Last Week’s Record – 3-0 (13-3 Overall)
Monday vs Phoenix – Win (107-02)
Pregame headlines revolved around Michael Beasley taking on his former team, but the former No. 2 overall pick had just eight points. Although he did have the last laugh as the Miami Heat ran away with a 107-92 victory.
Earlier this year, LeBron James put up 39 points off just 18 field goals against Dallas, but turns out he could do even better. James put in a 35 point master class while shooting just 14 FGs (career low while scoring 35 points) as he and Dwyane Wade combined against for 56 points. The scary thing is he’s still not satisfied and could possibly do even better as he told Sun Sport’s Jason Jackson, “I’m almost there” – wherever there is- suggesting there’s still more to come.
In addition to terrorising the Phoenix defense, King James was a menace on the defensive end of the court as he finished the game with a steal and sick chasedown block on P.J. Tucker.
Chris Andersen did his best impression of James with a chase down block of his own as he spiked Marcus Morris’ lay-up attempt against the backboard, which led to a Wade lay-up on the other side. Later on in the game, Morris’ brother, Markieff, felt his twin’s pain when he had his jumpshot stuffed by 38-year-old Ray Allen.
With Mario Chalmers missing (Hip Flexor), Wade tapped into playmaking reserve and he finished the game with a season high 12 dimes. Three of those dimes went to Ray Allen as the great shooter of all time added 9 straight points from beyond the arc in the third quarter.
However, for all highlights and pizzazz during the game, perhaps this contest will be remembered more for Dwayne Wade’s cartwheel video bomb during LeBron’s post-game interview. Check this out.