miami on cruise control?
tonight is not the first time they are smiling after a loss...happened in the NY game too. im not taking anything away from those teams that beat them because they are good teams but are the heat just on cruise control right now? this can be seen just watching them play defense...they arent playing with the same intensity that they are known for.
they used to show lots of frustration after every loss but has one championship made them feel as though now that they are champs losing in the regular season doesnt matter?
if this is how they are going to continue to play i just hope they can turn it up when they need to...cuz the grizzlies, clippers, and knicks are for real
It's the regular season.
The Heat, like the Lakers, Spurs, Celtics, and the Thunder, to some extent, don't really care about the regular season.
They just want to get through this marathon and kick it into high gear when the playoffs start.
thats what im hoping...im hoping most importantly they can step up their defense when needed. theres a possibility they cant because of their lack of size, facing teams with solid centres will cause them to struggle
While solid centers may be a problem for the Heat, there aren't any more solid true centers in the East that can take over a game.
Chandler isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut, Garnett is a PF not a true C, they dealt with Roy Hibbert quite well last season, Noah isn't an offensive threat. I mean, outside of Bynum, I don't see anybody's size giving the Heat trouble in the East. And the 76ers aren't the perimeter defending team they were last season.
true centers arent their problem...well it is....but its the offensive rbs they allow...noah will destroy them on the boards and so far...yes he is a threat on offense he has gotten so much better working with jabbar. the heat always have trouble with kg, bosh has always struggled defending him. but i do agree the east dont have as many bigs...until bynum comes back then philly will be their worse matchup...two great players at their weakest positions...center and pg
They're actually pretty decent at not giving up offensive boards (tied for 8th best in the league). Their biggest problem defensively is actually giving up the 3. They give up the most 3's per game than any team in the league.
you're right i just looked at it again...but with the 3's i think they are just getting unlucky...chris paul hit very deep 3's last night while the knicks were just on fire when they played them. however some of the players arent bothering to contest the shooters at times...not even a hand up
Luck maybe had something to do with it, but I think there's something in their defensive scheme that makes it tougher to get out to shooters at the 3 point line. They were terrible defending the 3 last year as well. I think it has something to do with the wings having to help so much
I doubt it. They lost to 3 good teams on the road. The Knicks are undefeated. The Grizz have won 6 in a row and the Clips have won 4 in a row. Miami caught those teams at the wrong time... on the road.
The Heat are great and are still favorites to win it all, but they're not invincible.
Over the course of the next 70+ games all the heat need to do is win about 50 games (easy), stay healthy (more difficult), and figure out how to get Ray Allen more involved in the offense besides a few catch a shoot threes (hard if your an idiot like Spo); a big man who get bought out at the deadline would be good but again the dumb coach wouldn't play him to stay "positionless".
Why is Spo and Idiot? Ray is averaging 12pts off the bench, and has scored 19 or 20 in a few games. Why does Ray need to be involved? and Spo, the idiot, won and NBA Championship last year just to let you know.
Spo won the championship? How many points did he score? Why does Ray need to be involved (dumb question)? because he has a lot more in his game besides a few 3 point attempts per game, in the preseason they were having him handle the ball, posting up and having him be a part of the motion inside and out. Most importantly Spo is an idiot because he is copying the gimic offense ran by such successful coachs as Don Nelson and Mike Dantoni, he as more championship than both of them but he also has the big three. The heat don't have an advantage in strategy, they have Lebron and the other team doesn't.
First, I meant " Why does Ray have to be more involved?" He doesnt need to post up or handle the ball for the Heat to be successful. He's avg 12pts on a team full of people that can put the ball in the hole. Im pretty sure they're happy with the amount of touches he get. He was brought their to post up or handle the ball, dats nonsense. He came to come off screens and make big shots. How many points did Spo score? (DUMB QUESTION) of course Spo didnt score a point. What coach ever has? .Spo was the coach of the team, he won the championship along with his players. Just like Pop won in San Antonio, Phil won in Chicago and LA. Whether he copied a system from whoever, it doesn't matter, its winning basketball. It got a ring. Yes they have Lebron, he's the MVP, they won. Bulls had MJ. Phil still gets credit. Lakers had Shaq and Kobe, Phil still gets credit. Celts had big three, Doc gets credit. Coaches coach, they dont score, but they win too. The best TEAM win rings. yes the heat have Lebron but they also are the best team. And to me, Spo IS a successful coach and he'll keep racking up wins while not scoring a single point. So dude, save your sarcastic senseless remarks or comments about basketball for someone else.
Not like Pop or Phil at all, their teams won with them and not without them; neither Pop or Phil would have lost to Dallas (did you forget about Dallas). Who where the Spurs before Pop (nothing), Michael before Phil (a chucker), and Kobe/Shaq before Phil (drama), Doc was always a good coach without any talent to coach. How many points did spo score was sarcasm, the fact that you didn't pick up on that speaks to how smart you are. Sure they brought in ray to shoot, but if that is all we were going to have him to why didn't we trade for Daniel Gibson? He can shoot, stand still, and not play defense. If we are going to play ray allen the way we have been he will be a DISADVANTAGE in the playoffs or whenever we face a good defensive team. We didn't bring him in to post up and handle but we did bring him in to be a basketball player and take advantage of mismatches. Ray has been posting up his entire career and if he is defended by a PG posting up sound like a great option does it not? You don't have to be a C, PF, Lebron, or Kobe to post up.
Try to snap and sound smart to someone else because it isn't working, it's also cute how you said you where done with this conversation and then come back a few days later to get the final word, after deleting a few of your dumb posts first of course. Your 89 posts must be the reason you think you know this game more than me, maybe before you talk about Ray Allen watch him more than 5 games a year and provide more proff of Spo being a good coach than "his stacked team won on the second try".
We're debating basketball on here. You have your opinion, I have mine. But their is no reason to make up lies.
I never said I was done, I love to debate sports, I am an athlete plus a fan of the game. I caught your sarcasm sir, thats why I gave sarcasm right back to you. First I'll discuss the bball part... THE SPURS LOST! THE LAKERS LOST! THE CELTS LOST! You talk like they never lost a game! Spo coached the heat to a title after losing in the finals the 1st year. Wow thats such a disappointment. You sound dumb! The Spurs had, Duncan(greatest pf of all time) Tony Parker(future hall of famer) and Manu(great sg for the last decade) sounds like a stacked team to me. ALL FO THE LAKERS TEAMS THAT HAVE WON CHAMPIONSHIPS WERE STACKED. Boston was stacked! The heat are stacked, so what. Spo coached the team, made the subs, called the plays, he played a part. How can you even downplay what he did but not downplay other winning coaches? But thats my opinion.
NEXT SUBJECT: I played high school ball, graduated with a 3.8, honor society bladda bladda... played college ball, graduated with a 3.6 and a won a division 1 conference title and played in the ncaa tournament, received a bachelors in mass communications with a focus of broadcasting, and a minor in sports management. Now, I play overseas where I'm doing pretty well and will be soon taking online classes for my masters.In response to your sarcastic remark, now that actually shows how smart I am. In my spare time which, I have a lot of, I like to watch, read, talk, and debate about sports. Im sorry for getting annoyed with you, I just get tired of coming across unrealistic biased opinons about sports. I like to actually debate and trade ideas with people who make sense.
LAST SUBJECT: Did I upset you so much that you had to go back and neg every post that I ever made? LOL what type of weirdo are you? Who does such things? And I never deleted any of my posts. I like when people disagree with me, I like hearing other people's thoughts but for you to just go back and n=neg all of my posts makes me wonder about you. You shouldnt have that much free time on your hands man. LOL... Im not your enemy, just a concerned blog buddy.
They had no answer for Crawford..He must've thought he was on Soul Train,becuz he was dancing all over the floor and the Heat couldnt do anything to stop him...Wade could've been the guy gaurding him..But there were reports that Wade was playing on an injured foot last night,and shouldnt have been out there..He hurt them more than helped...
Plus opposing big men are take advantage of Battier's lack of height.......
I have to admire Lebron for refusing to be taking out of the game,when they were down late in the 4th quarter..The Heat made a good run in the final minutes.....
They have to make an adjustment to their frontcourt.....
what i felt they should have done this year was to just play a regular lineup with a true pf and center...then by playoffs they go back to their small lineup so teams will not have enough time to adjust their playing style against the heat. right now by playing this lineup night in and night out...teams will have lots of time to learn the ways to beat this kind of lineup and by the time its playofffs it wont be as effective anymore