MIAMI – For Chris Bosh, it was a “stinker.” Erik Spoelstra said it was “sloppy.” Shane Battier called it a “clunker.” As for LeBron James, he was no mood for descriptive words.
“I don’t even know what that means,” James said when told Battier’s word of choice had been “clunker.”
Well, LeBron, it doesn’t mean anything good. It was that type of night for the Miami Heat. After winning three straight games over upper-echelon teams by an average margin of 18.0 points, the Heat were manhandled 91-82 by mediocre Milwaukee on Sunday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Perhaps the only good news for the Heat (11-5) is they won’t have to listen for at least a bit that they’re allegedly better without Dwyane Wade. The guard missed his fourth straight game with a sprained right ankle. Overall, Miami now is 6-1 this season without him.