Bosh Exits in Pain as Heat Capture Game 1
louis vuitton outlet Dwyane Wade finished with 29 points after struggling from the floor for the Heat. Chris Bosh scored 13 points, but he left late in the first half with a lower abdominal injury and did not return. The Heat said Bosh was scheduled for a magnetic resonance imaging test to determine the extent of the injury.Bosh made 6 0f 11 shots in the first half, the last 3 of his points coming with 1 minute 6 seconds remaining after a dunk while being fouled by Roy Hibbert. Bosh remained down for a few moments, then got up slowly and made his free throw.While going back to the defensive end, Bosh started limping and grabbing at his midsection. He eventually fell to his knees in pain, and was replaced by Ronny Turiaf with 43.6 seconds left.“It’s unfortunate Chris went down,” Wade said. “But we told him, ‘Be healthy. We got ’em.’ ” The Heat outscored Indiana, 25-16, in the fourth quarter, with Wade and James combining for 22 points. Wade and James outscored Indiana, 42-38, in the second half.“It’s a battle and we know, regardless of being at home, being away, who we’re playing, what round, it’s tough to win in the playoffs and you have to fight for every single possession,” Heat Coach Erik Spoelstra said. “And that’s what it was.” David West and Hibbert each scored 17 points and combined for 23 rebounds for the Pacers, who received 10 points each from Darren Collison and George Hill.“I thought we were just on our heels a little too much,” West said.Game 2 is Tuesday in Miami.Wade and James scored 20 straight Miami points in the fourth period, a string ended by a free throw from Joel Anthony with 1:05 left. After Hibbert missed a jumper on the next Indiana possession, James connected with 31.8 seconds left for a 95-86 Miami lead.“Definitely not our best game,” Pacers Coach Frank Vogel said. “We didn’t shoot it very well.“It came down to execution in the fourth quarter and you’ve got to give credit to Miami’s defense.”Wade shot only 8 for 23 from the field, and the Heat missed all six of their attempts from 3-point range. But the Heat held a 45-38 rebounding edge, and allowed Indiana to make only 11 of 37 shots after halftime.Danny Granger shot 1 for 10 for Indiana, scoring only 7 points. He guarded James for much of the game. “I don’t know if he’s going to have a huge offensive series,” Vogel said. “When you have to guard the M.V.P. for 38 minutes, it takes a lot out of your offensive game.”
louis vuitton outlet online CLIPPERS 82, GRIZZLIES 72 Kenyon Martin scored 7 of his 11 points in the fourth quarter as Los Angeles won Game 7 in Memphis to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.The Clippers blew an 8-point lead in the fourth quarter on Friday night. Martin huddled the team at the start of the fourth quarter Sunday, and he led the bench in outscoring the Grizzlies, 25-16, in the period. Chris Paul had the only basket by a starter in the final 12 minutes, and the Clippers’ bench outscored the Memphis reserves by 41-11 over all.“Our bench was our M.V.P.,” Clippers guard Randy Foye said. “They realized what they had to do. We had a lot of guys hurt, so we just continued to grind.”The Clippers won their third postseason series in 41 years and their second since relocating to Los Angeles. They will play the top-seeded Spurs starting Tuesday night in San Antonio.“I want the guys to enjoy this, and then we’ll regroup tomorrow and focus in on that,” Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro said. “But obviously another big challenge for us.” Paul scored 19 points despite playing with a strained right hip flexor. Nick Young scored 9 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter as the Clippers finished off the series with their biggest margin of victory. Paul was so confident of a win that he bought plane tickets for his wife and son to San Antonio on Saturday. “I felt like we should have won earlier,” Paul said. “But it doesn’t matter. As long as you win, I think it is a step in the right direction for our franchise.”Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol each had 19 points for Memphis, which lost in seven games to Oklahoma City last year. Zach Randolph had 12 rebounds.“Unfortunately, no one on the bench stepped up and helped us,” Memphis Coach Lionel Hollins said.The Clippers, who trailed by 56-55 after three quarters, took control by opening the fourth with an 11-2 run started by a jumper by Martin. “They hit shots in a hurry,” Gay said of the Clippers. “They made plays off our turnovers, and they just converted, something we weren’t doing at that time.” The Clippers star Blake Griffin scored only 8 points and looked tentative with a sprained left knee. Del Negro said Griffin’s knee tightened up as the game went on, and he played only 1:39 of the fourth quarter.
Bosh Exits in Pain as Heat Capture Game 1