “automatic writing”; I was writing in a legal pad one night and fell asleep. When I awoke in the morning, the entire pad was filled with a story, now a powerful chapter in my book. I don’t know where it came from, it must have come from a higher power ).
A steal by Mario Chalmers # 15 sends Miami to the hoop and puts Miami on the scoreboard. After hitting 6 triples in the last game, Shane Battier # 31 is still warmed up hitting 3. Suffering from a headache and stomache, LeBron James # 6 can’t get off the ground in the first half of the game, but refuses to stay on the sidelines. He guts it out. Heat turnovers allow the Suns to go from 9 down to 8 ahead (33-41). Miami shoots 62 percent in Q2, but the turnovers keep Heat fans on the edge. At half time Miami is down a point (52-53). LeBron’s illness keeps him from going airborne in the first half, but a pass from Mike Miller # 13 in Q3 forces LeBron to jump. A little off rhythm but it helps LeBron drop some aches and find his bounce (63-56). After that his game is on. Norris Cole # 30 is hot to trot with a steal (63-56). With a second on the shot clock, Chris Bosh # 1 motors in for 2 (65-56). Former Heat player Michael Beasley # 0 plays kissing close defense on LeBron keeping him from shooting but LeBron passes the ball to Shane Battier in the corner for 3 (67-58). Udonis Haslem # 40 makes off with a steal (70-58) but Jermain O’neal flies back to the rim with 2 (70-60). Gradually building up his stamina, LeBron hits his first triple of the night (73-60). Heat suffers its 13th turnover but Norris Cole steals it back ( 75-60). Off with a steal, Norris Cole chases him down and puts a stop to that dunk (75-71). Q4 Ray Allen # 34 battles against tight defense but he throws one up and gets it in. Jumping for the rebound Bosh gets a 4th foul with under 8 minutes to play. Ray Allen banks a shot in for 2 (81-79). Udonis Haslem takes a charge from Shannon Brown # 26 putting a stop to a sure shot. LeBron cleans up for 2 with 6:26 remaining (83-79). Chalmers’ triple puts the Heat up 86-79. A reverse dunk by LeBron lets you know he has recovered (88-79). 4 minutes remaining the Suns suffer a 16th turnover with 3:47(88-83). Sebastain Telfair # 31 hits 3 as the shot clock runs down, reducing Miami’s lead (90-86). A steal by the Suns cuts the Heat’s lead to 2 points (90-88). Attempting a rebound sends Bosh to the line where he adds 2 with 52 seconds (92-88). LeBron with a spin gives the Heat a 6-point lead with 45 seconds. Miami overheats the Suns with a final score of 97-88. Bosh’s 24 points and 9 rebounds were not all luck.