Miami delivers a HEAT check to the Nets
By: Matt Blue
The Miami HEAT played like the best team in the Eastern Conference Wednesday night as they routed the Brooklyn Nets 105-85. The HEAT took control of the game during the third quarter when they absolutely blew the game wide open with fast break finishes, explosive drives to the rim and excellent shooting from behind the arc. LeBron James finished with 24 points 9 rebounds and 7 assists while Dwyane Wade added 21 points.
The HEAT’s fire and intensity was sparked due to Nets forward Reggie Evan’s blasphemous comments about the HEAT’s 2012 championship not counting as a result of the lockout shortened season. The HEAT certainly took exception to his remarks as they made sure that the Nets saw what championship basketball looks like with this dominating performance.
“Just keep throwing rocks at the throne, don’t matter cause nothing can break my zone” LeBron adamantly declared on Twitter after hearing about Evan’s bizarre comments. The Nets were unable to break LeBron’s zone in this game as LeBron had an absolutely brilliant performance. LeBron sparked the 26-5 third quarter run which featured Miami at their very best. James was on fire from beyond the arc and he also did a masterful job getting his teammates involved in the offense.
Dwyane Wade looked like his explosive self against Brooklyn. He showcased his overall array of signature moves which Brooklyn had no answer for defensively.
Chris “Birdman” Andersen also made an appearance in this game. His energy, intensity and effort was off the charts as well as his tattoos. Andersen gave us a glimpse of how valuable he can be to this team coming off the bench.
MVP: LeBron James This is certainly not LeBron’s first ever Crank Up the HEAT game MVP and it definitely will not be his last. He absolutely mesmerized the masses at the Barclay’s Arena.
Lights Out: Dwyane Wade- Is there anything better than a motivated Dwyane Wade?
Tough Night: Brooklyn Nets- Brooklyn was desperately hoping to pick up a signature win over an elite team. That obviously didn’t happen tonight as they were completely outclassed. They will be a force to be reckoned with come playoff time but they are not quite there yet as far as being a top tier team is concerned.
Next Up: The HEAT will move on to face Indiana Friday night @ 7PM. The game can be seen on ESPN or Sun Sports.