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Only way I saw Clippers realistically upgrading frontcourt D is using Jamal Crawford as a trade piece. JJ Redick injury all but ruins that.
Beasley had four boxes of these in locker last night. Not partial to any color, though. Eats them all at once. http://t.co/1pVpa5DA9Q
Flawed stat, yes, but still surprising to see Norris Cole has best plus-minus (112) on team, by far. Last yr, team was better w/ him out.
Tiny sample size (just 33 minutes), but Cole and Chalmers are a plus-17 together and team is shooting 60.4%.
Chalmers on Cole tonight: "I told him that was a great pass block. He cleared it out for the running back."
To correct my earlier tweet, Bosh called Mike Miler his "late teammate," not his "great teammate." Which is even better.
LeBron on Chalmers: "He's been dunking in practice, he's been dunking in warmups. He used the wave of the crowd to help get him up there."
LeBron says his back is "not where I was before the Toronto game."
Bosh says he kept telling his family that he would shoot better. They didn't ask. He just kept venting.
Chris Bosh: "In the words of our great teammate Mike Miller, let it fly."
Mario Chalmers says he's been saving that dunk and "I don't want to show everything just yet."
Cole says Chalmers dunks regularly in practice: "But that was a nice one. He got up for that one."
Cole on his block to free Chalmers: "Poor Kemba ran in front of me."
Spoelstra credits LeBron not just for the 26 points, but the two screens to free Bosh.
Spoelstra says he'll need to look at the Cole-Chalmers backcourt some more.
Spoelstra: "We have to not just focus on winning the games, but can we get better?"
Spoelstra said Bosh's 3s were not by design, "but we have no problem with him shooting open looks. He stepped up."
Fourth quarters at the Sleep Train (lol) are the best.
Amazing how the Heat can be down 12 going into the 4th Q and I'm not worried. Dolphins up 17 in the 4th and I'm not convinced till it's over
Kemba Walker just pulled a Bosh, and made a free throw that he meant to miss. Miami wins, 99-98. LeBron 26/5/4. Bosh 22 & 9. Walker w/ 27.
Norris Cole with maybe the dumbest foul of the season. Up 4, only a few seconds left. Fouls Kemba on a 3.
Norris Cole can't do that.
Miami leads, 97-93, after LeBron's 2 FTs. Guess Heat had a 30-point quarter in them. They've got 32. Charlotte out of timeouts. 12.3 left.
Seriously, that Bosh defensive possession was the best thing he did all quarter, in a quarter that he made five shots.
Al Jefferson missed a put-back dunk to tie and Chalmers raced down the court for breakaway dunk to give Heat four-pt lead. 23.5 secs left.
So I did not know Chalmers could dunk
Hellacious defense sequence from Bosh... and a Chalmers dunk. Wait, a Chalmers dunk?
Tactical change that worked for Spoelstra: putting extra PG on the floor. Ball-handling has been better.
Bosh with the last 13 Heat points. He's got 22 & 9.
Scoring barrage by Bosh, including three three-pointers, has given Heat 93-91 lead with 1:20 to play. Heat trailed by 14 w/9:14 to play.
Chris Bosh -- yes, Bosh -- just hit three 3s in a row from the top of the key. Heat now up 93-91 on Charlotte, 1:20 left.
Chris Bosh hits a 3, turns, yells at his family in the front row across from Heat bench. He's had a rough week. Big breakout.
Bosh with another straightaway 3, as Wade makes the right play. Bobcats, 91-90.
Bosh's pose on that was priceless.
Whoa. Josh McRoberts takes LeBron to the basket.
Miami trails 87-80 with the ball after timeout. Neither team in penalty. Spoelstra may change lineup w/ Bobcats going bigger.
And along came Rio.
It's like the Heat are playing cat and mouse, with the cats (Bobcats) playing the role of the mice.
LeBron points at the crowd after that 3. Nah, he's not letting them lose tonight.
Spoelstra trusting Cole with extended minutes, against Bobcats' small backcourt. Now 81-74. And crowd's finally into it.
You've got to figure the Bobcats stop making jumpers. But I'm not sure the Heat have a 30-point quarter in them tonight.
Bobcats 9-for-13 on jumpers since halftime. Heat down 79-65 with 9 minutes left.
Beasley now 1-for-6. Same looks he's been making.
Kemba Walker's turning this into the Big East tournament. Distance no issue.
Heat crowd being asked "jump around." Overall enthusiasm roughly equal to the team they're watching.
Heat shooting 45.1 percent from the floor tonight vs. Bobcats. Would be a season-low for the Heat, which is insane.
Miami, which scored 12 points in the fourth quarter in Toronto, just scored 14 in the third against Charlotte. Trails 73-61 entering fourth.
Bobcats once down 10, up 73-61 heading into fourth against Heat. Gerald Henderson with 17.
Heat down 71-60 and, at the moment, not looking like a team willing to push back,
Bobcats nailing jumpers every time down the floor on the Heat. Aaaaand Michael Kidd-Gilchrest just joined the party.
Some frustration here in the crowd. Miami still doesn't appear interested.
First shot attempt for Allen in 10 minutes.
Huskie on Huskie crime there. Walker pushes lead back to 7.
Bobcats are doing a great job clogging up passing lanes. Heat thoroughly confused. And trailing by 8.
Spoelstra imploring his players to push the pace. They don't seem so inclined.
Setting up as another non-Haslem night.
Bobcats 54, Heat 47. 6-0 run for Charlotte to begin the third quarter.
Miami has morphed from unselfish to sluggish and indecisive on offense.
Heat in their settling-for-jumpers stage.
Heat's offensive rebounds in past three games: 2, 3... 1. Not a huge part of their game, but that's a bad trend.
Wade's two blocks in the first half gives him that obscure record. 676 career blocks.
Bobcats 48, Heat 47 at halftime. LeBron w/14 pts. Wade 11. Balanced scoring from Charlotte. 10 players with points.
Now two blocks for Wade, giving him that contrived record.
Charlotte leads Miami, 48-47, at the half. Wade has 11. Heat committing a lot of sloppy fouls, & seem generally disengaged.
Bobcats 48, Heat 47 at halftime. LeBron with 14, Wade with 11. Jefferson with nine for Charlotte. Yawn.
Miami actually over-passing now, and trailing by one to Charlotte.
Heat were up 10, now down one.
Wade has 675 career blocks, tying Dennis Johnson for blocks by a player 6-4 or shorter. Wade did it in 421 fewer games.
Bosh's block earlier in the game now has been credited to Wade. Wade now has a lot of blocks in his career for a guard, I'm told.
LeBron's true shooting percentage against Charlotte is 60.5, highest against any team. And he's at 77.8% in that category tonight.
Earlier block credited to Bosh was shifted to Wade.
Wade has now tied Dennis Johnson for most blocks by a player 6-4 or shorter.