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Miami Heat Getting Inside 2009-01-29


Miami Heat Getting Inside 2009-01-29
Rookie forward Michael Beasley made the Rookie Challenge -- the first-year players versus second-year players All-Star game. But rookie Mario Chalmers and second-year man Daequan Cook didn't make their respective teams. That bums Beasley out.

"I'm going to have fun," Beasley said, "but I'm not going to do it on purpose because my friends won't be there."

Chalmers, the 34th pick of the draft, felt he should be included in the festivities along with Chicago's Derrick Rose and Memphis' O.J. Mayo. Among rookies, Chalmers ranks first in steals (1.84 per game), third in assists (4.6), fourth in minutes (31.3), 10th in field goal percentage (.354) and 11th in scoring (9.5).

"I've had just as good of a year as they have," Chalmers said of his fellow rookies.

Cook is tied for 19th in three-point field goal percentage (.423). In his 18 games prior to Wednesday, he shot 50.9 percent (58-for-114) from three-point range.

The rookie and sophomore teams are chosen by assistant coaches.

"Tell me the coaches that didn't vote for me and when we play their team I'll light (them) up," Cook said jokingly.

Beasley, the No. 2 pick in the draft, is second on the Heat at 13.2 points per game. He's also averaging 5.2 rebounds and shooting .448 from the field.

HEAT 93, WIZARDS 71: Dwyane Wade finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, falling just short of his fourth career triple-double. But the Heat (25-19) won this game with defense.

"Bottom line, we shot 39 percent," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We didn't have a great, efficient game, other than we kept our turnovers down. It was another game where Dwyane and Mario (Chalmers) only had one turnover between the two of them.

"But it wasn't like we were spectacular offensively."

Miami held its second straight opponent to a season low in points. It held Atlanta to 79 points on Monday.

The Heat moved into a tie with Detroit (25-19) for the fifth seed in the East, just a half-game behind Atlanta (26-19).


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: January 29, 2009

 

 
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