2010-11 Playoffs Round 2 CHA v MIA Game 1
The Cats won a long game 57-53.
Neither team led by more than 5 points, which the Heat did in the 3rd quarter. The story of the game was how short each team's scoring runs were and how low the scoring was. The "points scored per quarter" stat was one of the lowest all year for the Bobcats. One of the outstanding performers to note was Thabo Sefolosha who hit some big shots. One of these shots was at the end of the 2nd quarter that sent the Cats into the locker room up 19-18. Raja Bell is still trying to find his shot. He has yet to connect on a 3pter since returning from his injury. Bell does have his ups though. He posterized Bosh in the later part of the game!
The Cats were up 44-40 with 47 seconds left in regulation, but they were not able to hang onto the lead somehow. In overtime the Cats led 48-44 before the Heat went on a 6-0 run to take a 50-48 lead with 1:12 remaining. That cats tied the game and then made a nice defensive stand. One of the Cats hit a big three with 23 seconds remaining. The cats decided to do something a little odd. They fouled Arroyo on the inbounds and sent him to the Free throw line in effort to make sure the Heat would not be able to hit a three to tie the game. The risky move worked! Arroyo missed the second free throw and the Heat immediately fouled the Cat's rebounder. The player hit both freethrows with 13.6 seconds left. The Heat tried to get open for a three but the Cats just hounded the the ball. It should be mentioned that Gay had an awesome block on Wade in OT.
Odd Stat. Hinrich 2 assists and 3 turnovers. no points or rebounds