The Miami Heat were given a huge wake-up call when the Boston Celtics beat them on Thursday night for the second time in nine games. Boston dominated Miami the second time around more than the first, and this time the game was played in South Beach. After the game, Paul Pierce used his Twitter to rag on LeBron James’ announcement on The Decision by tweeting, “It’s been a pleasure to bring my talents to South Beach now on to Memphis.” You won’t hear Pierce claiming his Twitter account was hacked this time.
Every member of the Heat needs to get better, but Chris Bosh has been particularly soft. He looks lost in the Miami offense and frightened on defense. I’m sure he’s unfamiliar with not being “the guy,” but it’s something he, LeBron, and Dwyane Wade are going to have to get used to. Check out this video of Rajon Rondo dunking on Chris Bosh, courtey of YouTube user libogking:
That’s a facial in every sense of the word. Bosh is 6’11”. Rondo is 6’1″. For those of you who failed math, that’s a full 10-inch difference. Yet Bosh just stood there and let Rondo posterize him on his own home court, in front of his own fans. That one play was a microcosm for a team that has lacked toughness through the first nine games it’s been together. Is it time to write the Heat off and say their Big Three experiment was a failure? No one could be that naive. What I will say is that it’s one thing for a team to just not be clicking. It’s another to not even make it look like you’re trying.Google+