LeBron James usually has his fun in June, when the Miami Heat have won NBA championships the last two years. Doesn’t mean he’s OK with losing in February. And he certainly won’t stand for his team getting picked on.
Last year around the time of the Super Bowl, the Miami Heat kicked it into high gear and ran off 27 straight wins that helped launch a second straight run to the NBA championship. History may be starting to repeat itself this season.
The Miami Heat played the final minutes the way championship teams are supposed to. The Los Angeles Clippers are still perfecting the art of closing out games against the elite teams.
A basketball fan might think that a team with the Heat’s Big Three of Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade plus Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett could put up enough points to secure a victory in the 2013 NBA All-Star Game.
The worst opponent the Miami Heat face Friday night isn’t the Los Angeles Clippers, but influenza.
In their toughest test yet of this young NBA season, the Los Angeles Clippers measured themselves against the Miami Heat and liked how they stacked up.
The Miami Heat were on the court at the crack of dawn Miami time, but in prime time in Beijing where they took on the Los Angeles Clippers in an exhibition game.
The San Antonio Spurs mowed down another opponent, using their guile under pressure to close out another perfect playoff series. Tim Duncan scored 21 points, Tony Parker added 17 and the Spurs beat the Los Angeles Clippers 102-99 on Sunday night to win their second-round matchup 4-0 and advance to the Western Conference finals.
Tim Duncan scored 19 points, helping engineer a 24-0 run in the third quarter after the Spurs trailed by 24 points, and San Antonio defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 96-86 on Saturday to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their second-round playoff series.
Tony Parker scored 22 points on his 30th birthday, Tim Duncan had 18 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the fading Los Angeles Clippers 105-88 on Thursday night, pushing their winning streak to 16 and taking a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.