Even as the two-time defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat say they aren’t overlooking any team heading into the playoffs.
The Heat hit the practice floor Friday ahead of Sunday’s playoff game against the Charlotte Bobcats—a team which the Heat has beat 16 times in a row.
As the Miami Heat appear to be close to hitting their playoff stride, the Heat’s top competition in the Eastern Conference appears to be collapsing under the pressure of trying to knock off the Heat.
Since Miami Heat superstar LeBron James scored a franchise-record 61 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player has looked mortal in games against the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, and Houston Rockets.
At this point, writers are running out of superlatives to describe just how well LeBron James plays the game of basketball. Monday night he once again reminded everyone that he is the greatest player on the planet and that any talk of the Most Valuable Player award goes through him.
Best player. Best game of his career. LeBron James clearly isn’t ready to concede his MVP award to anyone yet.
LeBron James had 34 points and eight rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats for the 15th straight time, 104-96 in overtime Saturday night.
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The Miami Heat are in full cruise-control mode with just a handful of games left ahead of the playoffs. That’s why it’s not surprising that LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and others are not playing in the last few games.
LeBron James has spent his entire life being called the best in the game and Monday night, he almost added another feather to his cap. James scored 31 points on 13-of-14 shooting to lead Miami past Charlotte 99-94 Monday night, giving the Heat their 10th consecutive victory against the Bobcats.