The Heat were in trouble late in the game last night. The Bobcats were up 14 with about 7 minutes left in the 4th quarter and were all set up to beat the Heat at home and stop the streak at 9. But the Heat had other plans. Dywane Wade served as the primary ball handler and continuously kept attacking the teeth of the defense and setting up the teammates. Wade found Bosh behind the three point line and Bosh made the defense pay by drilling 3 three pointers back to back to back. Bosh finished with 22 points and 9 rebounds and was the main anchor behind the Heats furious comeback win of 99-98.
The Heat were bothered earlier as the much improved Bobcats defense clamped down and held the Heat to tough shots all night. The Heat weren’t able to score more than 24 points in any of the first three quarters until the 38 point 4th quarter explosion. Lebron made 8-13 from the field ending with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists with a steal and a block. Dywane Wade had 17 points with 3 rebounds 4 assist and 2 blocks. Wade set a new NBA record of most blocks by a 6’4″ or under player. He passed the late Dennis Johnson to take over the record and we expect the record to keep growing as Wade’s defensive prowess has always been the most consistent part of his game.
The Bobcats had Kemba Walker, who went for 27 points and 6 assist and AL Jefferson who had 16 points and 13 rebounds punish the Heat’s defense, with an inside out attack. Kemba kept penetrating and drawing fouls whole Jefferson pounded the Heat inside.
MIA: Mario Chalmers, 12 pts and 6 assists.
CHA: Gerald Henderson, 17 pts, 6 rebs and 4 assists.
NEXT GAME: Tuesday, Pistons @ HEAT Tip Off 6:00 PM