Trail Blazers Vs Heat Nov 12 2008 Live
Portland Trail Blazers Vs Miami Heat Streaming, P2P.
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The Miami Heat look to open 4-0 at home for the first time in franchise history on Wednesday night when they face a Portland Trail Blazers team that has historically played well in South Florida.
Miami (4-3) has dominated its first three opponents at AmericanAirlines Arena, winning by an average of 18.0 points and holding them to 84.7 points and 40.6 percent shooting from the field.
The Heat easily won their first two home games before being challenged by New Jersey on Monday night. The Nets led by 10 with 5:48 left in the fourth quarter, but Miami outscored them 26-11 the rest of the way behind Dwyane Wade's offensive surge.
Wade scored 19 of his 33 points in the fourth - 14 in the final 4 1/2 minutes - as the Heat improved to 3-0 at home for the first time since the 1999-2000 season. They started 0-5 in Miami last season en route to a 9-32 home record.
"Did you see the fourth? I mean, wow," said Miami rookie forward Michael Beasley, who added 19 points, six rebounds and four assists. "(Wade's) such a great player and he showed again tonight, even when he's sluggish for the first two, three quarters, he's going to finish with a bang."
Wade went 4-for-7 from 3-point range after missing his first nine attempts from beyond the arc this season.
"I didn't need to use them yet," Wade said. "But tonight, I brought them out."
He may have to do the same against Portland (4-3), which is 15-5 all-time at Miami, including a 98-91 victory last season.
The Blazers struggled in their first three road games this season, averaging 89.3 points, but opened their current five-game trip with a 106-99 win over Orlando on Monday. It was Portland's third straight victory overall after opening 1-3.
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