A few Heat notes after Game 2 vs Nets
Norris Cole, who shot just 34 percent after the All-Star break, entered Game 2 shooting 53.8 percent from the field and 61.5 percent on three-pointers in these playoffs. Spoelstra said one reason he thrives in big moments is because “he’s a tough kid. It’s part of the fabric we liked about him.” Miami Herald</a>
Chris Andersen, who played despite a bruised shin, finished 11th in balloting for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. Andersen received two third-place votes and was one of 18 players who received votes. The Clippers’ Jamal Crawford won the award, with Chicago’s Taj Gibson second and the Spurs’ Manu Ginobili third.
Heat president Pat Riley finished tied for fifth with Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti for NBA Executive of the Year honors after an offseason in which he re-signed Andersen, added Beasley and Oden and amnestied Mike Miller. San Antonio’s R.C. Buford won the award.
-- Miami Herald