Thirty Second Half Story Arcs For 30 NBA Teams

Jeff Teague

Miami Heat – Chris Bosh is an All-Star and Dwyane Wade was injured. Can the Heat hold on to eighth place and inch closer to .500? For good news, Wade is expected back Friday when the Heat start a stretch that sees them play half their games against losing teams. Of course watching the emergence of Hasan Whiteside has been compelling since he makes the most of his rebounding opportunities by getting 23.9 percent of rebound chances (being within 3.5 feet of a rebound) according to the Sports VU technology. So far his numbers based on per 36 minutes are: 18.4 ppg, 15.8 rpg, 4.3 bpg, 64.2 FG% and seeing if those figures increase bear watching.

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Larry Fleisher
Larry Fleisher has covered sports in various capacities for nearly 15 years. He is a writer/editor for the Sports Xchange and has also worked for SportsTicker and Metro New York newspaper. Larry also has worked on many NBA broadcasts doing stats, on several TV shows as a background actor. He is a member of the Pro Basketball Writers Association and the Internet Baseball Writers Association.