by Peter Walsh / @goinginsquad
Miami is playing on another level and won their ninth straight game in a drubbing of the Bulls. LeBron was lights out from the field again, shooting 11-15 for 26 points to go along with 12 boards and 7 dimes. As good as Miami was offensively, they were even better on defense. The Heat held the Bulls to a season-low 67 points, allowed Chicago to shoot just 37.3 percent from the field and forced 26 turnovers. After a 13-0 run in the second quarter, this one was already over as the Heat overwhelmed the Bulls on their home floor. DWade finished with 17 points, 8 board and 5 assists and Ray Allen scored 11 off the bench. Nate Robinson led the bulls with 14 points.
It’s a shame that Tony Parker is never going to win a regular season MVP award because he has been tremendous this season. Parker was unstoppable last night during San Antonio’s beat down on the Clippers and the Parisian finished with 31 points on 12-16 shooting, 7 dimes and 0 turnovers in 28 minutes of play while outplaying his point guard counterpoint, Chris Paul. Over the last five games, Parker has been averaging 29 points and 9 assists and will hopefully at least garner some attention for his play with MVP votes. The Spurs led wire-to-wire and were up by as many as 34 and this one was a laugher for much of the way. Danny Green scored 15 points and dropped 7 dimes. Blake Griffin scored 17 points and grabbed 8 boards and Matt Barnes scored 18 off the bench.