Your expectations for LBJ tonight?
I'm expecting him to play great in the biggest game of his career.
32pts, 12rebs, 8asts, 2blks, 2stls while shooting over 55% from the field, getting to the line 9 times, and hitting 3 three pointers.
I also expect him to close out the game as we saw him do in Boston and Chicago several times.
"This game is probably going to be the biggest game of my career, not probably it is."
"NOW OR NEVER"
I'm more of the person who will sit back and watch before I make assumptions, but damn it if I don't see LBJ going off on the mav's tonight.
Hope he repeats his 3-11, 8 points, 0 in 4th quarter.....He will definitely be more assertive tonight, will that help or hurt? Trying to do too much can be a detriment. Go Mavs
i expect a 3ple double with close to 40 bucks.
Lebron will get 24 pts, 12 reb , 10 ast . but the heat will lose because i think Dirk Terry Berea n Marion will carry the mavs tonight.
I think he'll get 25 pts, 12 reb, 7 ast.....
But, the Heat lose.
30pts 10rebs 13ast
33 pts 11 reb 7 ast 11-22 fg 1-2 3pt 10-12 ft
He'll be in the lane and at the line a lot tonight
Gone fishing, he's not coming back....
I forgot to add 2 travels!
25 pts, 12 reb, 7 ast, 2 travels (6 other missed traveling calls).
If he scores 15-20 they will win. If he scores more than that they are gonna loose. He can't force the issue of scoring too much. If so he will mess with Wade's mojo that he has going in this series
I think he'll have a stat line roughly close to this
26 points, 7rebounds, 8assists, 3turnovers. He'll shoot 8/17 from the field (2/5 from the 3pt line) while 8/10 from the ft line.
On average, we have come up with a probable stat-line of:
- 27.8 PPG
- 10.8 RPG
- 8.5 APG
Pretty much a triple double or damn near.
LeBron will have 3 flops 20 complains on non-calls and a technical foul.
Wow... I always disliked lebron, and always got heat for it... now the same people are turning against him, make your mind and stick to it
Wade has dominated this series, so I see no reason to go away from him. He's been ripping the Mavs apart. He just needs a little more help.
LeBron just needs to be aggressive. He doesn't have to score a lot of points, but he has to attack.
I think he'll get 20 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 turnovers, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
However, I still like the Mavs to win this game. I just think they get it done tonight. It'll come down to the buzzer, but I think the Mavs win by 3 points. 98-95.
lol 204, you're right with the 20 complains on no-calls...it's funny how much he whines to the refs, he would probably get more calls if he'd quit pouting for calls and just play
You know how this world is... They like to kick and join in on the jokes when someone is down.
I haven't always disliked LeBron. I loved him in high school. Loved him during his first few years in the league. I think I started disliking him when I felt he started believing his own hype. Like he really started to believe he was "The King". I got tired of the showboating... The dancing. Got tired of him refering to himself in the third person. I thought his arrogance went to a new level. Got tired of him flirting with teams before his free-agency even started. And then "The Decision" just topped it off for me. And just how he treated all of the fans from Cleveland... I had no problem with him leaving... I just thought he could've shown them a little more respect and appreciation.
23 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals, 1 block, 3 turnovers.
Wade outscores him again.
Mavs for the win.
All these "experts" on TV are trying to predict how many points he will get and what not. If I am d Wade, I go up to lebron and say shut down Dirk. If he even has the guts to guard Dirk, or even contain him, he will have a huge weight lifted off his back, which should help him have a big night.
Other than a couple of switches, LeBron hasn't defended Dirk the entire series. You'd think they'd put LeBron on him during crunch time, but that's not the case. He's defending Terry instead. It's like LeBron is always defending the little guy.
There were people saying LeBron would shut Dirk down before the series started, but like I said... There is no player that can shut Dirk down individually... Not even LeBron.
The only thing that can stop Dirk is doubling him and forcing him to pass the ball.
"It's like LeBron is always defending the little guy."
Yeah, like Paul Pierce, Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Garnett, Shawn Marion, Luol Deng and the MVP; Derrick Rose. You're right...
Of course he's defended his matchups. I mean, Paul Pierce, Andre Iguodala and Luol Deng are small forwards. That's who LeBron is matched up against.
And I don't think he defended Elton Brand and Kevin Garnett individually. He just made great defensive plays as a helpside defender, which he's great at.
Rose is 6' 2.5", so I consider him a little guy. He defended Rafer Alston, who's 6' 2", in 2009 instead of Turk and Lewis. This series he's defending Terry who's only 6' 2", instead of Dirk.
IF LeBron is the best defender in the league like a lot of people are saying, I'd like him to defend the best offensive player on the floor. He hasn't defended Dirk one time this series, other than a few switches.
Why would he defend a 7'0fter when Udonis Haslem has a history of guarding him very well. It's like asking the Rockets in 09 to put Ron Artest on Kobe instead of Shane Battier. You put someone who has a history of guarding them rather than gambling.
It makes perfect sense to me, then again, that's just me.
Dirk is seven foot, but it's not like Haslem is that much bigger than LeBron. As a matter of fact, he's shorter than LeBron. I know LeBron is listed at 6' 8", but I wouldn't be surprised if he was closer to 6' 9".
My thinking is that Dirk has had his way, especially down the stretch... He's gotten what he wanted against Bosh and Haslem. IF LeBron is that great of a defender, why isn't he defending Dirk? At least down the stretch? Why is he on Terry, when it's Dirk who will determine the outcome of the game?
IndianaBasketball; The Skip Bayless of NBADraft.net
Tongue-Out-Like-23; The Stephen A. Smith of NBADraft.net
I actually love Stephen A. Smith...
I like Stephen A. too, but there's no denying he can be a loud mouth and know it all at times... And someone you just want to tell to shut up.
I actually dislike Bayless. Too critical on LeBron and everything he does isn't good enough. Focuses too much on the negativity and nitpicks.
But hey... You win!
Nobody wins when it comes to opinions.
To each, their own.