In a NBA Finals featuring multiple first-ballot future Hall of Famers, the story of the series has been the phenomenal play of the role players for the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.
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.
Brooklyn Nets forward Reggie Evans said the Heat’s 2012 title should come with an asterisk because of the shortened season. Thursday night, the Heat showed Evans what a real champion looked like with a 105-85 blowout of Evans’ Nets team.
The Miami Heat have gone from chasing the Eastern Conference’s best record to getting whipped in consecutive games by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but after last year, the Heat don’t seem fazed by the increasing scrutiny.