On Saturday night, the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Miami Heat 105-95.
For the Heat, it was their seventh loss in their last 11 games.
Most pundits don’t seem all that worried. After all, the Heat are still 47-21 and have all but wrapped up the #2 seed.
However, the Heat will likely have to travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers in a rematch of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals if there is a game 7.
Heat star LeBron James has taken notices and is sick of the excuses used to describe the Heat’s play.
“It’s too many excuses; everything is an excuse,” James bristled as he rushed through his postgame session with reporters before fleeing the locker-room scene as other Miami players were still showering via Mike Wallace of ESPN.com. “We do something wrong, it’s an excuse. We don’t get a stop, it’s an excuse. We turn the ball over, it’s an excuse. What we’re doing right now ain’t good enough.”
James, who is averaging 26.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game, and his Heat will be back in action Monday night when they host the Portland Trail Blazers.