LeBron carries load as Heat scorches Pacers
Dwyane Wade was not able to attend the game on Wednesday, so LeBron was forced to carry the extra load. Thanks to his contribution, the Miami Heat scorched Indiana Pacers with 118-83 points, says Reuters.
Wade was forced to watch the game from the bench because of his injured foot. Although the team was not complete, they still managed to defeat their opponents thanks to the efforts made by James LeBron. He missed a triple-double, posting 33 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds, thus making sure that the Heat’s protection is running smoothly even without Wade.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was also impressed by LeBron’s game on Wednesday. He told reporters that the team got a lot of contributions from James. It was due to James’ defensive plays that the team managed to cover large areas of the field and to win the match.
Analysts were frightened that the Miami team will not be able to regain its stability after the loss they suffered two days ago. The Heat was defeated by the Atlanta Hawks with a difference of eight points. The final result was 100-92 in favor of the Hawks.
Indiana was already behind during the second quarter of the game thanks to James Jones who registered a trio of three pointers in quick succession. The scoreboard was already showing 33-12 points in favor of the Heat at the end of the second quarter. Chris Bosh’s contribution to the game was also important because he managed to add 22 for the Heat. Bosh told reporters that his intentions were to focus on the defense of the team.
The third quarter saw the Pacers gain momentum, but Miami closed the quarter on an 11-1 run. In the end, Miami outscored the visitors with 30-17 in the fourth quarter.
Roy Hibbert brought 16 points and 12 rebounds for the Pacers. Despite this, they only managed 34 percent shooting and thus, they experienced the second loss in three games. Granger finished the game by shooting 36 percent this season. He was Indiana’s scorer last season because he managed to register an average of 20 points per game.