Not for the faint of heart among two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat fans, Wednesday night—after a two-day trip that included a stop by the White House—the “Heatles” fell to the Washington Wizards in disastrous fashion. The loss was their third straight.
Many have insinuated that the Heat have been coasting through the early part of the season. Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Wizards, reigning MVP LeBron James addressed the coasting talk, “We’ll see Wednesday how I’m coasting. You’ll see the numbers I’ll put up on Wednesday. Just watch.”
Famous last words? Pride before the fall? Pick your cliched idiom.
The Heat fell behind 43-18 in the first quarter alone, giving up a lead as high as 34 before attempting to flip their proverbial switch. They drew within nine before finally falling 97-114.