Timberwolves Get Burned By Wade, LeBron and the Heat
Miami's trio of stars scorched through another opponent, this time the Minnesota Timbewolves; LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh spent most of the 2nd Half on the bench soaking up a 30+ point lead built up by a dominating first three quarters of offensive firepower. Even with James and Wade still learning to develop chemistry and play off of each other, the rest of the league had better watch out.
LeBron finished with 20 points and a more impressive 12 assists, while Wade thrived at his new off-the-ball role with a game-high 26 points. Miami was a collective +31 when LeBron was on the floor. But as the game went on, the Heat put forth a dynamic showing. It's not just LeBron or Wade. It's not only Chris Bosh. It's the role players. It's Eddie House and James Jones coming off the bench to knock-down open jumpers. It's Udonis Haslem's energy and defensive prowess and Zydrunas Ilgauskas' quality minutes. Granted the Heat were playing the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves, a franchise in disarray over the past few seasons, but Miami managed to hold their opponent to under 40% from the field, while they scorched the nets shooting nearly 60% from the field.