LeBron James Called Loss to Bulls ‘One of the Worst Feelings I’ve Had’

by April 13, 2012

The Miami Heat suffered a tough overtime loss in Chicago last night, and an emotional LeBron James appeared to take it the hardest. Reports the Miami Herald and Daily Herald: “This one hurt. You could see it on LeBron James’ face. He was fighting back his emotions, pausing to collect himself before speaking, after [Thursday] night’s 96-86 loss the Bulls at United Center. ‘It hurts,’ James said. ‘As a team, we felt like we played well. We gave ourselves a chance to win…but they pretty much dominated the overtime.’ The Bulls outscored the Heat 12-2 in the extra period. James said the Heat was spent emotionally after C.J. Watson drained a difficult three-pointer to tie the game with 2.2 seconds left. It appeared that either LeBron or Shane Battier left Watson alone. Both players were helping triple-team Kyle Korver, who was 5 of 6 from three-point range for the game. The Heat’s Big 3 scored 71 points (30 from James; 21 from Wade; 20 from Bosh) but Miami didn’t have the depth to contend for the Bulls’ bench. Chicago’s reserves outscored the Heat’s 47-7. The Heat is 13-10 since the All-Star break and 1-8 on the road since then against teams in the playoff hunt. […] ‘This is one of the worst feelings I’ve had in the regular season this year,’ James told reporters in Miami’s locker room.”