Saturday was an eventful day in the NBA to say the least. First, there was the TMZ releases Donald Sterling audio, which seemingly brought out more evidence to the allegations that the Clippers owner is in fact a “racist”. Everything is “alleged” and the NBA is currently investigating the audio and circumstances behind it. Then we got to see the Mavs take a 2-1 lead against the Spurs on a VinSanity game winner. And lastly, the highlights concluded with your Miami Heat dominating the Bobcats in the house that MJ built.
Before the game, LeBron tackled the Donald Sterling controversy head on and had this to say:
“If the reports are true, it’s unacceptable. It’s unacceptable in our league. It doesn’t matter if you’re white, black, Hispanic, whatever, all across the races. It’s unacceptable and as a commissioner in our league, they have to make a stand, and they have to be very aggressive with it. I don’t know what it’s going to be, but you just can’t have that in our league.
I’ve wavered back and forth if I would actually sit out, if our owner came out and said the things that he said. I would really have to sit down with my teammates, talk to my family, because at the end of the day, our family and our teammates are way more important than that … but there’s no room for Donald Sterling in our league.
So, I believe in Adam [Silver], I believe in the NBA and they have to do something and do something very fast and quickly before this really gets out of hand. Like I said, there is no room for Donald Sterling in our league, man. There it is.”
Inside the Time Warner Cable Arena, it was hostile; the fans were at frenzy and were booing LeBron every time he touched the ball, looking to energize the home team and their stars possibly to add a much-needed edge.
Al Jefferson was phenomenal early, one footed and all, he took advantage of the Heat’s Achilles heel that has always been a skillful and/or powerful big man. Luckily for the Bobcats, Jefferson is both. He powered the Bobcats in the first quarter by lighting it up with 15 points and got them out to a four-point lead. But that was as fun as the night would get for the Bobcats. Miami played an almost perfect game the rest of the way.
Starting out on the defensive end, the Heat were able to force turnovers and get out on transition, which if you been paying any attention the last four years you know that this is what Miami does when they are at their best.
Lebron put on a show for MJ, he totaled 30 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assist and an alleged stare down dunk (which he later denied). Wade looked as healthy and as aggressive as ever, gambling for steals, dunk put backs and a couple of impressive jumpers. He finished with 17 points.
The Heat now lead the series 3-0 and are 13 wins away from a THREE PEAT.
MIA- LeBron James – 30 Pts, 10 Rebs
CHA- Al Jefferson- 20 Pts, 5 Rebs 3 Blks
MONDAY APRIL 28: HEAT @ BOBCATS 7:00 PM TIP-OFF
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