With nine seconds remaining in the Heat's game against the Bulls last week, Udonis Haslem was all that stood between Derrick Rose and the potential game-tying basket. Rose used a pick to squeeze by LeBron James at the top of the key and then blew past Chris Bosh to get into the lane, where he met Haslem. Positioned at the edge of the restricted area, Haslem stepped up to meet Rose a few feet inside the free-throw line. Rose lowered his head and knocked Haslem to the ground, but no charge was called. Still, the collision threw Rose off balance, and after pivoting his right foot three times, Rose put up a short floater. The shot clanked off the front of the rim, giving the Heat its biggest win of the season.
Miami Heat continues counting on Udonis Haslem
Miami Herald | Feb 7