The Heat were demolished by the San Antonio Spurs, 111-87 on Thursday night to drop their record to 43-16 on the season.
For the Heat, Chris Bosh led the way with 24 points, to go along with seven rebounds. LeBron James finished with 19 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Dwyane Wade added 16 points and seven assists.
For the Spurs, Tim Duncan led with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Tony Parker added 17 points. Boris Diaw finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
Outside of Bosh, this could have very well been the Heat’s worst performance of the season. By no surprise, it also coincides with one of James’ worst offensive performances as well. A 58% shooter on the season, James shot just 6-18 from the field and seemed to be bothered by the Spurs’ suffocating defense that took away his basket drives. He settled for the jump shot all night and it betrayed him.
In addition to James’ poor offensive showing, the entire team put on a horrible defensive performance. Allowing 111 points to a team of the Spurs caliber isn’t a bad thing, but it is when the majority of those points came in the paint and at the rim. The Heat’s blitzing of pick-and-rolls was taken advantage of time and time again, and the Heat could never recover.
The Heat’s next game is scheduled for Sunday, as they travel to Chicago to take on the Bulls (34-20). The tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 pm.