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Back by popular demand! Just in case you didn’t know. Maybe you didn’t hear about it, you’ve been away a long time. They didn’t go up there and tell you. They didn’t go up there and tell you the Brass Bonanza Award is given to the week’s biggest loser. Brass Bonanza was the Hartford Whalers fight song. Need I say more? This weeks winners, er losers, are the Miami Heat. Hooray Heat!
To say the Miami Heat have problems closing out ball games is like the Black Knight saying, “Tis but a scratch!” Look, you stupid bastards. You’ve got no arms left! Indeed, it appears the Miami Heat have no arms left. Had no arms last night. No arms and no heart. Last night the Heat frittered away a 24-point lead. They were outscored by runs of 18-0 and 40-9 by the Orlando Magic when it counted. Only one other NBA team has lost a game after leading by 24-or-more points this season. Only the Detroit Pistons. If you think that’s bad, just wait, it gets worse.
This was not the first time the Heat has lost a game in which it led by 20-or-more points this season. If you remember, back in Novemeber, they squandered a 22-point lead in dropping a 116-114 decision to the Jazz. Miami and Detroit are the only NBA teams to have lost a pair of games after having leads of 20-or-more points this season. If you think that’s bad, just wait, it gets worse. Both of those Heat’s losses were at home. At home! That makes them only the third NBA team in the last 10 seasons to lose two home games in one season in that manner. You can’t expect to win a championship like that.
You can’t expect to win a championship like this either: Miami has won only five of 17 games decided by five-or-fewer points this season. That yields a winning percentage of .294, tying them with Philadelphia (also 5-12) for second-lowest in the league in such games, ahead of only Minnesota (4-12, .250). Egads man!
This team has yet to find its way at the end of games. At the end of a Bulls game during the Michael Jordan era, who was taking the money shot? Damn skippy. At the end of a Sixers game during the Charles Barkley era, who was taking the money shot? Damn skippy. Big players take big shots. Paul Pierce, Kobe Bryant and so on. Like my main man Al Capone always says, “A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have enthusiasms. Enthusiasms, enthusiasms. A man stands alone at the plate. This is the time for what? For individual achievement. There he stands alone.” Nobody on this Heat team wants to stand alone. For that, they get the Brass Bonanza:
Peace out homies. Six Two and even!