LeBron James, Miami Heat Seal the Deal with Win over Bucks to Sweep

The Miami Heat have grown weary of the shenanigans they must put up with in the first round.

In 2011, it was a young motivated Philadelphia 76ers that staved off a sweep with an improbable Game 4 victory. In 2012, it was a New York Knicks team that shot their way into a two-point Game 4 win to avoid the sweep.

This time around, the Heat wanted their week-long rest.

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Miami Heat Use Another Late Run to Defeat Bucks, Lead 3-0

Who am I to complain? The Miami Heat are playing the exact brand of basketball that’s going to hurt, and hurt badly, when there isn’t a significant enough run to comeback or when the opponent is better than the 38-44 Milwaukee Bucks.

But who am I to complain when the Heat are now a game away from their first sweep in the ‘Big Three’ era following their 104-91. For the third time in as many games, the Heat flirted with the Bucks a little too long before actually sealing the deal.

A 13-point Miami Heat victory was a ten-point Bucks lead late in the first quarter. At one point, the Bucks were up by eight with less than a minute remaining in the first half.

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Miami Heat Winning, Even without the Aid of their Shooters

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The Miami Heat are one of the few teams in the league that can rely heavily on their jump shooters, yet somehow live without the risk of becoming too dependent upon seemingly low-percentage jumpers.

According to SynergySports, 25 percent of the Heat’s offense stemmed from spot-up opportunities. Miami ranked first in the league on spot-ups, garnering 1.08 points per possession, shot 43 percent overall, and converted 42 percent of their 1,174 three-point opportunities on the season.

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Miami Heat: Christopher Bosh Stars in “Adventures of Christopher Bosh in the Multiverse”

There have been beautiful and terrible things to come out of the internet.

This is one of the beautiful things. It’s a hodgepodge, technicolor, acid-trip nightmare of clip-art, piss-poor animation, and All-Star power forward Chris Bosh saving the world from an evil sorceress in the multiverse.

There are many questions. First off, who made this? Who has been surviving off of drinking bleach and codeine long enough to create something like this?

Was it created as a maniacal and mind-numbing way to explain Chris Bosh’s postseason injury and Mike Miller’s sudden surge in Game 5 of last year’s NBA Finals? Or was somebody already making it, then watched the Finals, and simply put the pieces in place?

Also, for something that appears to be colored and drawn by that little girl from ‘The Hills Have Eyes’, the animation on Mike Miller is excellent. They have him down to a science, even adding the gums that separate his top lip and teeth.

They even throw in the homeless guy who had his face chewed off as a hero. Naturally, the aftermath of his face looked like a close-up of pizza.

Oh, and Eric Reid and Tony Fiorentino? This is obviously done by a fan of the Heat. They nailed Fiorentino’s slurred Brooklyn accent and the possibility that he is on hard drugs during telecasts.

All of this and I have gotten into Miller being possessed by a werewolf, a dolphin with abs and Spanx with a knife that rides on roller-skates, a villain who I’m pretty sure is the same villain from Power Rangers, and the scrawl on the top of the Heat scoreboard reading “GOOD JOB MIAMI HEAT”.

Miami Heat Start off With a Bang, Beat up on Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1

If Brandon Jennings wants his dreams of a six-game upset of the number one seed Miami Heat, his Milwaukee Bucks will now need to beat their opponent twice at home following a 110-87 loss.

Miami lost four games at home all year. History leads you to believe the Heat are not going to fall to the Milwaukee Bucks in four of the next five games.

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Miami Heat: LeBron James 2012-’13 Season Rivals All-Time Greats

As the buzzer sounds to conclude another Miami Heat victory, eyes immediately shift to the final box score to take one more look at an otherwise typical LeBron James’ statline.

24 points on 12 shots, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 turnovers, and 1 steal in 34 minutes, 51 seconds of playing time.

Rinse and repeat. Another game concludes and James is left with another robust line that only he can achieve on a consistent basis. He’s the only player averaging 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists per game and he just finished sixth in field-goal percentage, finishing with a mythic .565 field-goal percentage.

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Miami Heat Exact Revenge, Defeat Depleted Chicago Bulls for 64th Win

For a game that meant nothing to theĀ  Miami Heat, there was an awful lot of meaningful pushing, shoving, and talking for it to be looked at as another regular-season game.

Not when it’s against these Chicago Bulls. Even without Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, and Richard Hamilton, the Bulls were able to keep the game close until the final minutes. Even after Miami built up a 15-point lead in the second quarter, Chicago was supported by a secession of Nate Robinson jumpers to cut the halftime lead to two.

But like any other player who is going to rely on contested jumpers, Robinson went cold and the Heat remained hot to pull away for a 105-93 victory. Miami moves to 64-16 in the season and evened the season-series to two apiece with the Bulls.

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