Reaction from Wednesday's upset...
“We didn’t execute well in the fourth quarter and they did and they got the crowd into the game and for a young team like that, that’s how you play with fire."
“We earned this. We came to play this game tonight. We did not come to compete and do the necessary things particularly from an effort, concentration standpoint to win the game and they outplayed us.”
“They jumped on us and we weren’t ready for it,” James said. “It was a game of runs and they took advantage of all our faults tonight … a lot shots and mistakes in the fourth including myself.”
“We went into the fourth quarter up nine points and scored 45 points in the third quarter, that’s usually a game that we win,” Haslem said. “We go back and look at the film and see what happened in the fourth and breakdowns and we’ll correct. It’s still the second game of the year and we still have a lot of room for improvement on both ends of the floor.”
NOTES FROM THE GAME
—The Heat missed its first seven field goals.
—The 76ers made their first 11 field goals then missed 11 straight from 1:10 in the first quarter to 6:10 in the second quarter.
—The Heat set a court record for points in a quarter (45) in the third period.
—Sixers rookie Michael Carter-Williams set an NBA record for steals (nine) in his first game.
—Miami missed 10 straight field goals from 4:55 left in the fourth quarter to 10 seconds left in the fourth.
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