Kyra Sedgwick is normally “The Closer.”
Her show was not on TNT last night. LeBron James’ was. He was the closer for Miami in their NBA Eastern Conference Series Game 2 with Chicago. Heat 85-75. Series 1-1. Everyone’s talents head to South Beach now.
Miami gets knocked for being a two-man team. Dwyane Wade and James.
OK. How many “men” are Chicago’s team? You have the MVP of the league, Derrick Rose…and then…hmmm….ummm. Just sayin’. Back to the game…
Wade exploded for 17 points in the first half. James scored 9 in the final 4 1/2 minutes. And…a Udonis Haslem sighting – 23 minutes, 13 points and 5 rebounds. I don’t know how his foot – injured almost all year – feels this morning…but if he can play on it the rest of the Playoffs like he did last night Miami is confident they can counter Chicago crashing the boards as they had been for all of Game 1…and the start of last evening’s encounter. That had been the Heat’s biggest problem in the opener…the second and third chances Chicago created on offense. Boston was the worst possible team Miami could have defensively “prepared” against prior to meeting Chicago when it comes to your opponent creating multiple offensive opportunities.
Yet, Rose is the league’s MVP primarily because if he’s not spectacular, the Bulls often sputter badly. The main reason he won the award is because he put the whole organization and city on his back and carried it to a truly remarkable regular season.
Derrick had a bad game shooting last night, 7 of 23. Chicago shot 34% overall.
How many Bulls?