I hope you have been paying attention to previous posts so last night should not have come as a surprise. Norris Cole is turning out to be Miami’s very own, dare I say it, Rajon Rondo. The quick, crafty, and clutch Cole had 14 of his 20 points in the 4th quarter including 2 key jumpers to keep the Heat up 5 in the final minutes.
Almost everything went right for the Heat in this one. Wade impressed with 4 blocks, LeBron led the team in scoring, Bosh had double figures in rebounding, and the Big 3 combined for 68 points.
Will Norris Cole be in the starting lineup in the Heat’s next game?
I’m going to say yes. He played 11 more minutes than Chalmers yesterday and more importantly, was in the game in the final minutes of the 4th quarter. Mario had 4 points, 3 assists, and 6 turnovers, a dismal performance. However, we saw last year he played much better when coming off the bench behind Mike Bibby. Those numbers shouldn’t continue. Cole had 20 points, 4 assists, and only 3 turnovers.
We all knew his breakout game was coming, we just weren’t sure it would be this soon in the season. Looks like we have a solid PG for the future. Eddy Curry, the center position is calling your name!