Saturday, February 9, 2013
For what was supposed to be one of the best match ups of the year, ended up being one of the most embarrassing losses for the Clippers this season. The Miami Heat would steam roll the Los Angeles Clippers with a final score of 111-89. Despite the return of Chris Paul, the Clippers couldn't convert. Although, Miami made a total of 15 three pointers in this game. LeBron James led the Heat with 30 points and added 6 assists. James was 9-11 shooting, including a three point shot plus a foul; a four point play. Chris Bosh and Ray Allen weren't playing because they were sick, and Dwayne Wade played through the virus. Dwayne Wade led the Heat with 7 assists to go along with 20 points. Rashard Lewis led the Heat in rebounds with 7 and added 10 points. In the middle of the game, a ball went into the stands. LeBron James wanted the fan to pass the ball back, so he did. Surprisingly, James through it back to the fan to make a crisper pass to him. The fan did and James gave the ball to the referee, but James wasn't called for a delay of game. The fan wanted to keep the basketball like a baseball, but he gave it back. Anyways, DeAndre Jordan led the Heat with 17 points to go along with 6 rebounds. He has done a great job of scoring. Ryan Hollins had 5 points and a team lead 8 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe led the Clippers in assists with 6 and added 7 points. If he scores more, I think he can lead the Clippers to many more wins. Blake Griffin didn't have a great night. He only had 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Finally, Chris Paul scored 3 points,2 assists, and 1 rebound. For both Blake Griffin and Chris Paul this was an ugly game. Both teams play again on Sunday. The Clippers have to step up their game, or they won't have a good rest of the season. Miami is doing a great job of scoring without Chris Bosh and Ray Allen.