Miami Heat Blow Lead: Is It Time for LeBron James and Company to Worry?

March 4th, 2011 by Kelly Cohen Leave a reply »
"Where Magic Happens" can definitely be used after last night’s performance.  

No pun intended. 

At halftime, it was 63-45 in the Miami Heat's favor.  LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had combined for 47 of those points, together outscoring the Orlando Magic by two.

Yet, the Magic were able to rally from the deficit by opening up with a 40-9 run and eventually outscoring the Heat 50-23 after being down by 24 towards the end of the third.

In the second half, James and Wade combined for 3-13.

When the buzzer sounded, the Heat lost their 18th game of the season, 99-96.  The loss caused them to fall two games and three losses behind the Boston Celtics atop the Eastern Conference.  The stealthy Magic are now just 3.5 games behind them, too.

In addition, the Heat are now 5-12 in games decided by five points or less and 4-4 in their last eight games.  Those four losses came against their top Eastern competition: Boston, Chicago, New York and Orlando.  They are a combined 4-9 against them as well.

But everything is still okay in Southeast Florida, right?

Yes, ...

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