With former President Clinton sitting courtside, LeBron put on a show in the second half, but not without some mild controversy. On a defensive play, LeBron landed on two little kids sitting courtside. Tears were shed, but the kids were all smiles when LeBron checked in on them shortly after. No word on whether LeBron made Hedo Turkoglu (one point) cry, however.
Wade is just on another level right now. Wade alone outscored the Magic over the first eight minutes of the game, catching alley-oops from LeBron left and right. Wade had to get his ankle retaped in the locker room after the first quarter, but it didn't slow him down. He's rolling on all cylinders, as evidenced by his block on Howard and multiple dunks.
Bosh just can't seem to snap out of his scoring slump. The scary thing is that the Heat keep rolling even without a nightly 20 points from their star forward. It wasn't all bad on Sunday; Bosh led some fast breaks and had a nice slam that got the fans up on their feet. He'll be content as long as the Heat keep racking up W's.
Are we sure these are the same two teams as the ones that took the floor Feb. 8? The energy from the Heat's defense on Sunday was like night and day from the teams' most recent meeting, considering the Heat surrendered 102 points to the Magic in a rout 11 days ago. Coming from a 6-foot-4 guard, Wade's block on Dwight Howard (one of his three) shouldn't be possible.
This looked nothing like the juggernaut that blitzed the Heat less than two weeks ago, but that's what we've come to expect from this Jekyll-and-Hyde Magic team. When you depend so much of your offense from 3-point land, you're going to get wild results. Howard was kept in check and Hedo Turkoglu barely even showed up. Tough to win that way.