LeBron James and Chris Bosh Cause Miami Heat’s Loss to Memphis Grizzlies

November 21st, 2010 by Karl Leave a reply »
The Heat lost to the Grizzlies last night on a buzzer beater from Rudy Gay.  Obviously, it was a distressing loss for a team that was supposed to push towards the 70-win barrier.  The Grizzlies are a talented young team, but they were 4-9 coming into that game and had lost five in a row.  The Heat are the only Eastern Conference team that the Grizzlies have beaten to this point.

Yes, the Heat played without Dwyane Wade, but they were in a position to win.

As many have pointed out, the Heat are not good beyond their "Big Three," and they're even more vulnerable when they become a "Big Two."  Having put all their eggs in a few superstars' baskets, the Heat have not built the kind of teams Orlando and Boston have built, with strengths at every position and deep benches.  Miami's superstars have to play like superstars if they are going to win.

In fact, the Heat got contributions last night from players other than LeBron or Bosh.   Ilgauskas had 10 rebounds, and House was 6 of 9 from three-point range.  It should have been enough.

LeBron, on the surface, had a LeBron game with 29 points and 11 assis ...

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