Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Jeff Green hit a game winning three-pointer over LeBron James as time expired to hand the Miami Heat a loss at home. The Boston Celtics won 111-110. It’s rare that you see the Heat losing at home and they made plenty of mistakes leading to this disappointing loss. LeBron James was questionable to play before the game due to ongoing back discomfort. “Im not 100 percent; my back is not where I want it to be,” James said. “But I could still be effective. I thought I was tonight. I just didn’t make enough plays to help us win,” according to the Associated Press. Despite LeBron’s back problems he still played a good game. James had 25 points and 10 assists. With his solid performance you would hope that Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade would help him out and they did. Bosh played a solid game scoring 20 points and Wade finished with 18 points. When you look at the numbers the Heat didn’t play a bad game but some key mistakes were made and if you watched the game you know exactly what I’m talking about. The Heat is a mature and experienced team. LeBron and Wade have been to many finals and have played a lot of games. You never would’ve thought that Wade would make the mistake he made which was deliberately miss his second free throw with 0.6 seconds left. The shot would’ve put the Heat up by two points so I see what Wade was thinking but he missed the rim and no time went off the clock. His plan backfired and I bet he won’t do it again because it cost them the game giving the Celtics an opportunity to get a play set up. Green made the shot over LeBron after the pass was launched across the floor which never should’ve happened. The Heat should’ve never been in this position to begin with. The Boston Celtics are young and in a rebuilding stage so they shouldn’t be able to run with the Heat. Miami led the game but let it go when it mattered most. They need to do better as a team. The intensity needs to be there for the entire game. It’s either they come out weak and have to fight back from a double digit deficit, or they start out hot and let up. This is a reoccurring theme that I’ve noticed. They start out slow against sub-par teams and start out hot against contenders. This is proven by the Bulls, Nets, 76ers, and Clippers games. Miami needs to be more consistent with their mentality. They need to enter every game with the mindset that no matter who they play, they’ll get the best from that team. This is what happens when every team in the league wants to knock you out and take what you have. I know Miami realizes this but they need to regroup and start playing like a championship team almost every game if not every game. I know it’s hard to play at the level of intensity every game but they may have to. It’s early in the season, that’s why I’m not worried. It will take time for the Heat to completely get back into their groove but it needs to happen soon. Coach Erik Spoelstra will have them ready for when it matters but as of now Miami is giving teams a lot of confidence by the way they’re playing. LeBron needs to get back to 100 percent, Wade needs to stay healthy, and Bosh needs to continue to put up numbers and grab rebounds. With the “Big 3” working together the rest of the team will fall into place. The Heat’s next game is Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks’.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Gronk reads erotica, sings Katy Perry at SB Media Day

Governor donates $10K to UNM hoops star’s cancer charity

U.S. Soccer: Hope Solo needs to do 'number of things' to return

K.J. Wright: Targeting injured players 'unacceptable'

Five reasons the Patriots will win the Super Bowl


Five reasons the Seahawks will win the Super Bowl

Bill Simmons fires a shot at ESPN colleague Ray Lewis

Which teams are most squarely on the bubble?

Tiger Woods: 'There was blood everywhere' after tooth incident

Jerry Rice: Asterisk needed if Patriots win Super Bowl

Pete Carroll ok with Robert Kraft despite Patriots firing

One of Tom Brady's ‘treats’ is avocado ice cream

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Tiger on wearing mask: ‘Not a lot of brown dudes at ski races’

Putting the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pieces together

Brodeur to retire immediately and join Blues front office

Michael Bennett talks about sex superstition, calls reporter gay

As Patriots prepare, it's easy to forget about Hernandez

Marcus Mariota's younger brother will play at Oregon

Marshawn Lynch on Media Day: 'I'm here so I won't get fined'

Ranking all 48 Super Bowls

'Goodell Must Go' mobile banners heading to Phoenix

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Does MLB need more offense in the modern game?

Re-ranking the Top 25: exposing the biggest flaws

Putting the Cavs’ pieces together

Super Bowl XLIX: Key people to know

Ranking all 48 Super Bowls

Bill Simmons fires a shot at Ray Lewis

NFL pushing CFP to change schedule

Can Yanks not pay A-Rod his bonuses?

Petition started to remove Pats from SB

On John Wall's adidas J Wall 1 NYC All-Star Edition

NFL approved Pats' under-inflated balls?

Six best Super Bowl coaches of all-time

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.