That’s the magic number.
With Chris Bosh out with an abdominal injury that will take 2 1/2 to 6 1/2 weeks to heal depending on who you believe, the Miami Heat need their two superstars – LeBron James and Dwyane Wade – to average at least 60 points in order for the Heat to get past the Indiana Pacers and win it all.
Right now, James and Wade are averaging a combined 46.6 points in this Eastern Conference semifinals series that the Heat are trailing 2-1 heading into Sunday’s Game 4 in Indianapolis.
James is at 27.3 a game. Wade 19.3.
That’s not enough.
In desperate times, the superstars get it done.
Ten years ago, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant showed us all how.