Heat Clinch Playoff Berth With 16th Consecutive Home Win
Weirdly enough, the Miami Heat only play like a bag of shit on the road, because they remain as dominant as ever at home. LeBron James dropped a season-high 41 points -- 15 in the fourth quarter -- as the Heat took down the Philadelphia 76ers 99-93 last night, winning their 16th straight home game and earning themselves a playoff spot.
With opposing teams treating Joel Anthony like the fat kid on the playground, Erik Spoelstra shook things up and started Ronny Turiaf at center over Anthony. And the plan seemed to work. Turiaf and LeBron were able to execute some nifty pick and rolls against Philadelphia. Turiaf also scored six points and was aggressive on both ends of the floor. He still shoots free throws like he's tossing baby turtles into the air, but Turiaf made a strong case for keeping the starting job over Anthony until he eventually starts to blow ass and Spoelstra has to change shit around again. Until then, however, Turiaf looks like the starting center for your Miami Heat.
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