What the Hell Is Wrong With the Heat? Miami on the Verge of Elimination After Beatdown

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During the Heat's 107-86 loss to San Antonio last night, my TV kept cutting out. I thought it might be the storms in the area; then I realized it was ABC hitting the dump button every time a fan cursed. It happened a lot. I'm surprised it didn't happen more.

The Heat finds itself on the brink of losing the crown as the team heads to San Antonio for an elimination game five Sunday night. What once looked like it would be a grind-it-out tough series has become a revenge for 2013 tour for the Spurs. If the Heat can't pull the emergency brake on this season, its reign as the NBA champ is 48 minutes from crashing into a wall.

To give you an idea of how this one went, LeBron James scored 19 points in the third quarter, but the Heat was outscored by five. That's almost impossible to do. Plainly put, the San Antonio Spurs have been the Miami Heat's daddy in the past two games, so much so that before the game this Sunday, the players should present the Spurs with Father's Day gifts. You always knew at some point the Heat would end a season without a parade, but nobody could expect it to happen this way. They have been flat-out dominated.

Of all the things that went wrong on a night when most things went wrong, Dwyane Wade was the worst of those things that went sideways. Wade shot 1-10 for just four points through three quarters, finished 3-13 for ten points, and by the time he hit a few shots in the fourth quarter, it was far too late to matter.

Thursday night was arguably Wade's worst game in a Heat uniform, and it came at the worst possible moment in the season. It was tough to watch. It's clear Wade is fighting the fact that he must reinvent his game at this point in his career. Numerous times in last night's game you could tell his mind was fighting what his body was telling him, and he only realized it once he was in midair. Dwyane Wade is arguably the greatest athlete in the history of South Florida sports and will always be your boy. But it's just not happening for him right now.

So the Miami Heat has used up all its losses. Best-case scenario for this season is now a game seven in San Antonio a week from today. For that to happen, the Heat would have to pull off an all-time comeback, one that would rival the Boston Red Sox rally against the New York Yankees in 2004. Three straight wins against a team of basketball robots would be basically all the Miami Heat has yet to do for you in the past four years.

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tracyjperry

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Kathy Potenza
Kathy Potenza

Still love the Heat! Regardless you can't take away what they've accomplished!!!

Allen Rodriguez
Allen Rodriguez

I wonder what team Lebron will flock to next considering the Heat are looking like the Cavaliers at this point in time. Lebron is pretty much doing everything by himself. This team completely disregarded Bosh who was pretty much the only other player other than Lebron getting into some sort of streak with his offense. They are less of a team than the Spurs and Spo is not the great coach people overrate him to be. I'm saying this as objectively as possible since I am neither a Heat nor Spurs fan.

DjCarlos Rojas
DjCarlos Rojas

How people can be so stupid and think that this games are real? Is all staged by the NBA, make your own calculations is only 3 games vs 7.... Is all about marketing and sponsors.. The more games they played better the income...

Cary Gonzalez
Cary Gonzalez

It will go to seven games. There is simply too much money to be lost if the Spurs win in five. Sports is a business folks......

Timur Acosta
Timur Acosta

What's wrong with the Heat? Simple, they're playing a better team.

Todd Bogart
Todd Bogart

No height, speed, depth, point guard or center and Pat Riley filling his roster with a bunch of old guys---which he has done repeatedly. Will he blow it up and tank again like he did in 2008?

Charles Curry
Charles Curry

Outplayed. Out hustled. Spurs have more talent, hunger, and hustle.

Dan Marino
Dan Marino

It's called "complacency". Spurs are hungry. We aren't.

JSteria
JSteria

Lived in Miami from 2008-2013.

Total Spurs fan since the 5th grade.

I remember last year very well, my colleagues at work telling me things like "...those stupid loser ancient Spurs getting their faces buried in the ground, what a loser rooting for them, the Heat is a dynasty, Spurs are pretenders, f-you..."

What goes around...

bettyboop13603
bettyboop13603

ONE MORE WIN AND ONE MORE RING GO SPURS GO !!!!!

Steve Hoffman
Steve Hoffman

I really wish I could bring myself to actually give a flying fuck about this team.

bettyboop13603
bettyboop13603

HERE WE COME SAN ANTONIO OUR HOUSE OUR SERIES OUR RINGS RINGS RINGS SPURS UNBEATABLE IN HEAT HOUSE. THANKS GUYS FOR A GREAT SERIES GSG. !!!

bettyboop13603
bettyboop13603

LEONARD SHOT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME OMG WHAT A MAN AND TRUELY HIS FATHERS SON, DAD IS VERY PROUD OF YOU LEONARD AND IS YELLING GO SPURS GO AND GO MY SON GO .GREAT GAME SPUIRS ALL THE WAY ,GSG !!

bettyboop13603
bettyboop13603

YOU BET U JAMES PUSSY CRY BABY THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS SMASHED YOU RIGHT OUT OF UR OWN HOUSE  SWEET SWEET. GO SPURS GO. AND UR FANS SUCK THEY LEFT U IN THE DUST AT UR HOUSE AND LEFT NOW THATS AWESOME UR FANS, UR HOUSE,. SPURS ROCKED IT. GSG

bettyboop13603
bettyboop13603

YEP SAN ANTNIO SPURS DESTROYED THE HEAT TWICE AT THEIR HOUSE, THAT WAS SOO BEAUTIFUL AND JAMES JUST BITCH LIKE A BITCH CRY BABY JAMES,AS NOTHING IS EVER LEG CRAMP FAULT. IT ALWAYS THE REST OF THE TEAM. YOU KNOW WHAT MAYBE THE REST OF THE HEAT SHOULD DUMP JAMES AND GIVE HIM SOME MORE LEG CRAMPS AS THEY WOULD DO ALOT BETTER, SOO SORRY [NOT] SPURS JUST KICKED YOUR ASSES. GO SPURS GO !!!

Reuben DeOro
Reuben DeOro

Spo killed us leaving Chalmers & Wade in ALL game with more minutes than anyone & the least production. Spo doesn't know how to coach in the moment, he's a video guy. Had the Heat watch 2 hours of film , looks like they should have practiced shooting the jump shots they were going to defer to.

Nathalie Gil Rosa
Nathalie Gil Rosa

What a shame, so disappointed! It's OK if they don't win, but the way they're playing is very wired. They're playing without forward :(

Yolonda Roberts
Yolonda Roberts

Taking a dive??? Maybe., or they can't play without flopping.

Lon Allen
Lon Allen

Lebron just doesn't have enough talent around him. ;)

Donna Heath
Donna Heath

They will still continue to make their millions so why worry....

Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark

for anyone to rip on them for making 4 straight championships and winning two of them needs to have their hater card checked - what they just did was one hell of a fucin accomplishment and they have to and will go down as one of the best teams ever - i wish i was there to cheer them off the court last night - LETS GO HEAT LETS GO HEAT LETS GO HEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rj Peroutka
Rj Peroutka

Continue to support the Heat, it's not over. We all are frustrated but a true fan supports them when they are down!! Go Heat!

Karim Matos Español
Karim Matos Español

Guys guys... It's a gamble.. The mafia, the money, the gambling.. If they spurs win the next game then it's over.. These money makers behind the game are not going to aloud that to happen.. Why? Think how much money each seat costs, commercials, food, etc.. These games aren't real

Jon Zepnick
Jon Zepnick

Old and slow More speed at the Sunday Buffet at Century Village

Ismael Antonio Sanabria
Ismael Antonio Sanabria

It's simple. The heat don't have depth on the team. Spurs do. The spurs have a team that can pass and shoot. Young players who are up and coming. They don't depend on their big three the way the Miami Heat do. The spurs coach out coached spolstra. When a team has a good 8 or 9 players playing defense and scoring and another team that two of the big three and the rest of the teams not contributing nothing , who you think is going to win??? All this Carmelo Anthony talk is foolish. The don't need another forward they need a point guard a floor general they don't have it. They have been exposed.

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