Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 10/24/13
The Miami Heat looked determined last night as they beat the New Orleans Pelicans. Yes, I said the Pelicans. The Pelicans actually were undefeated coming into this preseason match up compared to Miami having two losses. The Pelicans came out firing shots and were making most of them being led by Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis. The Pelicans were leading at halftime but LeBron James and Dwyane Wade had to show the young Pelicans who runs the league. Wade and LeBron kept the Heat in the game and then gave them the lead. Chris Bosh also played well which made the “Big 3” for the Heat look dominate. This was LeBron’s best preseason performance as he was 10 for 17 from the field scoring 27 points, grabbing three rebounds, and adding one assist. LeBron keeps proving that he can do whatever he wants on the court and that should continue to send every team in the league a message that it won’t be easy knocking “King James” off his throne.  Wade looked great and also played his best game this preseason. I can’t tell you if he’s 100 percent but he’s moving around quick, cutting to the basket, playing good defense, and just overall being active. A healthy Wade is a better Miami Heat team. Wade was 10 for 17 from the field scoring 25 points. He also had seven assist and two rebounds. Chris Bosh did his job. He put up enough points and grabbed a lot of rebounds. Bosh only scored 14 points but he grabbed nine rebounds and had seven assists. The Heat needs Bosh to continue to be active on the boards, especially on nights when LeBron and Wade are scoring over 25 points each. The “Big 3” combined for 66 points last night. If they can keep this up consistently throughout the season, and mainly during the playoffs, what team can beat them? Throughout all of the excitement last night, the highlight of the game wasn’t one of LeBron’s dunks or Wades fade away jumpers, it was Greg Oden. Greg Oden is back! He only made a small appearance with  four minutes of playing time which is adding more suspense on how healthy he is but he looked fit. Oden was 1 for 1 and grabbed two rebounds. His two points came from a dunk which was his first time being in a game since December 2009. According to the associated press, Oden said “It was only a couple minutes, but it was what I needed, what I can handle right now and, you know, small baby steps.” If Oden can get healthy, and get back to his top game, the Heat will be dangerous. The Heat has the best bench in the league; with Michael Beasley, Oden, Norris Cole, Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslem, and of course Ray Allen. Ray hit three straight 3s in the fourth quarter just to show that he still can shoot. The final score was 108-95 and the Heat will play the Brooklyn Nets again Friday night in the AmericanAirlines Arena.
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