How do you calm down a Miami Heat late-quarter run? By hitting your own shot to end the quarter. This is what Luke Ridnour did as he knocked down this buzzer-beater at the end of the first quarter against Miami.
Unfortunately for Ridnour, that was his only basket of the game, playing three minutes in the first half. Expected to be a pivotal player for a franchise that was on the verge of making the playoffs for the first time in years, Ridnour hasn’t exactly stuck out during his tenure with the Charlotte Bobcats, losing playing time to the likes of Gary Neal, a player he was dealt with in a mid-season trade with the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Charlotte Bobcats are currently down 60-66 to the Miami Heat. A loss tonight would mean the club goes down 0-2 in the series headed back to Charlotte. And with Al Jefferson combatting a foot injury that has taken a major blow to his offensive and defensive game, their odds aren’t looking too good. The sweep is in play.