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#1 Danny

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 01:37 AM

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The Miami HEAT fell 108-103 to the Sacramento Kings Friday night at Sleep Train Arena, snapping their six-game winning streak. The HEAT's 19 game winning streak against the Western Conference was also snapped. Miami heads to Portland for a game Saturday night.

 

Impact Performance of the Night: DeMarcus Cousins was a monster for the Sacramento Kings against the HEAT. He dominated the paint offensively and finished the game with 27 points, 17 rebounds and five assists. Miami just couldn’t find an answer for Cousins down low. He got to the rim on numerous occasions on simple post ups. When he didn’t get a shot at the rim it’s because he was fouled, he took a game-high 10 free throws. Cousins is very skilled and it was on display tonight. Isaiah Thomas and Rudy each played quite well, but Cousins was the driving force.

 

The Deciding Run: The HEAT led the Kings 89-85 with just over a minute left. From there, the Kings blew past the HEAT on a 17-5 run to finish the fourth quarter and begin the overtime frame. Sacramento scored at will and the HEAT couldn’t get shots to fall. LeBron James snapped the run with a flurry of three-pointers, but it was too late to save the game for the HEAT.

 

Play of the Game: With the 89-85 lead, the HEAT defense forced a tough three at the end of the shot clock. Chris Bosh blocked the three-point attempt from Isaiah Thomas, but Mario Chalmers committed a flagrant foul on Demarcus Cousins. Cousins made both free throws and Rudy Gay added a jumper, making it a four-point possession. It tied things up late for the Kings and gave them a chance to win.

 

Efficiency Rating: Offensive Efficiency: 95.2; Defensive Efficiency: 100.9

 

Trend to Watch: The HEAT surrendered 60 points in the paint against the Kings. The same issues the HEAT had with the Kings last week popped up again tonight. Rotations were a touch slow and the result was a bunch of Kings looks at the rim. The HEAT were shorthanded tonight and had to play a number of rarely used lineups, but the miscommunications aren’t something we see often from the HEAT. Tomorrow night the HEAT face a tough Blazers team that features a low-post player in LaMarcus Aldridge and a strong shot creator in Damian Lillard. If the HEAT make the same mistakes against the Blazers, they’ll give up a lot of points in the paint again. Whenever the HEAT hit little skids like this on the defensive end, they usually clean it up fairly quickly. They’ll have to do that tomorrow night to get the win in a tough environment against a championship contender.

 

The Takeaway: That was a tough loss for Miami. A win was well within reach with less than two minutes left to play in regulation. The HEAT offense got stagnant in the second half and the defense committed a number of errors that led to easy points for the Kings. These losses happen over the course of an 82-game season, though, and they can lead to good things. The HEAT will take the film from tonight’s game and get to work immediately to correct the issues they find. Still, it’s important to remember that the team was playing on the road without three key rotation players. It was hardly an easy situation.

 

Notes: LeBron James led the HEAT with 33 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Chris Bosh added 18 points and seven rebounds. Norris Cole added 13 points off the bench. Greg Oden and Dwyane Wade were inactive.

 

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:27 AM

No replies? Man, what great fans we have. lol Even the internet ones can't show our team support after a rough loss. lol

 

Hey, it was fun, but the end of the game we had way too many mistakes that cost us what should have been an easy win. Need to tell Chalmers to get off the roids. He has been knocking over big men for awhile now.

 

Either he is stronger then Cousins or...


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#3 KKinsey

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:16 AM

No replies? Man, what great fans we have. lol Even the internet ones can't show our team support after a rough loss. lol

Hey, it was fun, but the end of the game we had way too many mistakes that cost us what should have been an easy win. Need to tell Chalmers to get off the roids. He has been knocking over big men for awhile now.

Either he is stronger then Cousins or...


It's still early in the morning so The "fans" havnt gotten up and watched Sportscenter yet to see I we won, since we know they don't watch the games.
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Posted 28 December 2013 - 12:49 PM

What's up my fellow HEATians? I'm still a liitle angst about these inexcusable loses that MIAMI has incurred, last night being one of them :angry:. You'd think that MIAMI would start taking these games a bit more serious, but typical MIAMI still playing cool B). I just don't have anything good to say right now, still trying to figure out why my beloved team hasn't shown any passion in most of these games :huh:. Maybe they bounce back tonight, just maybe -_-...TEAM HEAT since '88!



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 05:19 PM

Lebron with the near triple double again, but still came up short this game, apart from that big lead we let them eat up, for most part a Koppel of errors here and there cost us this game, a lack of concentration and execution a the end of the game was determinative….

 

Nonetheless even when the game didn’t turn out as we as we wanted, we always got something positive to hold on: teamwork was excellent the first half, ball was moving, offense was very fluid and our defense was pretty strong….things we need to carry on upcoming contest.

 

Beside Good to see Battier hitting his shots from beyond the arc, ., ….keep it going.!


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