Heat Hit A New Low

Miami scores fewest baskets in history as Boston's backups romp, 88-62
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Mar 30, 2008 10:27 PM CDT
Miami Heat's Ricky Davis watches from the bench late in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, March 30, 2008, in Boston. The Celtics won 88-62.    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
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(Newser) – In a season of ignominy, Miami reached a new level of embarrassment, setting the modern NBA record for fewest baskets scored with 17 in an 88-62 loss in Boston. After jetting to a 27-4 advantage early, the league-leading Celtics trotted out their backups for much of the rest of the game; no starter played over 25 minutes in the rout.

Kevin Garnett's second-year understudy Leon Powe led the victors with 17 points. Miami coach Pat Riley missed his fourth game to scout college players, leaving frustrated assistant Ron Rothstein to manage a young team packed with players who were in the NBA development league only a few weeks ago: "There's just not a lot of stuff we can run with the new guys."