Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Wade, James not hot for Heat against Hawks
By ESPN Stats & Info
Playing without Chris Bosh for the first time this season, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined to go 19-of-50 from the floor in the Miami Heat's 93-89 overtime home loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The 50 field goal attempts are the most that Wade and James have combined to take in a game this season.
James took a season-high 30 field goal attempts, but shot just 36.7 percent from the floor. It was the 26th time in his career that James attempted 30 field goals in a game; however, it was the third-worst shooting percentage of his career in a game in which he took at least 30 shots.
Without Bosh on the floor, James also hoisted a season-high 10 three-point field goals, connecting on just two. This season when Bosh is on the court, James has made 40.2 percent of his three-pointers, and just 29.9 percent when Bosh is not on the floor.
The Heat also missed Bosh in their half-court offense. Miami had been shooting a respectable 44.7 percent from the floor (including 49.3 percent by Bosh), but against the Hawks on Tuesday they shot just 34.8 percent (24-69).
One bright spot for the Heat was Joel Anthony. He grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, including eight offensive, but he did not attempt a field goal.
Since the 1967-68 season, Anthony -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau -- is just the third player to grab at least 15 rebounds in a game without attempting a field goal. The others are Wilt Chamberlain (1967-68) and Dennis Rodman, who did it four different times.
The Heat, who have lost a season-high four straight games, are 0-2 at home in games that go into overtime, and 2-0 in road OT games.
Miami and Atlanta combined to miss 47 three-point attempts. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that ties an NBA single-game record done twice before, both in Knicks games (Nov. 25, 2008, vs. the Cavaliers and Feb. 11, 2009, at the Clippers).
Bobcats 83, Bulls 82
In the night's only other game, the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Chicago Bulls for the second time in the last seven days. In fact, the Bobcats' last two wins have come against the Bulls, and Chicago's last two losses have come against Charlotte.
The Bobcats won despite missing all 13 of their three-point field goal attempts. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Charlotte is only the fourth team since the three-point line was implemented prior to the 1979-80 season to win a game despite missing at least all 13 of its three-point field goal attempts.