Washington Wizards v Miami Heat Live
Albeit the Wizards’ performance has not been stellar so far, the team around John Wall is still right in the playoff race of the Eastern Conference and the franchise is confident that their young team is going to improve on a monthly basis. Thus, the Washington Wizards will head to Florida where they will meet LeBron James and the Miami Heat on Tuesday at midnight GMT.
When the Heat managed to sign LeBron James and Chris Bosh in the off-season, it was generally accepted belief that the ‘Miami Thrice’ would dominate the NBA for the foreseeable future. Yet, one month into this year’s NBA campaign, Miami is hanging on to a mediocre 8-7 record and far away from where they were hoping to be. One issue has been the need for Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh to put their ego aside and sacrifice their personal success for the well-being of the team. Moreover, the injuries of Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem further limit the Heat’s roster depth and will make things more difficult down the stretch. That said, Dwayne Wade and company should be able to overcome their division rivals from D.C. on Tuesday night if they share the ball at the offensive end of the floor.
You can watch all games of the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat here on www.watchlivenba.com, the home of NBA live streaming.
Posted: 11th November 2009
Even though the Wizards’ fan base was excited about the revamped squad around Gilbert Arenas, things did not go as smoothly as planned. Thus, the Wizards are under considerable pressure to bounce back when the game between Washington and Miami gets underway at American Airlines Arena on Wednesday at 0:30 a.m. GMT.
Albeit the Wizards got off to an impressive win in their season opener versus Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks, they failed to play up to their potential in the following two weeks. More precisely, Washington Wizards posted a mediocre 2-5 record to start the season and is struggling to perform consistently despite a lot of talent on board. Most importantly, their losing streak took place versus fairly average teams, apart from falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers. In fact, it was somewhat surprising that the Wizards had trouble scoring in said losses as they finished each game with 90 points or less. After all, Gilbert Arenas and Brendan Haywood are back from their respective injuries while the acquisition of Mike Miller and Randy Foye should have made things much easier offensively. That said, Gilbert Arenas has been spectacular so far, putting up 25.2 points, 5.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per contest.
In contrast, the Miami Heat have very little to complain about and are hoping to continue their recent upswing. Tied with the Orlando Magic for the second place in the Eastern Conference, Dwayne Wade and company managed to win five out of six and played much better than many experts had anticipated. However, it should be mentioned that Miami was blessed with a fairly easy schedule thus far and only had to face one playoff team in the first two weeks of action. Therefore, it remains to be seen whether their current 5-1 record is representative for the strength of Erik Spoelstra squad. Just like in 2008-09, All-Star guard Dwayne Wade has been the reason for Miami’s success as he led the team with an impressive 28.0 points, 4.8 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.67 steals per game. Looking at the standings, one might be tempted to consider the Heat as favorites to come away with a win on Wednesday night. However, the Wizards have just as much talent on their roster as Miami, but have yet to prove that they can play team oriented basketball. Either way, the audience can expect an exciting game featuring two of the best combo-guards going head-to-head when Gilbert Arenas and Dwayne Wade face each other.
You can watch all games of the Washington Wizards and Miami Heat right here on www.watchlivenba.com, the home of NBA live streaming.
Tags: Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, NBA live, Gilbert Arenas, Brendan Haywood, Erik Spoelstra, Dwayne Wade
Posted: 26th February 2011
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