MIAMI (AP) — Udonis Haslem proved why LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh thought he was a good investment.
He was one of the reasons why Wade insisted the three Miami Heat superstars leave some money on the table last summer. If they had not done so, Haslem would not be with the Heat right now.
And that means, they would likely be in big trouble in the Eastern Conference finals.
Playing extended minutes for the first time in nearly six months because of a foot injury, Haslem simply willed the Heat past the Chicago Bulls in Game 2 of the East title series. Haslem scored 13 points off the bench, and was the only Miami player to score for nearly a 12-minute stretch of the second half.
Game 3 is Sunday night in Miami.