LeBron James was forced to sit out his second-straight game with his karma-fucked ankle, forcing Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to once again play with Mario Chalmers longer than they should be able to.
Wade missed a three-point attempt as regulation expired, as the Heat fell to the Bulls 99-96, giving Miami their third straight loss - their first three-game losing streak since November.
Oh and Chris Bosh had to leave the game with an injured ankle. Seriously, karma needs to knock the shit off already.
Chicago's Derrick Rose scored 34 with 8 assists (incidentally, karma's been dicking with the Heat since 2008 when Miami, who had the best odds of landing the number one overall pick that year, lost the NBA lottery to the Bulls, who eventually selected Rose. Eat a big bowl of shit, karma!)
Dwyane Wade scored 33, including 12 in the fourth quarter where he led the Heat back from a five point deficit. Wade drained a three with 37 seconds remaining in regulation, putting the Heat up 96-95. On the ensuing possession, Rose drove to the basket but missed the shot. The ball careened, and Miami was unable to secure the rebound to seal the win. Instead, Kyle Korver snatched the loose ball and jacked up a three that went down, giving the Bulls the 98-96 lead.
With 4.4 seconds remaining, Wade lost the ball driving in the lane. Chalmers then heaved a three point shot that shockingly did not go down for him. After a Chicago free throw, Wade attempted one last shot to force overtime. D-Wade had a good look, but missed as time expired.
Bosh scored 17 before having his ankle rolled on while diving for a loose ball, forcing him to sit out the entire fourth quarter. Before the injury, Bosh scored 11, leading Miami back from a 14-point deficit.
Bosh told the media afterwards that his ankle injury isn't serious. What is serious is the Heat's sudden losing streak and sudden bout with their best players injuring their ankles.
The Heat have a two day break before return home Tuesday to host Atlanta. Hopefully karma will get it all out of its system by then and we can have the Big Three back on the floor healthy and ready to go.
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Karma needs to be punted in the dick.
Or Mario Chalmers does.
Either one will do just fine.