April 2, 2013 at 9:54 AM #50337
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Depth Another Key To Heat’s Success With One Of The Best Secondary Scoring Groups In NBA
Lebron James is the most dominant player in the NBA. Dwyane Wade is pretty good too. With both James and Wade out for a game against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night, the Miami Heat rallied for an improbable 88-86 win as a number of their secondary scorers stepped up to make a major statement. Chris Bosh led the way with a game-high 23 points and nine rebounds, while Norris Cole, Mike Miller, and Ray Allen combined for 39 points, with each of those three players hitting double-digit scoring totals. The win over the Spurs in what many considered a potential NBA Finals preview before it was learned that Lebron and Wade wouldn’t play is particularly impressive, and another online betting reason to believe the Heat have the best group of secondary scorers in the association.
The online sports betting numbers are ridiculous. An NBA-best 58 wins including a string of 27-straight that set a franchise record. The fifth-highest scoring average in the NBA and the sixth-best points per game allowed as one of the best pure illustrations of his team’s ability at both ends of the floor. Three future Hall of Fame players, and that is not including Chris Bosh. Championship or no championship, what we are witnessing with this year’s Heat is one of the best teams in the history of the game, and beyond the guys that get all of the attention this team is also very deep.
With Lebron and Wade dominating the basketball, it isn’t like those secondary scorers have had the chance to steal the sports betting headlines with their play. Bosh is averaging 16.6 points per game and 6.7 rebounds, and while his scoring average is enough that he would lead some other teams in scoring, it doesn’t get much attention. Allen isn’t the player he once was, but he is still a future Hall of Fame scorer that can knock down shots from anywhere on the floor, and he will have something to prove come playoff time. Shane Battier has been the consummate leader and a tough defender all over the floor, while Mario Chalmers has really stepped up his play while sharing the floor with some of the best players in the NBA. The addition of Chris Anderson will help when Miami has to go big, while Rashard Lewis and Cole can contribute when called upon.
The online sportsbook stage is set for Miami to make another deep playoff run and defend its title. However, while Lebron and Wade continue to dominate, it’s important to recognize and remember that this Heat team also has one of the best groups of secondary scorers and bench players in the NBA, and that those players will play a big role as Miami takes aim at a second-consecutive championship trophy. For all of the latest NBA news and betting odds, be sure to check out the best online betting sites.
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