OK, it wasn't exactly a frat party. The stakes are a bit extreme for Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller to blurt out, "Toga!" in the middle of the Eastern Conference finals. But the former University of Florida roommates sure looked like they were having fun when they finally got to share meaningful minutes Wednesday for the first time since their Gators days a decade ago. This, however, is about more than rekindling memories. This is about making new ones. And that could be a potentially huge development for the Heat as they head into Sunday's Game 3 of this best-of-seven series, now tied 1-1 with the Bulls. While Miller has yet to regain his fire-at-will shooting confidence, his scrappiness, paired with similar hustle by Haslem, offers the perfect complement to the skill of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Beyond that, with Miller a combo small forward-shooting guard and Haslem a combo power forward-undersized center, quality contributions by the duo open exponential possibilities. More than that, a contributing presence by each also reduces the need to force-feed some of the not-up-to-the-moment talent into the rotation.
Oh, and Mike Miller was pretty good, too
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | May 20