The Miami Heat ended a three-game skid with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers. The big news is that they got the win with superstar LeBron James fighting through a sore shoulder, and he still almost got a triple double.
Meanwhile, James only attempted six shots in the first half as he dealt with a sore left shoulder.
James, however, did eventually get into a groove and had 21 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds against the 76ers. But he said Bosh’s early boost set the tone on both ends for the Heat, who are battling mental and physical fatigue amid a stretch in which they play 11 of 14 games on the road.
“CB is always the recipient of just being open,” James said of Bosh. “Guys tend to forget about him and he just gets to his comfort level of 15 to 17 feet. When he rolls, he’s doing a little bit of everything now.”
Fortunately for the Heat and James, they play the 76ers on Saturday. The bad news is it is the second leg of a double header and the third game on the road in four days which means James hasn’t had much time to rest, heal and recuperate. He’ll get one day off before another set of back-to-back games and three games in four days.