Heat Show Some Fight in Game 2

The game of basketball is a team sport. To win the game, you must play as a team. This means pass the ball a lot, don’t be selfish, set good screens for teammates, and help them in any way you can. This doesn’t mean take 40 shots in a game (*cough* Kobe Bryant). A

LeBron and Co. Prevailed Over the Bulls Wednesday, 85-75. Game 3 Is Scheduled for Sunday Night at American Airlines Arena

good indicator for determining if you’re a team player is the number of assists you rack up during a game. However, this can be misleading because a point guard could have 10 assists in a game, but also take 30 shots.  In Sundays Game 1 against the Bulls, the Heat really had a tough time getting their offense going. So, LeBron and Wade started running many isolation plays, which forced them to put up tough shots 1 on 1. Both those guys said they’d play better in Game 2. They made a promise to their fans, and they weren’t about to let them down now, especially in the playoffs. Last night in Game 2 at the United Center, they kept their promise. LeBron scored 29 points while grabbing 10 rebounds and picking up 5 assists. This performance was much better than his Game 1 performance when he only scored 15. Dwayne Wade scored 24 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, and shot 8-10 from the charity stripe. Both of these great performances led to the Game 2 victory over the Bulls, 85-75. That’s a pretty low scoring game, don’t you think? Derrick Rose was only able to score 21 while dishing 8 assists. Not a bad game, but I think if they didn’t turn the ball over as much as they did, they would have definitely been able to come back and win. What do you think?

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Posted on May 19, 2011, in Pro Basketball and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Pretty entertaining game. I was pretty impressed with Lebron as he took over the game in the 4th quarter. How did you write this post without mentioning how great Udonis Haslem was to the Heat!?!

  2. footballnutz17

    Yea man, LeBron Deff took over in the 4th. It seemed that the Bulls got sloppier and sloppier as the game went on…..

    Your absolutely right, I COMPLETELY forgot about Haslem……I remember watching him during the game and being surprised, just didnt cross my mind. For this post, I kinda wanted to focus on LeBron and Wade b/c they made a promise to the fans that they’d play better, so I wrote about that and forgot Haslem…

    Sorry! 😦

  3. Bulls fan here,

    As I said on my own blog, the Bulls real problem was simply scoring and not so much turning the ball over. Their shots simply were not falling. I will credit the Miami defense as their interior defense and keeping Rose out of the lane was really good, but the Bulls players were getting open and getting good looks, shots just simply weren’t falling.

    On the other end for the Bulls, they didn’t do that good of a job keeping Miami out of the paint.

    Either way, adjustments will be made (by both teams), Thibodeau is a master of adjustment though, so we’ll see what they bring out. I do think Derrick Rose really needs to get going this next game though for the Bulls to have a chance at the end of the game. I expect another close game.

    • footballnutz17

      Your right, their shots weren’t falling at all. Also D-Rose couldn’t finish at the rim….A little dissapointing..

      Go Bulls!

      I thought there were too many turnovers b/c in like the 4th quarter every other possesion was a turnover for em so i thought it was too much..

      But I also agree with you on the Heat D, they were pretty good
      Another Close game it is

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