The dunk heard round the world. LeBron James and the Miami Heat have been dominating national media recently with its long winning streak but this week they dominated it with one jam.
James’ dunk on Celtics’ guard Jason Terry created a buzz like none other. But it’s what the Heat did more recently that will start us off.
What has happened in the past couple days:
•Heat extend win streak to 24 games with 98-95 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James recorded his 4th triple-double of the season after posting 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. The Heat erased a 27-point third quarter deficit. Simply incredible.
•Nuggets have quietly won 13 games in a row following 119-118 overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls and 114-104 victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Maybe we would be hearing more about this streak if Miami wasn’t going nuts in the Eastern Conference
•Rockets’ rookie Royce White leaves D-League team. The talented, do-it-all performer has been giving the Rockets fits all season and it appears like it won’t stop
•Celtics sign Shavlik Randolph to multi-year contract
•Orlando Magic’s Al Harrington might not play again this season and it doesn’t have anything to do with his knees, according to sources
•NBA hires Kiki VanDeWeghe as VP of basketball operations
•Pacers pick up second win in a row, 95-73 over Orlando. Maybe they will begin to pick it up as we enter the stretch run
•LeBron ‘glad’ he dunked on Jason Terry during Miami’s slight victory in Boston. Check it out:
Latest injury news to note:
•Cavaliers’ rookie Dion Waiters (14.7 points per game) out at least a week with a sore left knee. His ability to score the basketball would have been welcomed against Miami, and maybe he changes the outcome of the game if on the floor
•Bulls’ Derrick Rose unsure of return
•Lakers hoping Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol both return Friday
•Pacers: No easy cure for Danny Granger’s knee injury
•Andrew Bynum has surgery, starts rehab Friday. He will miss the entire season without playing one game after being traded from the Los Angeles Lakers
What to look forward to in the next couple days:
•Oklahoma City looks to snap two-game losing streak when they travel to Orlando to play the Magic
•Miami Heat look to extend win streak as they face off with Detroit at home. This is a game they shouldn’t lose but you just never know. It’s going to happen eventually
•Indiana and Chicago meet up as division rivals battle for playoff positioning