The Heat may be getting into the part of the season where the bad basketball starts. Shooting only 45% from the field and 85% from the beyond the arc, the Heat needed a nice fourth quarter push by the often called third member of the big three to step it up in crunch time.
Chris Bosh led all players with 35 points to help the Heat cruise past the Cleveland Cavaliers. He scored 18 in the fourth including a “butter soft” three pointer. He finished perfect from the foul line (14-14) and had seven rebounds and two assists.
Lebron James had a pedestrian night against his former team. He finished with just 18 points on 8 of 21 from the field. In the 4th quarter he was 1 of 5 shooting and 0 of 1 from the free throw line.
Some may or may not make a big deal of Lebron’s play in the 4th quarter but the fact remains that as long as this team keeps winning (with or without Wade), that’s all that matters. This NBA season is not one that is easy on the players. I can deal with an off night here and there from the best players.