Another week in the NBA, and another successful week for this rookie class. They continue to impress, and the race for Rookie of the Year is heating up. Who takes No. 1 in the rankings this week, and who gets snubbed?
The NBA is filled with parity this season, as there is not a clear-cut team expected to win the conference. Some with competitive records halfway through the season are either true contenders to win the conference or they are pretenders in disguise.
Players know that All-Star Game voting is ongoing right now which means they’ll be in “flex mode”. Expect a little more effort when they go for that extra dunk, three-pointer, or block. Let’s see some of the possible All-Star performances for the week.
The Miami Heat fell short against the Philadelphia 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back. Miami had a double-digit lead early and had their imprint on the game. However, the Sixers came back with a strong second half and took the lead.
Wednesday was the first of a two-game home-and-home series for the Miami Heat and Atlanta Hawks. Nothing was easy for the Hawks on the offensive end as they fell 115-91. With the win, Miami improves to 26-15 for the season.
Gary Payton Convinced Shaq to Let Wade Be the First Option
While O’Neal won three championships in Los Angeles, he also won one with the Miami Heat alongside Dwyane Wade. Despite not being as dominant as he once was, Shaq served as a great second option behind Wade.