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Lebron James chokes!!!!!!

Indy should be up 2-0

It's clear that Indiana is the better team.

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It seems as though LeBron is working just as hard as he did in Cleveland.
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Remember, last year Indiana was up 2-1 in the series. This isn't a shock by any means. Indiana played good, fundamental defense down the stretch. David West got a bit lucky on the first deflection, because he had his back to LeBron, but did what you're taught to do - get your hands up. The ball deflected off of him and he scooped it up. On that second tip, he got his hand in the passing lane and got another deflection. LeBron didn't choke. When you're always the guy with the ball, every now and then you'll turn it over. It was more about Indiana making the plays than LeBron choking or messing up.

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(05-24-2013 10:24 PM)CThunder86 Wrote:  Lebron James chokes!!!!!!

Indy should be up 2-0

It's clear that Indiana is the better team.

Yeah, LeBron messed up with those two turnovers but he still shot 70% from the field. Without him, the Heat get blownout in this game. The rest of the team shot 37%. That is simply not going to get it done in the last two rounds of the playoffs

Indiana should not be up 2-0. Indiana was only able to get the game to overtime because Ray Allen (one of the best FT shooters) missed a FT in regulation. Also, if Indiana had won the first game, Miami would have come out with a vengeance and probably won this game.

Indiana is definitely not the better team. They have a size advantage but just comparing the lineups Miami is a much better team.

Right now only LeBron is playing well and the rest of team is in a shooting slump and simply playing shit. Miami still hasn't played a game where they actually played well throughout the game in these playoffs. That's bound to happen sooner than later and I think Miami still wins in 6.

(05-24-2013 10:34 PM)iWin Wrote:  It seems as though LeBron is working just as hard as he did in Cleveland.

Yeah, right now there is a new Big 2 in Miami and that's LeBron and Birdman. Miami Heat is becoming the Miami Cavs. Wade had a decent game 1 but Wade and Bosh need to step their game up.

Barkely said it best on Inside The NBA: "LeBron can't carry 4 players on the court"

Allen and Battier are in a terrible slump. And no, it's not just because of the much vaunted Indiana defense. They are missing wide open 3s and they have made a career on hitting those 3s.

Bosh needs to play with the same intensity he played in game 3 against Chicago the rest of the playoffs because Indiana, Memphis/Spurs play with 2 traditional bigs. He can't be having these casual 16 5 games when Hibbert is getting 20+ 10+.

(05-24-2013 10:51 PM)Timoteo Wrote:  Remember, last year Indiana was up 2-1 in the series. This isn't a shock by any means. Indiana played good, fundamental defense down the stretch. David West got a bit lucky on the first deflection, because he had his back to LeBron, but did what you're taught to do - get your hands up. The ball deflected off of him and he scooped it up. On that second tip, he got his hand in the passing lane and got another deflection. LeBron didn't choke. When you're always the guy with the ball, every now and then you'll turn it over. It was more about Indiana making the plays than LeBron choking or messing up.

Yeah, the team needs to get it together. Indiana is much better than last year but so is Miami. However. Miami isn't playing that well and they better get the split in Indiana or it's over.

I still think Miami will eventually turn that "switch" on for good and go bananas like they did last year in games 4, 5, and 6. Even going down 2-1 to this Indiana team might be it. To spout another cliche: Miami has to play game 3 like it is game 7.



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(05-25-2013 03:35 AM)TheSlayer Wrote:  Bosh needs to play with the same intensity he played in game 3 against Chicago the rest of the playoffs because Indiana, Memphis/Spurs play with 2 traditional bigs. He can't be having these casual 16 5 games when Hibbert is getting 20+ 10+.

Yeah the problem with Bosh is that he's out there launching 3's when he's one of the quickest 5's in the league. Makes no sense not to put pressure on Hibbert with the drive since he gets into foul trouble very easily at times. DWade doesn't look completely healthy, so those are threes are gonna have to drop if the Heat are gonna advance. They certainly won't in this current form.
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(05-25-2013 02:29 AM)jariel Wrote:  [Image: 774262507.gif?1369449753]

Birdman got in the way and saved lebron james from a KODAK MOMENT!
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I missed the first half but after watching the highlights of it an the second half it looks like the Pacers are hurting Miami in the paint.

Heat will still win the series and then the finals tho

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(05-25-2013 09:48 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  I missed the first half but after watching the highlights of it an the second half it looks like the Pacers are hurting Miami in the paint.

Heat will still win the series and then the finals tho

Everyone knows that Miami can be hurt on the boards by bigger teams. That was their weakness last year, and the year before that too. They knew that would be the challenge again with Indiana. In fact, many analysis, when discussing at the beginning of the season which team would be the most trouble for the Heat, most pointed to Indiana because of their size. Hibbert improves a bit more with each season. West is a solid vet. They can go to the bench and bring more size and toughness with Hansbrough. Even George has size/length.

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One thing I will say and I thought that decision thing was bs, is that James seems to have grown as a person. I will give anyone props for that. Just like if I see a fat chick at the gym rather that judge her, I respect her effort. So I might not like James but I saw the post game interview and he was talking about George and respecting his game. I didn't see the game but at some point James is seen acknowledging George for the dunk, I believe. That wasn't a diss to bird man but a competitor's respect and that was pretty classy.

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You guys think Bosh is missing that extra weight and size he carried in Toronto and somewhat in his first year on he Heat? I net got used to seeing famine Bosh as I always felt he played best when he could bang around on the inside while still having that outside shot. That size would be coming in handy now.
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70 Points in the first half..... Heat is gonna be hard to beat (yea that rhymed)

Its not gonna happen but it would be grand if the Heat picked up Dwight Howard next season. Howard didnt really do shit in LA and Im not impressed with him... but his rebounding would really help the heat out tremendously.

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Miami hasn't made two straight runs to the Finals without facing some adversity. Tonight you're seeing some adjustments - they were reluctant to go small in the first couple of games, but pulled Haslem out of mothballs and he came through. You have to try to draw Hibbert out, then the rest are attacking the basket instead of settling for the jump shot. Allen and Battier hit a couple of threes, but overall, it's that they're more in attack mode tonight.

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(05-25-2013 11:50 AM)kosko Wrote:  You guys think Bosh is missing that extra weight and size he carried in Toronto and somewhat in his first year on he Heat? I net got used to seeing famine Bosh as I always felt he played best when he could bang around on the inside while still having that outside shot. That size would be coming in handy now.

I think Bosh has been a little too conscious of trying to draw Hibbert out. He needs to mix it up, and simply play his normal game. Hibbert is tough down low, but Bosh has to use HIS advantages and force Hibbert to really have to play him. Instead of trying to avoid him, they're simply going right at him and forcing him to make defensive plays. They're drawing fouls on him, which at some point will make him tentative to avoid fouling out.

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(05-24-2013 10:24 PM)CThunder86 Wrote:  Lebron James chokes!!!!!!

Indy should be up 2-0

It's clear that Indiana is the better team.

LOL, really? Damn man. You do realize that Miami has won something like 45 of the last 49 games?
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(05-24-2013 10:24 PM)CThunder86 Wrote:  Lebron James chokes!!!!!!

Indy should be up 2-0

It's clear that Indiana is the better team.

LOL, really? Damn man. You do realize that Miami has won something like 45 of the last 49 games?

My hate for the Heat blinds me at times.

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Do people reliaze Dwayne Wade is 31? His days of high flying and staying injury free are over. He has been in the league for ten years and for the first 7 years he was always in the top 3 when it came to ft attempts. He has always been injury prone and now that he is older things won't be getting any better. He has got to work on the jumper ala Kobe...

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(05-26-2013 11:47 PM)CThunder86 Wrote:  
(05-26-2013 11:38 PM)InternationPlayboy Wrote:  
(05-24-2013 10:24 PM)CThunder86 Wrote:  Lebron James chokes!!!!!!

Indy should be up 2-0

It's clear that Indiana is the better team.

LOL, really? Damn man. You do realize that Miami has won something like 45 of the last 49 games?

My hate for the Heat blinds me at times.

Dude, I feel you, I don't like the heat either, but you have to give respect where respect is due, and the heat are pretty much unstoppable.
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^^ why do you hate them? Lebron is going to make me a richer man in a bout 3 weeks time.
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i wonder if ray allen can only win a championship on a "big 3" team...
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(05-27-2013 12:21 AM)WestCoast Wrote:  ^^ why do you hate them? Lebron is going to make me a richer man in a bout 3 weeks time.

What bet did you take and what were the odds on it? I was looking to place some bets but most of the bets for Heat and LeBron have incredibly low odds, not even worth betting.
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(05-26-2013 09:46 PM)Timoteo Wrote:  Miami hasn't made two straight runs to the Finals without facing some adversity. Tonight you're seeing some adjustments - they were reluctant to go small in the first couple of games, but pulled Haslem out of mothballs and he came through. You have to try to draw Hibbert out, then the rest are attacking the basket instead of settling for the jump shot. Allen and Battier hit a couple of threes, but overall, it's that they're more in attack mode tonight.

This is the best game of the Heat this post-season. This is the way the played against OKC last year in the Finals. It was funny to see many people and analysts say Indiana should have been up 2-0. And I was thinking, 'Man, Miami hasn't even played well yet." I think Heat will probably wrap this up in 5. They don't want to get into a length series with the Pacers especially when the Spurs will definitely win their series in 4 or 5. You don't want the Spurs all rested and have no rest for yourself.

I love Inside the NBA but they have been really off about the Heat ever since they came together. Barkley loves LeBron but obviously hates the Heat.
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(05-27-2013 12:21 AM)WestCoast Wrote:  ^^ why do you hate them? Lebron is going to make me a richer man in a bout 3 weeks time.

I hate the Heat for having trashy lowlifes like Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers, and Birdman, along with an assorted ragtag of journeymen who have come together to be part of the LeBron James "Decision" show.

In the end, it's LeBron's fault for manufacturing such a garbage team in a market unworthy of any major franchise. Instead of elevating the league, a once in a lifetime talent sent it racing into the gutter.
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(05-26-2013 11:52 PM)CThunder86 Wrote:  Do people reliaze Dwayne Wade is 31? His days of high flying and staying injury free are over. He has been in the league for ten years and for the first 7 years he was always in the top 3 when it came to ft attempts. He has always been injury prone and now that he is older things won't be getting any better. He has got to work on the jumper ala Kobe...

Wade actually never has been injury free for prolonged stretches because of his high flying style and the way he relentlessly attacks the rim.

If anything he can become more injury free going forward if he changes his style of play and becomes a much better shooter like Kobe.

It would be great if he can work like LeBron on his shooting this off-season and become a threat from the 3.
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(05-27-2013 12:31 AM)SHANbangs Wrote:  i wonder if ray allen can only win a championship on a "big 3" team...

I'm not quite sure what you mean here. Allen was a major contributor on the Celtic teams that made two finals runs. He wasn't as consistent this year with the Heat, but then again, the Celts saw slippage so they were willing to let him go. Most championship teams have at least two stars, and a third player that's arguably an all-star quality player. Key role players provide the rest. Jordan wasn't a champion until they put that around him. Stars like Magic, Bird, Kobe, etc. always had that around them. It's pretty difficult for a single all-star to carry a team to a championship. Occasionally, a single star can get you to the finals (Iverson in '01 with the Sixers, LeBron in '07 with the Cavs), but people treat the "Big 3" think like it was a new innovation when the Celts, then the Heat did it. The media made a big deal of the Heat because of HOW they got together (free agency with James and Bosh joining Wade), while the Celts did it via trade (Garnett) with Allen coming via free agency to join Pierce. In different eras, Big 3s grew more organically via the draft, because rules curtailed greater player movement.

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