Miami Heat dispose of Toronto Raptors with coach Erik Spoelstra’s brand of beautiful basketball

National Post | Sports

TORONTO — When he was growing up in Chicago, Dwyane Wade was like a lot of basketball fans. Basically, he thought Phil Jackson did nothing.

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He believed any coach could win with Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. Jackson was lucky to be put in charge of them, and he was lucky to coach Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.

At least, that is what Wade, the Miami Heat superstar, thought until he found himself on a multi-time champion of his own. As the Heat have gone from a daring experiment to the most cohesive team in the league, on both ends of the floor, Wade has grown to appreciate his coach, Erik Spoelstra.

“Coaching is not just getting a team that shouldn’t win 45 games to win 47 games. That’s not coaching,” Wade…

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Derrick Rose out for the season, Out of surgery.

Derrick Rose leaves game with knee injury

Seriously? What the fuck did Derrick Rose do to deserve this kind of Voodoo? Coach Butcher said that an MRI will be done Saturday.

Well Bulls fans, you may have just entered the tank for Wiggings race…

See you in two years D. Rose

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Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Box Score

7:30 PM ET, November 19, 2013

AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
ATL 25 20 23 20 88
MIA 24 24 30 26 104

Top Performers

Atlanta: M. Scott 15 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

Miami: C. Bosh 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

Atlanta Hawks

STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Gustavo Ayon, PF 22 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 0 0 3 2 -5 4
DeMarre Carroll, SF 23 3-6 2-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 3 -18 8
Al Horford, C 26 5-9 0-0 2-4 3 4 7 2 0 0 7 1 -16 12
Jeff Teague, PG 26 4-13 1-3 0-0 2 0 2 7 0 0 3 4 -20 9
Kyle Korver, SG 26 3-5 3-5 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 1 3 2 -13 9
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Elton Brand, PF 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0
Mike Scott, PF 28 6-10 1-2 2-2 3 7 10 1 1 0 2 1 -15 15
Cartier Martin, SF 20 1-6 1-3 2-2 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 +2 5
Pero Antic, C 15 4-8 2-3 2-3 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 1 +4 12
Shelvin Mack, PG 25 3-7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 3 +2 7
Dennis Schroder, PG 5 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
John Jenkins, SG 19 2-5 0-2 2-2 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 2 -1 6
Louis Williams, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
33-74 11-24 11-15 13 26 39 22 8 3 24 21 88
44.6% 45.8% 73.3%
Fast break points:   14
Points in the paint:   38
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   24 (22)
+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.

Miami Heat

STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Shane Battier, SF 22 3-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 +14 6
LeBron James, SF 31 6-13 0-0 1-3 2 4 6 5 1 0 3 0 +14 13
James Jones, SF 16 2-5 2-3 1-2 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 +9 7
Chris Bosh, C 25 8-9 1-1 2-3 1 4 5 0 1 1 0 0 +16 19
Mario Chalmers, PG 28 5-9 3-6 1-1 0 3 3 4 3 0 3 1 +14 14
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Udonis Haslem, PF 8 3-4 0-0 1-1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 6 -5 7
Chris Andersen, PF 13 0-3 0-0 2-4 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 3 +5 2
Rashard Lewis, PF 26 1-4 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 3 5 0 2 2 +2 2
Michael Beasley, SF 17 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 0 0 1 1 0 +2 6
Joel Anthony, C 2 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Norris Cole, PG 25 4-12 0-1 0-0 2 3 5 9 1 0 2 1 +9 8
Roger Mason Jr., SG 2 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Ray Allen, SG 25 5-10 3-6 4-5 1 2 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 17
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
41-81 10-21 12-19 10 27 37 26 13 4 15 17 104
50.6% 47.6% 63.2%
Fast break points:   10
Points in the paint:   48
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   16 (18)
+/- denotes team’s net points while the player is on the court.

 Flagrant Fouls: None
 Technical Fouls: PLAYERS: None – TEAMS: None – COACHES: None
 Officials: Brent Barnaky, Sean Corbin, David Guthrie
 Attendance: 19,600
 Time of Game: 2:12