Miami Heat Index: Miami Blows Another One In Minnesota

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Feb 4, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (9) steals the ball away from Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) in the third quarter at Target Center. The Timberwolves win 102-101. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat blew a 10-point, second half lead and botched the final seconds of the game to lose to the Minnesota Timberwolves.

102. 86. Final. 101. 110

Another game, another frustrating, screaming-into-a-pillow inducing loss for the Miami Heat. Even with a 10-point lead in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves–only team in the NBA not to have yet won 10 games–Miami pulled off a blow job that would make Sasha Grey queasy.

Luol Deng connected on a 3-pointer with 3:53 left in the third period to put the Heat up 76-66. Minnesota battled back, tying the game at 90 with 6:33 in the fourth quarter after a Kevin Martin 3. Those final minutes were played closely, until whatever this garbage was.

For some reason with less than a minute left, Norris Cole had one of the most bone-headed plays of the season when he tried to redo an inbounds pass. All young Hassan Whiteside could do was shake his head. This team gave the game away, and the All-Star break couldn’t come sooner.

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