Miami Heat extends winning streak to 13
It was not an easy game to win, but the Miami Heat extended their winning streak to 13 games by beating the Memphis Grizzlies Friday night 98-91.
LeBron James had a slow night and it was Dwayne Wade who came through with 22 points and the set up of the 3-pointer for James in the final 30 seconds of the game, according to the Associated Press.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, “I thought this was one of our better wins of the season. It was tough. We had to work for everything. We had to find a different way to win, deal with frustration … and then make some plays down the stretch.”
It was a team win for the Heat. While Wade led in scoring, James finished with 18 points, Shane Battier scored 14, Chris Bosh had 13 points, and Ray Allen added another 10 points to the scoreboard.
James did not start scoring until the fourth quarter, he had 14 of his 18 in the fourth and he made the big 3-point shot at the end when it counted.
For the Grizzlies it was Marc Gasol who led in scoring with 24 points. The game was tied with 2:44 remaining but the Grizzlies just could not keep up.
It was a good game, two evenly-matched teams with winning streaks. While it was not James’ best night, it was still a good game to watch. The Heat played efficiently and kept the Grizzlies to shooting 42.9%, reports the Miami Herald.
James said, “I’ve got confidence I’m going to knock it down, just like all the other ones I’ve missed. I had confidence in those, too, but they just [didn’t] go down. That’s how the ball goes sometimes. But I’m always confident in my next shot; [Dwyane Wade] gave me a great pass, and I was able to knock it down.”