The Heat come to Portland as owners of a 14-32 lifetime record against the Blazers. Riding an eight game winning streak, the big three and their supporting cast are all having great seasons. The Blazers come into tonight’s matchup after dropping one in Denver less than 24 hours ago, 104-95 against the Nuggets.
Heat forward Juwan Howard played 73 games for Portland in 2009-10, averaging six points, five rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes per game.
Miami guard James Jones played 58 games for Portland in 2007-08, averaging eight points and three rebounds in 22 minutes per game.
Portland forward Kurt Thomas played 92 games for the Heat over two seasons in the mid-90’s averaging nine points and six rebounds in 22 minutes per game.
Joel Anthony plays in his 279th game today, moving him past Dan Majerle into 14th all-time.
Four more field goals will move LeBron James into 14th all-time, passing Steve Smith with 1,088. Eight more free throws will move him past Kevin Edwards, into 11th with 736. Two more assists will move him past Brian Shaw into 13th with 782.
With his next three pointer, James Jones will pass James Posey into 13th all-time with 215.
LeBron James – 27.4
Dwyane Wade – 22.4
Chris Bosh – 18.4
Chris Bosh – 8.3
LeBron James, Udonis Haslem – 8.1
LeBron James – 6.8
Dwyane Wade – 4.8
Mario Chalmers – 3.6
LeBron James – 1.8
Dwyane Wade – 1.7
Mario Chalmers – 1.3
Dwyane Wade – 1.4
Joel Anthony – 1.2
Chris Bosh – 0.8