Over the weekend, the Miami Heat got one of the best performances of the season out of center Greg Oden. It’s a testament to dedication that could end up with him winning an NBA championship ring just a few years after many wondered if his career was over.
The Miami Heat knocked out the Chicago Bulls Sunday afternoon at the AmericanAirlines Arena, but the focus wasn’t as much as the game as the lineup that head coach Erik Spoelstra put on the court.
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.
Lost amidst the hubbub of Super Bowl weekend, the Indiana Pacers signed center Andrew Bynum. The signing put a third seven-foot, at one-time star, on the Pacers roster and continued setting the stage for an Eastern Conference playoff matchup with the Miami Heat.
Each time Miami Heat center Greg Oden steps on the court, it’s a success for him and the franchise. There are also moments like Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics that tease just how good he could be if his knees cooperate.
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Dwyane Wade and Chris Andersen will not play against the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Miami Heat lost to the Washington Wizards Wednesday night, but the loss was not the big story coming out of the game. Instead, it was center Greg Oden, who returned to the court for the first time in four years and made an immediate impact.
The Washington Wizards had a 34-point lead against the Miami Heat reduced to single digits Wednesday night before holding on for a 114-97 victory in Greg Oden’s first game in more than four years.
Greg Oden played in his first NBA regular-season game in more than four years Wednesday night, coming off the bench in the second quarter of the Miami Heat’s game against the Washington Wizards.
The NBA champion Miami Heat have a well-known need for a big man to solidify the roster. When center Andrew Bynum was released, some media outlets linked him with Miami, but the Heat don’t appear to be looking at the former All-Star.