Were you a witness to the dual of superstars last evening in Miami?
Last evening Lebron James got the better of fellow stud Dwayne Wade. Lebron’s Cavs escaped by the slimmest of margins 92 to 91 and continue to play great basketball. It was a very entertaining game that once again proved the importance of free throws.
Wade missed two crucial free throws with a little over 40 seconds left in the game. Lebron hit two big time free throws with 4 seconds left in the game. Game over Cavs win. Well not exactly. Following Lebron’s free throws, Wade still had a chance to give his team the victory in a one on one iso situation with the King. The King told Coach Brown that he did not want to double on Wade and that he would check the guy himself.
Wade got a decent look, but it is never easy to hit a shot with the King staring you down and in your face. The shot bricked off the iron and the Cavs left Miami as victors. Now without question people think a guy like Lebron is head and shoulders better than D Wade. In my opinion, that is not the case. Dwayne Wade is a phenomenal player who just happens to have played for a team with a weak supporting cast since he captured the title with Shaq Diesel years ago. Not to mention he has dealt with many injuries due to his very up tempo and intense style of play.
I mean look at the stat line last evening. Dwayne Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, and a block. The King had 32 points, 9 assists, 4 assists, and a steal. That is pretty darn close.
If Wade would have hit his free throws last evening, his team probably would have won the game and he would have won the dual with the King. Unfortunately for him, both free throws went in and out, and his team lost by one. It is never easy to beat the King.
Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.