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#101 last stand 2.0

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Posted March 25, 2013 - 06:47 PM

So were we.

 

oh you mean defending champions after 3 straight finals appearances, with pau gasol going in the mental toilet at the end of the season, kobe playing on one leg, and half the talent in general that the heat have.

 

sounds like a similar situation. the heat are going to win the title no matter how much you want to close your eyes and ears and go lalalala 


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Posted March 25, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Smh on some people here "not impressed" with a 27 game winning streak. 27 people. To put it into perspective: we can't even get 3 straight. And we celebrate like crazy when we get back to back wins. 


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Posted March 25, 2013 - 10:34 PM

Smh on some people here "not impressed" with a 27 game winning streak. 27 people. To put it into perspective: we can't even get 3 straight. And we celebrate like crazy when we get back to back wins. 


Well it is the Heat so don't expect a lot of people giving them credit. lol



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Posted March 26, 2013 - 05:02 AM

oh you mean defending champions after 3 straight finals appearances, with pau gasol going in the mental toilet at the end of the season, kobe playing on one leg, and half the talent in general that the heat have.

sounds like a similar situation. the heat are going to win the title no matter how much you want to close your eyes and ears and go lalalala


Teams that go on winning streaks that have to play their main guys 35-40 minutes just to sustain it and go into the playoffs not working on the flaws that put them in that situation to begin with burn out sooner than others with their weaknesses fully exploited.


Keep not thinking it won't be the case and watch when they run out of energy in the playoffs and then realize how much that "streak" really meant. I'll wait for your "they peaked too soon" excuse.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 05:22 AM

Teams that go on winning streaks that have to play their main guys 35-40 minutes just to sustain it and go into the playoffs not working on the flaws that put them in that situation to begin with burn out sooner than others with their weaknesses fully exploited.


Keep not thinking it won't be the case and watch when they run out of energy in the playoffs and then realize how much that "streak" really meant. I'll wait for your "they peaked too soon" excuse.


They don't even look a little tired out there. Have you been watching their games? They coast an are generally down through halftime, and somewhere during the 3rd quarter they stomp on the gas pedal and finish whatever team with ease. Playing your main guys 35-40 minutes, especially when they're in their prime, isn't a big deal.

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 07:50 AM

Teams that go on winning streaks that have to play their main guys 35-40 minutes just to sustain it and go into the playoffs not working on the flaws that put them in that situation to begin with burn out sooner than others with their weaknesses fully exploited.


Keep not thinking it won't be the case and watch when they run out of energy in the playoffs and then realize how much that "streak" really meant. I'll wait for your "they peaked too soon" excuse.

 

you mean the same team that has been resting it's players throughout the streak and winning a majority in blowout fashion, and playing their stars no more minutes than the rest of the leagues contenders

 

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Posted March 26, 2013 - 12:43 PM

Aside from Wade, nobody else on Miami is at a risk of running out of gas, completely, in the playoffs.  That includes the older players, like Ray Allen, Mike Miller, and Shane Battier, who are playing spot-up shooter night in and night out...and nothing more.

 

Wade is a curious case because of his injuries, kind of what we saw with Allen Iverson later in his career...but the difference is, Wade knows who #1 is in Miami.  It's not his city anymore.  Some nights, he can even defer to Chris Bosh, and the Heat can still log the win.

 

Major winning streaks come from major contenders, and a lot of times, champions.

 

72 Lakers (33 wins) - champs

71 Bucks (20 wins) - champs

00 Lakers (19 wins) - champs

70 Knicks (18 wins) - champs

96 Bulls (18 wins) - champs

 

For teams 18+ wins or above (and not extending into a second season), I left off three teams.  Two of them (2009 Celtics and 2008 Rockets) lost a significant player before the playoffs (Garnett and Yao).  There's a STRONG chance Boston would have won the 2009 NBA championship with a healthy Garnett...don't care if I'm on a Lakers site or not, it's true.  Ariza was not going to stop Paul Pierce.

 

Anyone remember what Houston nearly did to us the following season...without Yao Ming?  We were the 2009 champs, who almost lost to a dismantled Rockets team that year.  Sorry, but Houston probably beats us if they had Yao in that playoff series.  We dodged two bullets.

 

The other team I left off (the 1982 Celtics) were defending champs, and went on to win a couple more in the next five years.  They also lost (in the playoffs) in seven games, to a team that would go on and win the NBA championship the following season, the Sixers.

 

No team in the league is more dangerous than the Miami Heat right now.  It's not even close.  The Spurs may be able to beat them and end the streak soon, who knows, but in a seven-game series, no team will get the job done...and it will take an injury to one of the big three (like Boston needed from Bosh last season), or a couple of shooters to go down, for a team to knock them off their pedestal. 



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:25 PM

Miami down HUGE with a few minutes left.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:29 PM

LeBron missing FTs in the clutch.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:30 PM

LeBron losing it, gets an intentional flagrant foul on Boozer, doesn't care.


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:36 PM

bulls coming close to winning this thing. 



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:36 PM

Chicago is showing how to play good zone defense right now. Why can't the Lakers do this....



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Chicago is showing how to play good zone defense right now. Why can't the Lakers do this....

They got a defensive minded coach. and he's good at it too.



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Damn hinrich wanted that ball



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Miami down 9 with 2 minutes left now.

 

WHO NEEDS ROSE? :laughing:


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:37 PM

Chicago is showing how to play good zone defense right now. Why can't the Lakers do this....

Well to be fair we kicked there ass last time



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:39 PM

Hopfully chicago doesnt just focus on the clock. gotta keep scoring. 



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:40 PM

Don't choke Chicago


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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:43 PM

YESSSSS they got it



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Posted March 27, 2013 - 06:44 PM

lol lebron acting like he got hit on the lip






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