Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Wade, Heat go cold in South Beach
By ESPN Stats & Information
It was a cold night in Miami as the Heat score a season-low 77 points and drop back-to-back games for the second time this season. Miami is just 4-5 in its last nine games after a promising 4-1 start.
After missing one game with a sprained wrist, Dwyane Wade suffered through the worst shooting night of his career, missing 12 of 13 shots (7.7 percent) from the field and finishing with just three points.
Not only was it the worst performance of his career, his line (1-13 from floor, 1-5 on free throws) was also one of the worst in NBA history.
Only one other player took at least 13 shots from the floor and attempted at least five free throws, and made one or fewer of each: On November 27, 1951, Max Zaslofsky of the Knicks was 1-13 from the floor and 0-5 from the line in an 83-81 loss at the Philadelphia Warriors.
While LeBron James had 25 points to lead all scorers, he got no help from the Heat bench. Miami’s reserves scored a mere four points, the fewest by the team since a two-point effort January 13, 2001 – also in a loss to the Pacers.
After losing leading rebounder Udonis Haslem to a foot injury on Saturday, the Heat struggled to replace the big man’s production on the boards and in the paint Monday night.
Miami’s big men scored a season-low 18 points in the paint and grabbed just 14 percent of missed shots on the offensive end, both of which were well below their season averages entering the game.