Re: Utah comes from 22 down to win in OT at Miami...
posted at 11/11/2010 10:52 AM EST
In Response to Re: Utah comes from 22 down to win in OT at Miami...
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Utah comes from 22 down to win in OT at Miami... : That was funny...and although I won't go so far as calling him a "pile of dookie", I will agree with you on Bosh being overrated. I can't figure out why they call him one of "the 3 kings" when he's, AT BEST, a complimentary player. He's not much of a defender or rebounder. Not only is Wade an injury waiting to happen, but nobody ever figured out what was wrong with LeBron's elbow last year. As far as the Heat's bench...that's another overrated aspect. Miller won't be back until January and then he has to get into game shape. I won't be at all surprised if the C's or Magic win the East. All of the ESPN hype is coming back to haunt the Heat.
Posted by Qdaddy[/QUOTE]
Way to early for this kind of stuff.
Certainly at full health (O'Neals) and strength (DWest) this Celtics team will beat Miami in a 7 gamer NOW.
But just wait till they get Mike Miller back and we'll see if Wade does what he has to do to make them a winner. It is on him.
In my opinion (and Bill Simmons article mirrored my thoughts), Wade has to let LeBron dominate the ball and run the show.
Meanwhile while Bron does that and gets his 30-35 and 10 dimes, Wade has to set the tone on defense (shut DOWN or seriously limit the best guard on each team he plays, be it Rondo or Kobe), do all the little team captain KG in 08 things to help them win, slash and almost score at will or get to the line whenever Bron is doubled or just when he has a good look at jumpers AND LeBron has to let Wade be the closer. I don't know how if Bron is basically the PG, but I trust Wade with last second shots way more than LeBron, even if LeBron is clearly going to be a better player and scorer for 46 mins.
The Cavs were a 60+ win team with LeBron doing his thing with lesser 2nd and 3rd best players. His supporting cast was a lot like Miami's.... even with Bosh... only minus Wade. Jamison/Varajao is like Bosh/Haslem. Mo is like Mike Miller.
If Miller spreads the floor and Wade accepts being Pippen, the do-everything side-kick. while Bron dishes kinda like the tall PG Magic was and scores kinda like MJ/Kobe (minus the final second heroics that Wade gets), then they can and will be unbeatable.
I just hope for our sake they figure that out after we win a title this year.
In order for us to win Rondo probably has to be the best player in the series and our big 3 ALL have to play better than Bosh (not just KG, but it is obv his job to shut him down) b/c we know James and Wade are superior to Ray and Paul.
If Wade shuts down Rondo to the same degree or better that Kobe did while getting like a 22-8-8 each game, while Bron just goes off for 40 on PP/Quis and KG lets Bosh score 16-18 and grab just as many boards as him, then we lose.
Near triple double Rondo, with Wade frustrated, PP and Ray both over 20 and KG grabbing 2-3 more points and 4-5 more boards than Bosh = Celtics win, regardless of what Bron does.
So can Rondo dominate the Heat?