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Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/ 7/2011

The Miami Heat Clutch Reel, in all its glory

By Cindy Boren

Presenting the Miami Heat Clutch Reel if, by clutch, you mean the clutch on, like, an old MGB.

Gah. No wonder the guys are in tears in the locker room. (And thanks to Coach Eric Spoelstra for oversharing that little bit of info.) His team may be 43-20, but, after falling 87-86 to the Bulls on Sunday, it hasn't beaten a team with a winning record in over a month. The Heat is 1-9 against the league's top five teams and 0-6 against the Celtics and Bulls.

"When you put your heart and your soul, your blood, your sweat, your tears into something and you want something so bad and it just slips from you by one point, two points, three points, 30 points, just to come up short again and again, it hurts," Chris Bosh said.

LeBron James reportedly had an emotional address for the team after the loss. Anybody seen Pat Riley lately? He'd give 'em something to cry about.

For more, see the official Sports Illustrated gallery of other athletes in tears.

By Cindy Boren  | March 7, 2011; 10:22 AM ET
Categories:  LeBron James, NBA  
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There's virtually no limit to the schadenfreude which could be enjoyed at the expense of this team.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | March 7, 2011 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Beautiful! Simply beautiful...that's exactly how a team should play when you have 3 players who aren't playing their positions on a consistent basis night in and night out....thanks to Lebron? Miami can only go down from here.

Posted by: cbmuzik | March 7, 2011 2:42 PM | Report abuse

I keep thinking about Pat Riley there in the front office and imagining him saying, "I'll give you guys something to cry about."

Posted by: Cindy Boren | March 7, 2011 3:27 PM | Report abuse

So where is James going next? Miami is not working so who will be next any Ideas? You have to have team work and a coach who can set them down and tell all three of them that this is the way it is.Boston maybe an older team but I think they understand it is a team effort.Those players who go to Boston are given the rules it is not about individuals but the team. look at all the new players that they now have and even with that they still are winning maybe not with blow outs but they seam to work together much better.

Posted by: freedon | March 7, 2011 7:41 PM | Report abuse

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