Miami Forward Chris Bosh, one of Miami’s Big Three, recorded his first single-double of the season in the Heat’s first win over the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night. A single-double is a statistic in basketball where a player achieves double figures in one area of the game, whether it is scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, or blocks. Bosh exploded for 15 points and 8 rebounds as Miami coasted for their first victory in the new era of Heat basketball.
“I really feel like I’ve picked up my game in the last 24 hours,” Chris boasted in the post game press conference. “I started slow in Boston, getting only a triple-single with 8 points, 8 boards, and one assist. But tonight, everything just kind of fell together for me and I felt totally awesome! The game slowed down, you know?”
Most of the members of the press certainly did not know what Chris meant, since none of us had ever played basketball, particularly not at the level Chris was talking about.
“I certainly expect that I’ll be getting a lot more single-doubles as we start learning to play better with the new scheme and new teammates,” Chris said confidently, before falling asleep in his chair. It has been a long night for him, and the adrenaline was obviously wearing off. Dwyane Wade came in and picked Bosh up and carried him off to a nap room that Miami has sectioned off in the arena….
Bosh wasn’t alone, as Dwyane and LeBron Wade both recorded their second single-doubles in only the second game of the season. So far, so good, says Pat Riley.
“These guys are incredible, but honestly, I expected these types of outlandish numbers,” Pat told reporters. “When you bring talent like this together, there are going to be some incredible statistics that jump off the box score. If you would have said three months ago that in just two games the Big Three would combine for five single-doubles, a lot of people wouldn’t have believed it. But I knew this kind of thing would happen.”
Eternally negative Charles Barkley, however, was less impressed with the performance. On TNT, the analyst said: “Single-double? I thought LeBron was going to average a triple-double by himself? We’re talking about single-doubles? LeBron’s averages so far is something like 23.5 / 5 / 5. If there were two LeBrons, he would just barely be averaging a triple-double.”
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