While the majority of the focus of the thrilling Heat victory in Game 1 will be on LeBron James’ incredible play at the end of the game, there’s another player who was just as key to the Heat getting the win to open the series: Chris Andersen.
The suggestion that he’s a flopper drew a grin as wide as his wingspan from LeBron James. Miami’s superstar shot down the accusations from the Chicago Bulls, saying they reminded him of the days when some claimed he was overrated
Ray Allen scored 21 points, LeBron James had 19 and the Miami Heatembarrassed the Chicago Bulls with a 115-78 victory in Game 2 of the teams’ Eastern Confer ence semifinal series on Wednesday night.
After letting the Milwaukee Bucks hang around for a few quarters in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Miami Heat finally hit the gas and took a 2-0 lead in the series with a 98-86 win.
Everyone knows LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, and most of the other Heat stars. But there’s a fan favorite who debuted with the team in late January who could be playing the biggest role of all for Miami, center Chris “Birdman” Andersen.
“We know we can play a better game.” Those words from Miami Heat superstar LeBron James should strike fear in every playoff opponent the Heat has this year.
LeBron James scored 24 points, Dwyane Wade added 22 and the Miami Heat set a franchise record for home wins in a season, topping the Chicago Bulls 105-93 on Sunday.
When the final horn sounded Wednesday night, the Miami Heat not only knocked off the Washington Wizards; the team also set a franchise-record for wins in a season, clinched the top spot in the NBA playoffs and secured home-court through the NBA Finals.
LeBron James went through a series of tests before the game, all under the watchful eye of the Miami Heat training staff and some coaches.
For the second straight game, Miami Heat superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, along with point guard Mario Chalmers will not play. The announcement from the Heat came ahead of Tuesday’s game against the New York Knicks.