EC RD2: #2 Miami Heat vs #3 Indiana Pacers
Posted May 24, 2012 - 09:57 PM
If Phili somehow wins, they have better youth, more explosiveness, and perhaps more energy overall to match with Miami, but I think their inexperience will really come to bite them in the ass then. I think it's a win win either way for Miami unfortunately.
Our best hope or at least my best hope since I can't speak for everyone since apparently there's some supposed Laker fans in here who are Heat fans as well (SMH unbelieveable), is either SA or OKC and I'm not exactly sure even then, which would pose a greater threat to Miami. I think you can make two very solid arguments for both, but even then it's not guarantee either.
Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:07 PM
Lebron had the better performance in game 4, but Wade was on point tonight with delivering clutch baskets in the 4th, and even had 20 points in the second quarter. Mike Miller came up huge with key three pointers.
Indiana is in that spot where you have a decent team that can make the playoffs and win a series or two, but they can't be looked at as legitimate contenders because they don't have a superstar. A go to guy at the end of the game.
Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:09 PM
Losing Bradley forces a lot of Ray Allen, who is barely walking and struggling to get ANY lift on his shots...to the point where he's a liability out there.
Without a true center (Garnett playing the five), the Heat really have every advantage in the book.
Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:18 PM
And with Allen still hobbling around with those bone spurs, he doesn't have a chance at guarding a Dwyane Wade who went off for 40 (not sure how much he ended up with) tonight. The Heat could survive without Bosh until the NBA Finals, which would give him about 3 1/2 weeks to recuperate from the abdominal strain.
Edited by Mr. Me 2, May 24, 2012 - 10:22 PM.
Posted May 24, 2012 - 10:21 PM
Posted May 25, 2012 - 02:19 AM
Arguably the greatest franchise ever
Posted May 26, 2012 - 06:46 PM
and yet another huge break for Miami. First New York losing Shumpert (best perimeter defender), no Lin, No Amare for a while (though Miami still would've won the series regardless, but perhaps NY could've made them work a bit more and take 1 or 2 more), then Chicago (Rose), then facing Indiana or Orlando (turned out to be Indiana without any true superstar as mentioned), now as RD mentioned, Boston losing their best perimeter defender (Bradley), Ray Allen totally hurt, struggling just to move, Pierce hurt as well, my goodness... and don't give me the Bosh BS. Besides, that dinosaur will probably return sooner than we think. Sure wouldn't surprise me regardless of what supposed 'reports' may say otherwise.
This season has been bull[expletive] anyway; however, I give credit to Popavich for resting his players.
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