The Miami Heat blew another big lead to the Orlando Magic on Thursday night (Mar 3rd). This has become a disturbing trend against teams with winning records. The recent loss dropped the Heat to 5-13 in games decided by five points or less. If you flip the wins and losses around in those close games and they would be challenging the Spurs for the NBA’s best record. Dwyane Wade, an NBA champion in 2006 with the Heat, knows how to close out a team by himself which makes me wonder why the ball isn’t in his hands with the game on the line. Miami needs to figure out who the closer will be at the end of these games.
number Baron Davis will wear for Cleveland Cavaliers in honor of his grandmother and the street she raised him on in Oakland, California. Things are looking up in Cleveland for Byron Scott. According to Davis’ twitter account he is actually very excited to play for the Cavs. Who knew?
wins for the Chicago Bulls after beating the Orlando Magic 89-81 on Friday night (Mar. 4th) one more than their win total for each of the last two seasons. The Bulls are even in the loss column with Miami going into their showdown with the Heat on Sunday (Mar 6th). Derrick Rose has become the frontrunner for MVP of the league in my book since LeBron James can’t hit a big shot at the end of games right now.
lead Miami blew in 2nd half to Orlando Magic in a 99-96 loss on Thursday night (Mar 3rd).
This was a BAD loss. They followed this up by getting thrashed by SanAntonio the following night 125-95. 0-3 on current 10 game stretch against teams with winning records. They may fall to the 4th seed if this keeps up.
number of 3-pointers hit by Notre Dame in a 93-72 blowout of Villanova on March 1st breaking the previous team record of 19.
Ben Hansborough (above, who hit 7 of the threes) is following in the footsteps of his big brother Tyler (currently of the Indiana Pacers who starred at North Carolina).
straight points scored by the Magic to erase the 24 point deficit to the Heat. Orlando was hitting threes like layups. It was looking like ’09 Eastern Conference Finals versus Cleveland. Something about LeBron.
technical fouls for Dwight Howard which, if not rescinded, will earn him a one game supension and a $5000 fine. I find it ironic that a guy that is always smiling, joking, and acts like a big kid off of the court could lead the NBA in techs on the court. that being said, the Magic can’t afford to lose him to one game suspensions down the stretch.
total combined points scored in 2nd half against the Magic by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade after combining for 47 in the first half, two more than the entire Orlando team had at intermission.
The basketball seems to find LeBron with the game on the line like a fielder in baseball that has made three errors in a game. Wade needs to take charge quickly.
losses the New York Knicks have suffered at the hands of the 12-49 Cleveland Cavaliers in 3 meeting s this season. Stunned at the fact that Baron Davis decided to suit up for Cleveland, I have no words for blowing a 12 point lead in the 4th quarter on your homecourt to the worst team in basketball.
player (Brandon Davies) kicked off #3 ranked BYU basketball team for violating the school’s “Honor Code”. This is unfortunate, but the “Honor Code” has been a part of BYU for years and students who choose to go there know what to expect.