The Miami Heat return to the court Thursday night for Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers looking for someone to help out LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the offensive end of the floor.
LeBron James scored 26 points, Chris Bosh finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, and the rarely used Jones scored 18 off the bench as the Heat steadily pulled away to beat the Detroit Pistons 98-75 on Sunday night.
The Miami Heat will be well represented in the annual three-point shooting contest during the NBA All-Star weekend.
Last year, the biggest flaw for the Miami Heat was the lack of depth behind the Big Three. After Thursday night’s domination of the Los Angeles Lakers, it looks like the Heat has taken a flame-thrower to that flaw.
Perhaps the biggest weakness during the Miami Heat’s run to the 2011 NBA Finals was a lack of depth. Based on the first two weeks of the NBA regular season, consider that problem solved.
It looked for months like it would never happen, but Friday, the Miami Heat returned to the court for their first practice since before the final game of last year’s NBA Finals.
It’s a Miami Heat homecoming at the AmericanAirlines Arena in downtown Miami. For the first time since the NBA lockout ended, players will return to the triple-A for a voluntary workout and physicals.
Giving back to the community in a big way, Miami Heat forward James Jones, along with several other celeb athletes including gymnast Shannon Miller and Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard, has launched a summer camp for foster kids.
When the Miami Heat need a big shot from the perimeter next season, they won’t be able to kick the ball out to James Jones. The forward told the Heat Wednesday that he will not exercise his player option and will instead become a free agent.
LeBron James scored 24 of his 35 points in the second half, Dwyane Wade added 28 and the Miami Heat used a late 14-0 run to pull away and beat the Boston Celtics 102-91 in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Tuesday night.