Any thoughts about the undermanned Bulls giving the Heat a real run this series have pretty much dissipated now. Too little firepower, too much LeBron. And Norris Cole. Miami took 2-1 control of the 7-Gamer with a 104-94 decision last night, spearheaded by LBJ’s 25, 8, 7 and 2, and Norris Cole’s supportive 18 points, including 3 for 3 from downtown, off the bench. Dwyane Wade provided a quiet 10, 4 and 5.
Show of hands — who here expected the Warriors, in the friendly and WWE crowd-like confines of Oracle Arena, to run the Spurs off the floor in Game 3? Yeah, they didn’t. Tony Parker stuck the knife in the Warriors and their fans early with shot after shot (25 points in the first half) to finish with 32 on the night and a 102-92 San Antonio win. That’s a 2-1 series lead now for the Spurs who, if coach Gregg Popovich has his way, will try to execute the same strategy in Game 4 on Sunday.
All the kicks of note from the top performers in last night’s NBA Playoff action ahead. Watch for DWade’s Li-Ning WoW Encore/Low double take, Ray’s Bred XX8s, and Klay Thompson’s GSW Hyperdunks. Good stuff.