The game of basketball is not important than what is right for the Miami Heat, and they let the world know that by posting a picture on Twitter and writing on their shoes in honor of Trayvon Martin. Although the team had a lot on their mind, the Miami Heat (35-11) defeated the Detroit Pistons (16-31) at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Friday night.
The Heat came out dominating, leading by as much as 26 during the game. Miami got a great game from LeBron James, who had 17 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals, and Dwyane Wade, who had 24 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals. They have both really adapted really well to playing with each other and are filling up the stat sheet every night.
Chris Bosh had 15 points and 9 rebounds, going 4-10 from the field, but a perfect 7-7 from the line. Shane Battier added 9 points on 4-8 shooting and Udonis Haslem chipped in with 8 points. Meanwhile, the Heat’s point guards continue to be in a slump. Mario Chalmers had only 3 points on 1-7 shooting and Norris Cole had 2 points on 1-6 shooting.
Ronny Turiaf also made his Heat debut tonight, wearing the number 21 for Miami. He shot 2-2 from the floor with 4 points, 4 rebounds and a steal. Turiaf played 11 minutes in a great debut for his new team.
Detroit was led by Florida-native Brandon Knight, who had 18 points. Tayshaun Prince added 11 and Ben Gordon added 10. Greg Monroe was active, but did not play very much. Prince played the most minutes for Detroit with only 33.
This was a good win for Miami and now they will get to set until they head to Oklahoma City to face the number one team in the league, the Thunder.
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