LeBron James wasn’t LeBron James last night. He only shot the ball 13 times, and had just 18 points. Dwyane Wade took control over the game, but LeBron clearly was off. Well, he has a pretty good excuse:
So, this isn’t good. If it was up to me, LeBron would be sitting until he feels better. The Heat clearly want to win all of the statement games, but the rest of the regular season will be just be Miami going through the motions. Dwyane Wade is already resting for Miami on back to backs, so LeBron can have a resting buddy.
The Heat will have an extremely tough route to their 4th straight Finals, and health will be crucial to their chances. The offense has looked good, as they have scored 100 points in all 6 games this season. They will be battling health, lethargic attitudes, and miles this season. This may not be a big deal, but it is certainly something to watch. LeBron is downplaying it as much as he can.