Sneaker Watch: Miami Goes Up 3-1 Over Chicago

Sneaker Watch: Miami Goes Up 3-1 Over Chicago

Dwyane Wade steals Game 4 from Chicago.Dwyane Wade steals Game 4 from Chicago.

words // Nick Engvall

For the second night in a row, the NBA Playoff matchup of the evening has needed overtime to decide the victor. Although he seemed unlike himself throughout most of the game, missing a dunk early on and going scoreless in the second half, Dwyane Wade saved the best for last. Wade led the Heat in overtime, both offensively and defensively. He came up with two blocked shots and a big steal that essentially sealed the deal for Miami. Lebron James led the Heat statistically, he scored 35 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, dished 6 assists, and added 2 steals and 3 blocked shots.

Chicago played tough, well enough to win even, but Derrick Rose struggled down the stretch. The Miami defense was just too good Tuesday night. Rose finished with 23 points, while his teammates Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng added 20 points each. The series will head back to Chicago for Game 5 where Miami will look to finish off the series.

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Sneaker Watch: A look at what shoes the pros wear.Dwayne Wade in the Jordan Fly Wade.Dwayne Wade in the Jordan Fly Wade.

LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 8 PS.LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 8 PS, defended by Ronnie Brewer in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Carlos Boozer shoots a jumper in the Hyperdunk 2010 PE.Carlos Boozer shoots a jumper in the Hyperdunk 2010 PE. (Nice UGGS in the background.)

Mike Miller switched up the laces in his Nike Air Max 360 BB Lows.Mike Miller switched up the laces in his Nike Air Max 360 BB Lows.

Derrick Rose with a crazy dunk in the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5.Derrick Rose with a crazy dunk in the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5.

Another look at Dwyane Wade's Jordan Fly Wade.Another look at Dwyane Wade’s Jordan Fly Wade.

Lil Wayne, one of the many celebrities in attendance, wearing the Momma Bear Dunks.Lil Wayne, one of the many celebrities in attendance, wearing the Momma Bear Dunks.

This image is just begging for a comedic caption.This image is just begging for a comedic caption.

Sneaker Watch: Bosh Fires Up the Heat in Miami

Sneaker Watch: Bosh Fires Up the Heat in Miami

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade take a breather between free throws.LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 8 PS and Dwyane Wade in the Jordan Fly Wade take a breather between free throws.

words // Nick Engvall

All season Chris Bosh has been the odd man out of Miami’s ‘Big 3′ when it comes to his performance on court. Although he’s been a solid contributor most of the time, the critics, as well as other players,┬áseemed to have gotten into his head throughout the season. Before this series against the Bulls even, Carlos Boozer made comments on Bosh’s play. However, in Sunday’s Game 4, Bosh was the All-Star he’d been signed to be when he joined Miami in the off-season.

Bosh scored a game-high 34 points on 13-of-18 shooting during Sunday’s 96-85 win. Behind Bosh’s big scoring was LeBron James’ 10 assists and 22 points. Ironically, on the other side of the court, Carlos Boozer led the Bulls with a big game. Boozer scored 26 points and grabbed 17 rebounds but it wasn’t enough to stop the hot shooting Bosh and the Heat.

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Sneaker Watch: A look at what shoes the pros wear.Chris Bosh stepped up to lead the Heat to a win in Game 3 wearing the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk.Chris Bosh stepped up to lead the Heat to a win in Game 3 wearing the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk.

Luol Deng in the Nike Air Max Fly By.Luol Deng in the Nike Air Max Fly By.

Another look at Luol Deng's Air Max Fly By PE.Another look at Luol Deng’s Air Max Fly By PE.

A nice look at LeBron's Nike LeBron 8 PS.A nice look at LeBron’s Nike LeBron 8 PS.

Carlos Boozer in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010, defended by Chris Bosh in the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010.Carlos Boozer in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010, defended by Chris Bosh in the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010.

Mike Bibby drives in a PE colorway of the Jordan 3 Percent Max.Mike Bibby drives in a PE colorway of the Jordan 3 Percent Max.

Derrick Rose drives to the bucket wearing the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 and adiZero Speedwrap ankle brace.Derrick Rose drives to the bucket wearing the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5 and adiZero Speedwrap ankle brace.

Dwyane Wade wearing his signature, the Jordan Fly Wade.Dwyane Wade wearing his signature, the Jordan Fly Wade.

Mike Miller in the Nike Air Max 360 BB Low and Kyle Korver in the COnverse Star Player EVO.Mike Miller in the Nike Air Max 360 BB Low and Kyle Korver in the Converse

Star Player EVO.

 

 

Sneaker Watch: Miami Evens Up the Series in Game 2

Sneaker Watch: Miami Evens Up the Series in Game 2

LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 8 PS and Dwyane Wade in the Jordan Fly Wade.LeBron James in the Nike LeBron 8 PS and Dwyane Wade in the Jordan Fly Wade.

 

words // Nick Engvall

Nobody expected the Miami Heat to just let the Chicago Bulls walk right over them. Wednesday Miami snapped back against the Bulls to even the Eastern Conference Championship Series at 1 game apiece behind an MVP-type performance from LeBron James.

King James scored 29 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out 5 assists and 3 steals, as the Heat won 85-75. Dwyane Wade also dropped in 24 points. Although the Heat won by 10, they let an 11 point lead slip away as Derrick Rose led the comeback for Chicago with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The Heat held on in the end, and the series will head to Miami for game 3 on Sunday.

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Sneaker Watch: A look at what shoes the pros are wearing in the NBA Playoffs.LeBron with a monster dunk in the Nike LeBron 8 PS.LeBron with a monster dunk in the Nike LeBron 8 PS.

LeBron shoots a jumper over Luol Deng who was wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By.LeBron shoots a jumper over Luol Deng who was wearing the Nike Air Max Fly By.

Derrick Rose in the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5, guarded by Mike Bibby in the Jordan 3 Percent Max.Derrick Rose in the adidas adiZero Rose 1.5, guarded by Mike Bibby in the Jordan 3 Percent Max.

Ronnie Brewer in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.Ronnie Brewer in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Dwyane Wade gets Luol Deng in the air with a pump fake wearing his Fly Wade signature.Dwyane Wade gets Luol Deng in the air with a pump fake wearing his Fly Wade signature.

Derrick Rose floats through traffic in the adiZero Rose 1.5.Derrick Rose floats through traffic in the adiZero Rose 1.5.

Chris Bosh throws down a dunk in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.Chris Bosh throws down a dunk in the Nike Air Max Hyperdunk 2010.

Mike Miller in the LeBron 8 shoots over C.J. Watson in the Nike Zoom KD III.Mike Miller in the LeBron 8 shoots over C.J. Watson in the Nike Zoom KD III.

Sneaker Watch: Bulls & Heat Go Up 2-0

Sneaker Watch: Bulls & Heat Go Up 2-0

Dwyane Wade drives wearing the Jordan Fly Wade.Dwyane Wade drives wearing the Jordan Fly Wade.

words // Nick Engvall

Dwayne Wade, LeBron James, and the rest of the Miami Heat put on a display that reminded the fans, and more specifically the Philadelphia 76ers, why there was so much talk in the pre-season about how good this team can really be. The Heat held the 76ers to just 31 points in the first half and dominated the entire game to give them a 2-0 advantage in the series.

In Chicago, it wasn’t as cut and dry for the Bulls, who struggled a bit in the first half. After trailing the Indiana Pacers by 9 points at half time, the Bulls, behind 36 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists from Derrick Rose, came back to defeat the Pacers 96-90.

Both of the Best-of-7 matchups will switch venues for Game 3 later this week. The Bulls will head to Indiana where they split the regular season series with the Pacers, each team winning once. Miami will head to Philadelphia, where the “Big 3” and the Heat got their first win of the season back in October.

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Sneaker Watch: A look at what shoes the pros are wearing in the playoffs.

Another look at Dwyane Wade wearing the Jordan Fly Wade.Another look at Dwyane Wade wearing the Jordan Fly Wade.

LeBron James goes up for a dunk in the Nike LeBron 8 PS.LeBron James goes up for a dunk in the Nike LeBron 8 PS.

Jrue Holiday controls the ball wearing the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.Jrue Holiday controls the ball wearing the adidas adiZero Crazy Light.

Evan Turner drives to the basket in the Li-Ning Defend.Evan Turner drives to the basket in the Li-Ning Defend.

Elton Brand in his latest signature model from Converse, the EB3.Elton Brand in his latest signature model from Converse, the EB3.

Chris Bosh trying to prove he is a real tough guy in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.Chris Bosh trying to prove he is a real tough guy in the Nike Hyperdunk 2010.

Andre Iguodala in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.Andre Iguodala in the Nike Zoom Hyperfuse.

A.J. Price looks to score in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.A.J. Price looks to score in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI.

Danny Granger switched from the Air Max Fly By to the Hyperdunk 2010 for Game 2.Danny Granger switched from the Air Max Fly By to the Hyperdunk 2010 for Game 2.

Carlos Boozer posts up wearing his player exclusive Hyperdunk 2010.Carlos Boozer posts up wearing his player exclusive Hyperdunk 2010.

Derrick Rose sets up the offense wearing the adiZero Crazy Light.Derrick Rose sets up the offense wearing the adiZero Crazy Light.

Another look at Rose in the adidas Crazy Light and adiZero Speedwrap ankle brace. Another look at Rose in the adidas Crazy Light and adiZero Speedwrap ankle brace.

NBA: Eastbay Player of the Week – Dwyane Wade

NBA: Eastbay Player of the Week – Dwyane Wade

words // Brandon Richard

Reports of the Miami Heat’s demise were greatly exaggerated. After starting off the month with a five-game losing streak, the Heat were able to get rolling again in last week’s games. The Heat went 2-1 on the week (the loss being the last of their losing streak), including a big statement win over the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. What makes the Heat unique is that you never know who’s going to be the guy that carries most of the load. Last week, it was Dwyane Wade, who averaged 28.7 points, 6.3 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game to help Miami turn their season around and grab Eastbay’s NBA Player of the Week nod.

While he was certainly a big contributor in Los Angeles, he was absolutely brilliant when the Heat hosted the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Surely pleasing his fantasy basketball owners, Wade scored 28 points on 9-of-15 shooting, while adding nine assists, five rebounds, three steals and five blocks in a 118-85 Heat win. Wade missed the game that Miami dropped to Memphis earlier in the season. You get the feeling the Grizzlies were left wishing he didn’t play in the second one, either.

With Miami’s latest win streak, do you think they have a realistic shot at an NBA Championship?

NBA: Eastbay Player of the Week- Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade drives in the Air Jordan 2011.