These things have a way of coming back to haunt you, Mike: “Beasley said some remarkably foolish things Tuesday about how the Charlotte Bobcats ‘stole’ a game in Miami and that if his team showed up focused Wednesday, ‘it should be an easy win.’ Easiest win in Bobcats history – a 104-65 laugher that completed a 6-0 homestand. The victory also moved the Bobcats (21-19) past the Heat (21-20) and into fifth place in the Eastern Conference. Yes, Beasley’s quotes to South Florida media were passed on to the Bobcats by the coaching staff. It would have been nearly impossible to miss them, considering the leafleting in each player’s cubicle. ‘I kind of laughed at that, smiled over it. But it was in the back of my mind the whole game,’ Bobcats point guard Raymond Felton said of Beasley’s boast. ‘Maybe he didn’t mean it the way it sounded, but it definitely pumped us up.”’
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