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Put it this way: If LeBron did to McRoberts what McRoberts did to LeBron, many of you would have James deported.
I like Josh McRoberts a ton. In Game 2 he did what he thought he had to. But Bobcats fans defending an elbow to the Adam's Apple is wrong.
There is a still photo on Observer website (and probably many other websites) that would suggest McRoberts is in trouble with NBA.
I get why any GM would want Dwight Howard. But at some point, in a Tracy McGrady way, is he held accountable for his resume?
Tough night!! We going to protect home and fight.. This ain't over until is over!
Erik Spoelstra surprised McRoberts' foul on James wasn't ruled flagrant. Said he heard nothing "rational" why it wasn't.
Final: Heat 101, Bobcats 97
Neal for MKG to add outside shooting.
Gerald Henderson fouls out with 2:31 left and Bobcats down 95-89,
MKG at 22 and 10.
Turnovers even at 14 apiece.
LeBron back for last leg of medley relay.
Kemba Walker has played 38 minutes. Has yet to take a free throw.
Gerald Henderson takes a seat.
Gerald Henderson's fifth foul.
MKG coming back in next stoppage of play.
CDR goes end-to-end for just second Bobcats transition basket.
Ray Allen foul averts what would have been shot-clock No. 3.
Looks like Biyombo is out of the rotation. Clifford hinted pre-game he'd turn to Zeller more for offense.
End of third: Heat 79, Bobcats 72.
shot clock No. 2.
MKG's 18 points a season high. His career high is 25.
Nice spacing in 2-man game between Al Jefferson and Josh McRoberts. Results in a 3.
Bobcats need Gary Neal to do something this half. He was 1-of-7 first half.
After committing 12 turnovers first half, Bobcats have committed one in third quarter.
Al Jefferson now at a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Halftime: Heat 57, Bobcats 47.
Eleven turnovers. That's roughly Bobcats' regular-season average for a game.
Guards Kemba, Henderson and Neal a combined 3-of-18 from field.
LeBron charged with an offensive foul and MKG makes a pull-up 18-footer. These things always come in 3s.
Offensive foul on LeBron James. This really happened.
MKG 5-of-5 for 12 points. Wonder if Heat scouting report listed him as "go-to guy."
kemba hits a 3, his first basket after 0-of-3 start.
MKG came to play tonight.
15-point deficit trimmed to nine. MKG 3-for-3 from field.
Al Jefferson's first bucket at the rim. It was a put-back of his own miss. He's 2-of-9.
MKG Bobcats' leading scorer with eight.
Bobcats have committed 7 turnovers and 6 fouls. This is so not their history this season.
Al Jefferson back in game.
Mildly surprised MKG in the game right now. Seems like his minutes should shadow LeBron's.
I'd say best thing for Bobcats in first quarter was how active Cody Zeller looked. Might see a lot of him if Big Al is out.
End of first (pending review): Heat 29, Bobcats 19
Luke Ridnour called "bank."
Al Jefferson back in the locker room. Sad. He's such a competitor.
CDR's turn in the LeBron torture chamber.
Bobcats' sixth turnover. A minute left to end of first quarter. Steve Clifford nightmare.
Cody Zeller put-back. His momentum carries him five rows into the stands.
Back-to-back turnovers. Both leading to Heat baskets. Ten-point Miami lead.
Bobcats in-bounds pass goes out-bound. That, fans, is an unforced error.
Al Jefferson starting to walk with a limp
Bobcats are 4-of-15 from field, including a combined 2-of-10 by guards Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal.
Al Jefferson isn't getting to his preferred spots on the floor, but that's not just about injury. Heat doubling him pretty aggressively.
Great little feed from Al Jefferson to Gerald Henderson for a baseline dunk.
Two fouls on MKG in four minutes. This is becoming a thing.
So now LeBron is Gerald Henderson's responsibility.
Gary Neal in for MKG with 7:22 left in first quarter.
That's one of the things they need from MKG -- second-chance points.
Big Al's first basket a pull-up jumper. Seems to be moving OK.
LeBron draws a charge on MKG.
Big Al doing some spin moves in team warmups. Now he's getting stretched (as usual) by strength coach.
I'll be curious how much or little the Bobcats' offense migrates from post-ups to pick-and-rolls tonight.
Michael Beasley again inactive for the Heat.
Al Jefferson is activated and starting. So is Mario Chalmers for the Heat.
Al Jefferson warmed up for about 10 minutes with Patrick Ewing. No noticeable limp. Assume he's had a pain-killer injection.
Big Al testing his foot pre-game. http://t.co/R9FAjnvIWH
"When you're worried about James, Wade and Bosh, you don't worry about other stuff." -- Steve Clifford, when asked if MJ here tonight.
Clifford said if Bobcats struggle to score, he might go small some with Zeller at center and Tolliver at power forward.
Still up in air whether Mario Chalmers (shin bruise) plays.
Erik Spoelstra noted Heat and Spurs only playoff teams left that can "hold serve" by opening 2-0 at home.
Al Jefferson got a second- and third-place vote for Most Improved Player.
Bosh said if Jefferson gets the ball in his preferred spots, it won't matter if he has a bad foot.
"We've got to treat him like he's 100 percent." -- Chris Bosh on Al Jefferson.
Mario Chalmers (bruised shin) a game-time decision for Heat.
"I don't think we'll really know until the game starts." -- Steve Clifford on the reality of Al Jefferson's status tonight.
"If he can be effective, we'll play him. If not, we'll get him out." -- Clifford on Jefferson.
Bobcats have used electric stimulation and a laser to treat Al Jefferson's Plantar Fascia injury. But mostly it's keep foot in boot.
"It's responding really well. I should be good for tonight." -- Al Jefferson
"I can't say there won't be some kind of pain. But I feel like every hour it's getting better and better." --Al Jefferson.
NBA star in walking boot arrives. http://t.co/CIRUz9k8UD
Anyone suggest a place in downtown Miami for a great Cuban sandwich?
At American Airlines for morning shootaround. Just realized might be last one on the road this season.
Jesus said, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today” Matthew 6:34
At minimum, I'm sure you'll see an offense Wednesday that is less post-up centric, more pick-and-roll centric. Kemba needs to come up big.
The issue with Al Jefferson won't be availability, but rather effectiveness. Coaches preparing for eventualities.
I'm lucky I can file stories to Observer from 37K feet above Georgia. But miss days when planes were one place you could tune out the world.
Steve Clifford sounded less than certain at practice that Al Jefferson would play Wednesday.
Charlotte airport quite a zoo today. Daily deck full, every plane seems packed to capacity. Wheels up to Miami.
Steve Clifford didn't know whether Al Jefferson will be able to participate in shootaround Wednesday morning.