Friday, March 02, 2007
Nothin' But Diesel
Shaquille O'Neal will not have you chanting in his house.
The Big Daddy saved his best game of the season for the Pistons with a dominant performance Friday night.
The Heat was outscored 26-11 in the second half after holding a commanding 22-point lead in the first. Shaq scored 9 of the Heat's third-quarter points on 3-of-4 shooting. The rest of the Heat were 1 for 10.
Shaq had to beat Detroit by himself. 31 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists, 7-14 from the stripe and he even drew a charge from Tayshaun Prince at crunch time. When the rest of the Heat got cold, the Diesel placed the team on his gigantic shoulders and bull-dozed his way to victory. The Pistons drew within 3 points in the closing seconds. But it was Chris Webber who took the final shot so, you know, I don't have to tell you the result.
Labels: Miami Heat