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The Miami Heat host a young but tough Grizzlies squad on Friday night, looking to build back some momentum over the final month of the season.
The Miami Heat entered the locker room at American Airlines Arena on Friday night with one of their biggest halftime deficits of he season, trailing the Memphis Grizzlies 48-32. The Heat shot just 33 percent from the floor in a brutal offensive showing. The Heat shot poorly and were also careless with the ball, committing 11 turnovers already.
Dwyane Wade struggled mightily in the first half, hitting just one of seven attempts from the floor and coughing it up three times. LeBron James was just three of seven from the floor while Chris Bosh was the only Heat player in double figures, with 12 points. Rudy Gay and Mareese Speights countered with 11 points each for the Grizzlies, who are rounding into form in time to mix things up int the Western Conference during the playoffs.
Miami will have to hit some shots from behind the arc to get back in it - they can't have a much worst offensive half, so things can only likely go up.
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