MIAMI - Michael Beasley was under siege in the Miami Heat postgame locker room. Some teammates went with verbal jousts, more daring ones tried to unbraid his hair.
All in good fun, a reward of sorts for taking his first charge of the season.
“Felt like we won a championship,” Beasley said afterward, braids still intact.
Yep, everything seems to be working for the Heat these days.
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Dwyane Wade scored 25 points in only 28 minutes, Jermaine O’Neal added 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting against his former team and the Heat enjoyed its largest victory margin this season by topping the Indiana Pacers, 114-80, on Sunday.
Beasley scored 16 points and Udonis Haslem added 13 for Miami, 5-1 in its last six games since a 28-point loss to Memphis sparked a team meeting, a long, ugly film session and plenty of soul searching. The Heat started 8 of 8 from the field for a 17-3 lead and never looked back.