Re: RONDO VS LEBRON
posted at 4/27/2011 12:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: RONDO VS LEBRON
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: RONDO VS LEBRON : I reckon we hold more of an edge inside. I see KG shutting bosh down and being more aggressive on offense, outscoring him for the series. I also think baby bounces back from this poor knicks series to average 10-12 points. shaq could decimate miami's weak front line if he plays. I hope JO keeps up his strong play.
Posted by teh-n00b[/QUOTE]
Yes that could all come true, on your points:
1. Look to the PER battle KG vs. Bosh... not exactly just outscoring him. I am hoping Bosh gets his 18 w/ a PER of 17 (he was at 19.4 reg season) and KG gets his 16 w/ a PER of 21.5 (He was at 20.6 reg season).
I think KG can bring almost the same D he did in '08. but if he does... he is too old to also go off for 20 every game. maybe 1-2x a series he gives us 20+. but holding Bosh to 18p-8r-1b while getting 16p-11r-2b would be incredible.
2. Is it health w/ Baby? If he is healthier than vs. NY b/c of the week off I can see it. but he matches up w/ Joel Anthony and thats about it. Anthony is a Turiaf type. Turiaf outplayed Baby.
So I am worried there. If Baby has his energy and a couple games where he gives us his brush off the contact, 2-3 power layups, 1-2 jumpers, 3-4 from the line spittle flying everywhere screaming to the sky performances it could be THE diff.
I am just hoping/expecting he avg's 7p 4r in 20-22 mins compared to Anthony's 3p 5r in 27-29.
3. The Nov-Jan Shaq could tear them up in the paint. He will be way off w/ his timing the first few games tho. We can't expect that shaq till maybe the finals (knock on wood). I'm pretty sure we won't get that Shaq, 16 mins, 9 points, 5 reb's. I just hope beyond hope for 11 mins, 6 points, 3 reb's.
4. JON has been (thru 4 playoff games) an exact wash
w/ what Perk brought in like 60 playoff games here. Be nice to get Shaq back and just ask JO to keep up the 25 min, 6 point, 4 rebound 3 block pace. No Shaq, we'll have to push him to 31-33 mins w/ 1 more bucket and double the boards.