Rebounding Remains Concern for HEAT
On the court, Miami couldn’t even get 34 rebounds as team.
The Heat had been 4-0 this season in games in which they was outrebounded by 15 or more. But they lost the battle of the boards 48-28 and the game 96-89 to the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Arena.
“It’s a recurrence,” said Miami forward LeBron James, none too pleased at what happened. “We got smashed on the glass.”
“There’s not a whole lot to say,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose team had four offensive rebounds to 19 for Chicago. “You guys could already write your stories. I could already have my talk. Everybody understands in both locker rooms what the overwhelming key to the game was, and we’ve got to get better. They pounded us… They were just throwing it up there and playing volleyball against us.”