Found January 13, 2012 on Next Impulse Sports:
Last year Miami often struggled in the 4th quarter of games, and Lebron tended to disappear.  And this year?  Same story.  Through 11 games so far the Heat have scored 95 more points than their opponents.  But in the 4th quarter and overtime, the Heat have been outscored by 28 points.  They have lost 3 games this season: On Jan. 2 at home vs Atlanta, Miami led 71-67 through 3 quarters, but ended up losing 100-92.  On Tuesday at Golden State they blew a 17 point lead before losing in overtime.  And in L.A. on Wednesday, the Heat went over 11 minutes without a field goal down the stretch in their loss to the Clippers.  Even when Miami beat Boston at home back on Dec. 27, they still let a 20 point lead dwindle down to 3 before hanging on for the victory.  It’s the same pattern we saw all last season; the Heat can run up and down and blow people off the floor for 3 quarters.  But in the final minutes the game slows down, and their offense has no idea what to do. And how about Lebron?  ...
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