Late in the fourth quarter, with the game tied at 91, LeBron James thought it was finally time for him to shoot one, so he shot one.
That one shot ended up being the game-winner in the Heat’s 93-91 much-needed victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night. The win improves the Miami Heat to a 48-21 record, who are now two games behind the Indiana Pacers — who they’ll face Wednesday night.
James finished with 32 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win. Chris Bosh finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and the game-clinching block as the Blazers’ Damian Lillard attempted the game-tying floater as time expired. It wasn’t the prettiest of wins for the Heat this season, and they didn’t exactly cure all their troubles with this one nail-bitting win — after all, they did blow a double-digit fourth quarter lead — but it certainly stopped the bleeding — at least momentarily.
The Heat have lost 7 of their last 12 games, dating back to March 4. Next up for the back-2-back defending champs is the Indiana Pacers.
Should. Be. Fun.