Udonis Haslem was lost. Now he's found. While much of the speculation heading into Tuesday's Game 5 of these best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics centers on a potential return of Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh from his lower-abdominal strain, the Heat might already have found themselves at a net gain in their power rotation. Largely treated as an afterthought at the start of this series, averaging just over 20 minutes in the series' first three games, Haslem not only went 36 in Sunday's 93-91 overtime loss at TD Garden, but singlehandedly kept the Heat afloat on the glass, with 17 of the team's 40 rebounds. "He played like a warrior," teammate LeBron James said, with the Heat given Monday off after their overnight arrival, in advance of Tuesday's 8:30 p.m. game at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Haslem was lost, but now has found his game
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | Jun 5