Heat lose to Hornets 93-87 in overtime

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waDe

Hialeah, FL

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#21
Apr 8, 2009
 
Wade knows this team isn't going far in the playoffs...why kill yourself?
Just get the scoring title and chill til 2010.
Frank

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#22
Apr 8, 2009
 
He didn't look tired or slow. He looked like he knew he blew it. Not taking anything away from him, but unless he changes his foul shooting routine, he can't be counted to close out a game. Very rarely he is able to make all his free-throws in a game, and the problem is that there are too many moving parts to his routine.

He reminds me of Glenn Rice, who had the same problem. Great free-throw shooting during the game, but don't put him there to hit technicals or with the game on the line. Wade can make the instinctive shots, but once he thinks, he starts exagerating his move and the result is a clang off the back rim.
Dukie

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#25
Apr 8, 2009
 
I agree, Wade you are one of the best and the Heat will be helpless without you. However, as for last night, you should man up and shut up! The refs gave you a chance to ice the game, and you blew it! Get over it! Don't choke next time and there will be no reason to lose your composure. Take note from a soon to be Hall of Famer (Jordon), He would have nailed those three throws merely because the game was on the line. Kobe might have made those as well. In short, you have only yourself to blame, not the refs.
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#27
Apr 8, 2009
 
Do you mind, guys if I blame Wade for this loss. I'm not talking about free throw. I'm talking about last possession of the game when His Honesty lost the ball and was trying to blame whole world and was ejected. It become the norm of his behavior.
Man, we do not need another celebrity in our roster. We need hard working(playing) guy. Just for this, he does not deserve MVP status.
BocaBob

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#28
Apr 8, 2009
 
Wade for all his greatness really looked a little off last night. Sloppy passing leading to numerous Hornets points off turnovers. I don't know that Wade at the line in the closing seconds is such a good idea. His free throw % isn't that great, and he is seemingly "choking" a bit in those situations. He is still a phenomenal player.
BocaBob

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#29
Apr 8, 2009
 
O'neil does suck.
Will

Port Saint Lucie, FL

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#30
Apr 8, 2009
 
ohhh soo now everyone wats to talk about how sorry the Heat are and how sorry the players have become...lemme see...we were down by 13 late in the 3rd....and came back..most of u thouhgt we were gonna get blowed out after the halftime score....ohh and how come no one wants to congradulate Wade on that and1 and a 3 to tie it up in the OT period?!? yea....exactly!!
Welsh Gator

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#31
Apr 8, 2009
 
bs finish
The People of Florida

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#32
Apr 10, 2009
 
The Hornet''s didn't ruin the game, lazy defense, to many TO and a crucial miss free throw are the reasons, meaning that the Heat ruin the game.

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