People who like betting on NBA games at SBG Global online sportsbook (pro basketball lines will be coming up) are wondering, will it be awkward when Dwayne Wade hosts his former teammates of the Miami Heat on Friday, January 27th at the United Center? With himself and Jimmy Butler yelling at the kids, it’ll be a scene straight out of The Way of All Flesh.
Somebody call Glenn Frey
Somebody call Glenn Frey because The Heat Is On (extended version). Miami has won five games in a row – including upsetting the pro basketball lines against the Rockets and the Warriors –, their longest winning streak of the season. The Heat’s latest victim were the Nets on Wednesday. Wayne Ellington scored 22 points and Goran Dragic had 17, but it was Dion Waiters’ game-winning shot with seven seconds to go in regulation that was the perfect corollary for Miami’s 38-17 rally in the fourth quarter. Waiters has gone a long way from being the Cavaliers’ Mr. Cellophane a couple of years ago, to being Miami’s clutch guy. The bad news is that every time he makes a game-winning shot, Dion loses a memory. “I love that moment. You can never shy away from that. I just feel like … One of my favorite quotes is … uh … I forgot it already,” Waiters told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Elsewhere, rookie Okaro White was effective on both ends of the court, scoring a career-best 10 points and four blocks. Meanwhile, Willie Reed had 14 points (seven in the fourth) off the bench.
I have three championships
The Bulls lost to the Hawks for the seventh straight time since 2015 on Wednesday, despite Butler’s 40 points (the fifth time this season he scores at least 40 points) and Wade’s 33. Both of Chicago’s stars had some choice words for their teammates. “I’m 35 years old, man. I have three championships,” Wade said. “It shouldn’t hurt me more than it hurts them. They have to want it.” Butler added that “if you’re not (mad) after you lose every game, something’s wrong. I want to play with guys who care and play hard and want to do well for this organization, that want to win games.” Well, now he’s being sagacious. The next time fans betting on NBA games see him, he’s gonna be out on the court with four guys who give a hoot. The Bulls have beat the Heat twice this season, but the way things are looking at the moment, the pro basketball lines should favor Miami to continue their late-January streak – especially with Chicago imploding so bad that Wade would actually consider exercising his player option this summer and become a free agent again after the season ends. The Bulls are 23-24 would make the playoffs if the playoffs started right this second, but Chicago has played one more game than the Pistons and two more than the Bucks, and both those teams are hot on the Bulls’ trail. Wade will remain with the team for the rest of the season, though, so Chicago fans betting on NBA games should not despair yet.