The representatives from the Miami Heat had a solid showing at yesterday's All-Star game out in Los Angeles. LeBron James co-led the Eastern Conference, along with Amare Stoudemire, with 29 points, and James added 12 rebounds and 10 assists to come away with only the second triple double in All-Star history. He jones some pretty awesome company, as the only other guy to do it was Michael Jordan back in 1997 (14-11-11).
As great as it was to see LeBron showing off his Heat skills, the bigger story from a Miami perspective was Dwyane Wade tweaking his right ankle and having to exit the game early in the 3rd quarter. Wade had been having a pretty solid game, finishing with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal. He called his removal from the game "just a precaution" and we'll get more info in just a little while when he speaks after Heat practice.
The 3rd member of the Miami-tripod, Chris Bosh, finished with a somewhat normal stat-line for him in the 20 minutes he played, finishing with 14 points on 7-for-10 shooting, 5 boards, 2 assists and a block. Bosh also missed a late 3-pointer with 43 seconds left and the East down by 4. LeBron had an open shot at the triple but elected to dish it off to Bosh, who came up a little short.
The Heat resume their regular season schedule tomorrow when they welcome the Sacramento Kings to the AAA.