Friday, January 02, 2009

Heat Lose FL Battle!

The Miami Heat lost what was a close game, 86-76. The game was close for three quarters, but DWade and the Heat didn't have enough gas in the tank. I noticed a lot of problems for this Heat team, funny to think how they're in the playoffs in the East.

While Wade was Wade, the Heat were cold offensively. Wade did finish with 33 points, but he took 29 shots to get there. In the third he did hit tough shot after tough shot, but he can't lead this team to victory by himself. When I saw them thump one of the leagues best in Cleveland, they had good help from role players. Daequan Cook and Mario Chalmers combined for 11 made three point field goals in their last win against Cleveland. They combined for all of the Heat's three three's tonight. The good news is that this is a young team and as they develop management will put more vets in place to pick up the slack.

I also saw a lot of frustration from Shawn Marion. He had only four points and clearly disagreed with the ref's about 90% of the time. I have a hunch he'll bolt away from Miami after this season. He needs a more Suns-like team, maybe NY would consider? It would be a good fit, although he'll want a lot of money.

Orlando has been great. They've beaten LA, they've beaten who they're supposed to beat. This team is a serious contender, although their journey will probably end at the Eastern conference finals. They are a really solid team, but they can't beat the Cavs or Celts in a best of seven series, yet.

Photo by: John Raoux


Max said...

Cavs and Celts are very strong for them to win