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Posted By Sean Eckhardt On Mar 15 2011 @ 6:39 am In Miami Heat | No Comments

     60 points.  That is the difference less than two weeks made for the Miami Heat.  DWade and Co. downed the Spurs 110-80 just ten days after losing by 30 to this same team in Texas.  The Heat dominated the game in every aspect.  San Antonio came in with the best record in the NBA, but Monday night belonged to the boys from South Beach.

     Early in the game it was clear what the focus was going to be for the Heat; defense.  They held the Spurs to just 19 points in the first quarter.  It was also another game where Chris Bosh stepped up big.  He shot the ball very well early, played effectively in the post, and finished the night with 30 points and 12 rebounds.  The leader of this game, however, was Dwyane Wade.  It is no secret that this writer has been proclaiming D3 as the bona fide leader of this team and the past week he has been simply the best player in the NBA.  In fact he won the Player of the Week award.  He has been blocking shots, including an awe inspiring one against Tim Duncan, and really setting up Miami on both offense and defense.  There was some excitement in the building, especially when back-to-back fast breaks were finished in thunderous dunks, one by LeBron and one by Wade.  The Heat 3 had some pretty impressive combined stats.  They equalled the 80 points San Antonio scored all by themselves and were a perfect 22-22 from the free-throw line. 

     Miami didn’t dominate this game just because of there stars, the entire team just had more energy than the Spurs, who really looked old.  The Heat won every conceivable part of the game and by a large margin.  This was also the team’s third straight win and second straight by at least 30 points.  That is a nice way to rebound from a five-game losing streak and two of the wins have come against a couple of the elite; the Spurs and Lakers.  South Florida fans should be excited.  They should also watch Wednesday’s game against Oklahoma City with great interest.  The Thunder are far from old and look to be serious threat in the Western Conference.  It will be interesting to see if the Miami defense can make OKC the fourth straight team it holds under 90 points.

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