Dwyane Wade reacts to Udonis Haslem getting ‘angry’ with Heat teammates
The 17-year big man unleashed an impassioned pep talk as the Heat were getting blown out again by the Los Angeles Lakers. It looked like he got angry with their lack of effort.
One guy who felt Haslem’s frustration was his former teammate Dwyane Wade, who said on Twitter that the Heat really need to gut it out if they want to have a chance against the mighty Purple and Gold.
The one on the bench can’t be more angry than the ones of the court. We need that same energy on the court. You can’t spar with them and you won’t outplay the Lakers. You have to fight, scrap and make it ugly to even have a chance https://t.co/ieh4NhGbwE
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) October 3, 2020
The Heat outscored the Lakers in the third period, 39-35, but they almost got dominated single-handedly by Anthony Davis, who scored 15 of his 32 points in the period.
The 40-year-old Udonis Haslem has yet to play in the series or in the entire postseason for that matter. However, he’s the longest-tenured player in the Heat and is arguably the most respected guy on the roster. He and Wade won three championships together.
Unfortunately, Haslem’s huddle speech wasn’t enough to get the boys from South Beach over the hump. The Lakers once again ran away with a convincing 124-114 victory to go up 2-0 in the NBA Finals.
Miami, however, played much better than they did in Game 1 despite missing Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic due to injuries. They shot 50.7 percent from the field, had 29 assists,and only committed nine turnovers. They were also significantly more aggressive on offense, shooting 31-of-34 free throws. In comparison, the Lakers only got 17 free-throws, making 10 of them.