“Birdman” Provides Spark off HEAT Bench
When the Miami Heat signed Chris “Birdman” Andersen in January, they were hoping for an extra body off the bench who could bring energy, rebounding and defense. Since joining the team, the veteran forward has given them much more than that.
Outside of LeBron James, Andersen was the Heat’s most important player on offense during their 103-102 overtime win over the Indiana Pacers, which gave them a 1-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Andersen was the beneficiary of James’ creative passing, scoring 16 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting, all at the rim, mostly on dunks.