Heat vs Clippers: What we learned

Nov 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Willie Green (34) pressures Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second quarter at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Dwyane Wade scored 11 of his game-high 29 points in the fourth quarter to propel his Miami Heat past the Los Angeles Lakers 102-97 on Thursday night.

LeBron was his usual self, contributing in a myriad of ways, finishing with 18 points, five rebounds and six assists. Chris Paul was limited to 11 points and 12 assists on 3 for 11 shooting. Blake Griffin snagged 14 rebounds in the midst of his 27 points.

But the bigger issue at hand is what we “learned” from the game. In other words, what can we take away? Not sure if we could, but we gave it a shot.


Dwyane Wade can still show FLASHes of brillianceWade finished with 29 points, seven assists and four rebounds. The dude can still fill up a stat sheet and carry his team, when healthy. Right now, he looks right. 

Blake Griffin’s dunks don’t break Twitter anymoreEarlier in his career, this dunk would’ve shutdown Twitter for a good 10 minutes. However, it seems that this has become the norm for Griffin. It’s like we expect at least one a game. Sad.

 LeBron James is human. BarelyThis is probably something we should monitor. 

 For whatever reason, the Clippers aren’t coming together as quickly as I thought they wouldRight now, they’re just 3-3 and have some bad losses to the Lakers and Orlando. Meh. 

Michael Beasley isn’t ready…yetFor whatever reason, Miami coach Eric Spoelstra still isn’t calling Beasley’s number for meaningful minutes. Though, I’m sure there’s going to be a point during the season when he does. It’s just not right now. Soon. Hang in there, Easy Money.

Topics: Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, NBA

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