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.
LeBron on end: "it was time for me to shoot one."
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) March 25, 2014
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.