Just like the rest of the league. In their last 20 games, the Heat and the Lebronettes are 18-2, the two losses being to Dallas, who, if not for the recent woes, would probably be considered second best in the league. I had no rose colored glasses for this one. By the way, who is the last person you know that wore rose colored glasses? Gorilla Monsoon? Yeah me too.
It would be an uphill climb. The Heat turned around a 20 point deficit against Golden State, who had beaten the Bobcats, into a 7 point win. So logically, I was saying, “Bobcats lost, were behind most of the game to Golden State, Golden State lost a 20 point lead to these freaks, Bobcats lose.” Easy to see that, isn’t it? Well, add all that positive negativity, that is, I was positive of a negative outcome, add to that Gerald Wallace was out with his trick ankle, Nazr Mohammed was out with his umm, age. Via his twitter on January 1, Saturday: “I gotta get rid of these nick-nack injuries cuz I’m ready to take it up a notch for the New Year. Ready to hoop and have fun.#Bobcats” I think he means ticky-tack, nick-nack are those things your grandma keeps on a shelf….wait, I think he might be right! He’s kept on the shelf…anyway, you get it.
Worst of all, coming into the game, Gana Diop was listed as out for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. What would we do without his 1.3 points per game, over 16 games! He’s broken the rotation, seemingly to get his trade value up, and the fella ruptured his damn Achilles! Oh well, no bother…we have umm, Kwame Brown. Don’t throw things, I’m only the messenger. For whatever reason he hadn’t yet broken the rotation under Paul Silas, but he’d be thrust into it tonight. I heard, when Miami was looking at Dust Dampier, they had 6 centers, which really meant they had no centers. Well the Bobcats had 3 centers, down to Kwame Brown, who Silas obviously didn’t trust to wear a uniform in the previous 2 games…the Bobcats were without a center.
Kwame started, Henderson started in place of Wallace, almost immediately got a foul. Again, no bother, Bobcats got out to a 7-2 lead and held that 5 point stiff-arm throughout the first quarter, extending it out to 7 at points within the second. Lebron and DWade decided at some point to start taking things a bit more seriously. Their defense is pretty outstanding. But I’m not sure that’s what led to their size-able third quarter lead. The story of this game was the absolute inability of the Bobcats to make a shot.