NBA notebook: Rebounds a struggle for Heat
BY Associated Press
Friday, January 04, 2013
1/04/13 at 3:12 AM
Most wins in the Eastern Conference, fewest rebounds in the NBA.
It might not sound like a winning formula, but it's working for Miami.
The Heat (22-8) are on pace for the second-worst rebounding season in franchise history, better than only the 2007-08 campaign where Miami won just 15 games.
Only reigning MVP LeBron James is ranked among the top 30 rebounders in terms of average per game, and the Heat have a lineup that's outsized in nearly every game.
What they're doing is simply defying logic. The Heat have been outrebounded by margins this season of 15, 17, 19 and 29 - and somehow, they went 4-0.
"It's something that has been a concern for some time now," said Chris Bosh. "Guys are getting second-chance points on us. Teams are bigger than we are and a lot of time we're rotating, bringing our bigs away from the basket and teams are taking advantage of that, plain and simple. We need to figure out a way to fix it."
Toxicology testing due in Scott Sterling death: An autopsy has been conducted on the body of Scott Ashley Sterling, son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Los Angeles County chief coroner's investigator Craig Harvey says the examination was completed Thursday but the cause of death has been deferred for toxicology testing.
The body of the 32-year-old was found late Tuesday at his home in a beachfront apartment building in Malibu.