Miami Heat Lose, Hold Team Meeting
The Dallas Mavericks exposed the Miami Heat’s hole in the middle en route to a 106-95 victory, knocking the Heat to 9-8. “Caron Butler scored a season-high 23 points and Tyson Chandler had 14 points and 17 rebounds as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the visiting Miami Heat 106-95 on Saturday. Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points as the Mavericks (12-4) won their fifth consecutive contest. LeBron James scored 23 points for Miami (9-8), while Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade scored 22 points apiece. Dallas limited Miami to 41.3 percent shooting and James made just 5-of-19 shots.” After the game, the doors to the Heat’s locker room didn’t open for 45 minutes, and Marc Spears tweeted that, “Heat have players only meeting to air out issues after loss to Mavs.” Miami travels to Cleveland this Thursday.