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.
The Miami Heat have been in this less-than-ideal spot before. They trailed Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, needed to win a pair of elimination games against Boston in the East finals and then dropped Game 1 of the NBA Finals to Oklahoma City.
The Miami Heat find themselves in a position they’re not quite used to in the last two years, behind in a NBA playoffs series. The Heat collapsed against the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and now must regroup in a hurry.
Nate Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and 14 rebounds while playing every second for the third straight game, and the Chicago Bulls stunned the Miami Heat 93-86 on Monday night to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
As the Miami Heat prepare to take the floor Monday for its second round playoff matchup against the Chicago Bulls, the biggest question surrounding the series is who Chicago will have on the floor for Game 1.
Word leaked on Friday that LeBron James would win the NBA’s “Most Valuable Player” award but in reality the basketball world knew a long time ago that the king had his fourth MVP trophy in the last five years all wrapped up.
The formal announcement of James’ fourth Most Valuable Player award is planned for Sunday, the eve of the Eastern Conference semifinals for the Heat. The honor will vault him into an elite category shared by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, the only other players to win the award at least four times.
The Miami Heat got some good news Friday as the team continued preparing for the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
The Miami Heat won’t be back on the court until Monday, but the biggest question surrounding the team is the health of Dwyane Wade’s knees.
Over the last two years, not having Dwyane Wade in the lineup for a playoff game would have been cause for concern for the Miami Heat. This year, a much-deeper Heat squad had a message for the injured Wade, don’t worry, we’ll take care of this.