I just told the guys that when you put on the Miami Heat uniform, we think that it represents a lot of things, and one of those -- near the top -- is toughness and character. That game, and the way it went down at the end, was an exercise in absolute endurance and toughness, mental and physical toughness. It was a gutty team win with a capital t, a capital e, a capital a, and a capital m. This game was not defined at all by the box score or the numbers, or any of the tangible things. It was defined by all the intangible, "X factor," areas. It looked like a heavyweight fight at the end.
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Miami is coming off a 106-89 road win over the Washington Wizards. Dwyane Wade led the Heat with 26 points and five assists. Chris Bosh scored 24 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and LeBron James tossed in 18 points with nine assists while Udonis Haslem grabbed a dozen boards. Javale McGee paced the Wizards with 24 points and 13 rebounds. John Wall scored 15 points and dished out 10 assists, and Trevor Booker scored 13 with 15 boards. Later, Wade talked about the show he and James put on near the end of the first half, according to NBA.COM,
"It was very fun. That's why we play this game. He makes me look good, so I think that's what the fans came to see. They love to see their favorite players do amazing things."
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The Hawks won a 109-107 overtime decision against the Magic in Orlando on Friday night. Josh Smith led the Hawks with 23 points, 19 rebounds and five assists. Dwight Howard had 18 points and 18 rebounds in the loss. After the game, Smith had a few words about the Hawks success away from Atlanta, according to NBA.COM,
"We're a veteran ball club and we're figuring out ways to win on the road. I think we like the feeling of every man against us when we come out to play."
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