Is it good to be much less afraid of LA or bad that Miami looks so scary?

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    It is very disappointing to see Miami winning by such a big margin today.  The game is almost over and Miami is still winning by close to 20 points.  This is something that I never expected since I really wanted the Lakers to win today. 
    I really dislike Miami and don't want to see them win. 

     
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    yeah, the heat are a serious threat. but i want to see how we negotiate five very winnable games leading up to hosting the spurs jan5. the Cs have a worrisome history of stumbling at this point of the season that predates and includes the current big3. i'm content to worry about miami - and certainly the lakers - later.
     
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    we play miami twice near the end of the season. think we split the series with them? they are looking scary. but then again teh lakers looked dazed and confused out there.
     
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    Miami seems to have gotten there act together, but they havent played a good defensive team like the Celtics.  I think we need to have home court overall.  The Celtics need not worry about any team on the other side of the mississippi river.  Just get healthy and win the east.
     
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    Miami's team defense reminds me of our own. They put a defensive clinic on the Lakers this evening. The Heat have caught their stride. Even Dampier and Ilgauskus played well. Definitely a team to be aware of.

    Unlike others though, I was glad the Lakers lost since we did. I feel real good when the Lakers lose.


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    We don't scare easy. We'll take all comers. I agree with Rondo that the Celts are the team to beat. Let the Lakers or the Heat do the worrying when they play us and not vice-versa. 
     
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    Miami coming to Boston with us having played 9 games to their 12 in the first rd. I'd say we take it in 7.
    Posted by rameakap


    I don't think that home court will be very relevant in this series.  It will be all about negating the Miami team speed.  Achieve that and the Celts win.  Fail and Miami wins.  Home court will be a factor but not the primary one.

    I do think that the Celts match up well.  But right now, I am very concerned about the bench productivity against them.
     
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    What I worry about is the bias the officials have toward LeQueen and Dwade. Anyone so much as breathes on them at times gets called for a foul. It is quite ridiculous. More then half of their success comes from this imo.
     
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    What I worry about is the bias the officials have toward LeQueen and Dwade. Anyone so much as breathes on them at times gets called for a foul. It is quite ridiculous. More then half of their success comes from this imo.
    Posted by NoraG1


    Maybe thats why they are second and third in the league in foul shots attempted.  Doesn't surprise me, I said that they would lead the league in foul shots before they every played a game.  That is what scares me is they shoot so many and we can barely get to the line.
     
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    What I worry about is the bias the officials have toward LeQueen and Dwade. Anyone so much as breathes on them at times gets called for a foul. It is quite ridiculous. More then half of their success comes from this imo.
    Posted by NoraG1


    I agree that the elite players get the benefit of calls from the officials.    Definitely can influence the outcome of the game, especially if it a close game. 
     
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    Re: Is it good to be much less afraid of LA or bad that Miami looks so scary?

    and agreed about the team speed factor for miami...wade and lebron are also elite defenders...if you cant stop the transition...you are done...they are hitting jumpers? done

    i also think that orlando is alot more athletic with their trades...but im still not sure they are up to snuff against the C's and Heat...the bulls? id say a distant 4th...
     
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    Balance of power is shifting in both East and West, right before our eyes.  LA is not going to be the top seed out west; it's more likely going to be 2nd or 3rd when the time comes. 

    But back East, Celtics are going to have to scrape and claw their way to that spot.  Without West and Perkins, this team is showing its weaknesses.  And frankly, flame all you want but Jermaine O'Neal is terrible.  He came into the season out of NBA shape, and is simply taking up a roster spot.  Can he help down the stretch?  Maybe. And the argument that he hasn't played enough games yet is weak.  He has looked as lost on a court as has Bradley.

    But I hope the Celts retain the top spot in the east when the chips fall.   And Orlando isn't as good as the two games it's just played.  It's a great feel-good story for the fans, but they're not going to topple either Miami or Boston for the top two seeds.  Miami is playing the best ball in the NBA right now, and that's not a fluke.

     
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    The best Scenario is this coming final seedings

    1. Boston
    2. Miami
    3. Orlando
    4. Chicago/New York
    5. New York/Chicago
    6. Atlanta
    7. Indiana
    8. Milwaukee

     
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    You obviously have to take away their speed, play mistake free ball, do all the little things to win, outcoach them, etc. That doesn't do anything to address the obvious bias they will get from the refs and what an incredible boon to business it will be to have a more rested team waiting for Miami in Boston over the opposite scenario. If this was the younger '08 Celtics and we didn't have an outcry against shady officiating and obvious agenda driven star calls, then I wouldn't care as much about the #1 seed. but in this situation, I say it is paramount to our title hopes
    Posted by rameakap


    I understand where you are coming from.  But just last year, the Celts completely bucked the trend.  Hard way to the finals.  Series of tough opponents.  As Doc says, "In the end you have to perform."  That is the bottom line.  After tracking Miami a bit, I feel that they will be ready to perform come playoffs.  So will the Celts.

    Regarding calls, they are also a factor of the style of play.  Wade and LeBron drive to the hoop and initiate contact.  They get more calls.  Boston plays a passing game.  They will have to generate calls by going inside.

    If the Celts and Heat meet, Paul and Ray will have a real challenge to match up with LeBron and Wade.  Fouls and minutes are my concern.  Miami's challenge will be Rondo.  That is why I am still giving Boston the edge, albeit a thin one.  Improve the 2-3 matchup and Boston has a real edge.

    It will be a great series.  Something to look forward to.  It will be beautiful if Boston takes on the best Miami challenge and beats them.  That will make a real champion.
     
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    In Response to Re: Is it good to be much less afraid of LA or bad that Miami looks so scary? : I understand where you are coming from.  But just last year, the Celts completely bucked the trend.  Hard way to the finals.  Series of tough opponents.  As Doc says, "In the end you have to perform."  That is the bottom line.  After tracking Miami a bit, I feel that they will be ready to perform come playoffs.  So will the Celts. Regarding calls, they are also a factor of the style of play.  Wade and LeBron drive to the hoop and initiate contact.  They get more calls.  Boston plays a passing game.  They will have to generate calls by going inside. If the Celts and Heat meet, Paul and Ray will have a real challenge to match up with LeBron and Wade.  Fouls and minutes are my concern.  Miami's challenge will be Rondo.  That is why I am still giving Boston the edge, albeit a thin one.  Improve the 2-3 matchup and Boston has a real edge. It will be a great series.  Something to look forward to.  It will be beautiful if Boston takes on the best Miami challenge and beats them.  That will make a real champion.
    Posted by prakash

    agreed...but i wouldnt under estimate the play of chalmers recently for miami...and he has the defensive ability to give rondo fits

    but this forth coming series will be decided by health and how much miami can run...if they cant...its gonna be tough to win for the heat...if they can...it will be near impossible for the celts to keep pace
     
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    Boston and Miami are so much better ,then anyone else in the NBA.  I predicted Miami to win the title in July. I think the refs will be just too much too overcome. 
     
    Boston is better then I thought they would be,because  of Garnett being way better. Davis playing consisent off the bench. Robinson and Daniels playing well off the bench. Erden has played ,and played well.

     
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    No question Miami is on a roll winning 15 out of 16(I think). But we too have won 15 out of 16 losing to Orlando in a 4th qtr. that reminded me of the 4th qtr in the 7th game final---sorry to open wounds---against the Lakers when in last 6-7 minutes we couldn't hit the side of a barn door & they couldn't miss. Nelson, not one of the BiG 3, was the key as were Fisher & Artest hitting long 3s while Kobe struggled & had one of his worst shooting games. Despite the disparity in foul shots, we would have won that title with just Allen getting 1-2 more 3s. Anyway, enough crying about last years title.

    Regarding being afraid of Miami more than the Lakers. Who knows, we may not face the Lakers but we too need get by the Magic & Heat as they do the Spurs & Dallas.

    If any of the Big 3 gets an injury, the Heat will not be a major factor. Keep in mind that we will be getting Rondo, West &, hopefully, Perkins back and in good playing heath so we don't have a New Years' swoon.

    With thanks to Wrigleys Spearment Gum , Double My Pleasure, Double My Fun, I'm happy when the Celtics win & Lakers Lose(same as Sox winning & Yankees lose) and when Celtics & Sox don't play, I root for ANY TEAM who plays against them.


    Actually, I'm hoping for a Celtics-Lakers finals to mend the wounds I'm still suffering from Game 7 last year. I know, I know, get over it but I want some revenge & want the Celtics to be the team that prevents Jackson from tying Auerbach.
     
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    You obviously have to take away their speed, play mistake free ball, do all the little things to win, outcoach them, etc. That doesn't do anything to address the obvious bias they will get from the refs and what an incredible boon to business it will be to have a more rested team waiting for Miami in Boston over the opposite scenario. If this was the younger '08 Celtics and we didn't have an outcry against shady officiating and obvious agenda driven star calls, then I wouldn't care as much about the #1 seed. but in this situation, I say it is paramount to our title hopes
    Posted by rameakap

    are you saying the celtics dont get their fair share of calls?
     
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    Clearly I am in the category of much more afraid of Miami than I am happy that LA is struggling. but I guess if this team was destined to fall in a game 7 in Miami a good consolation prize would be LA not winning a title... better consolation prize would be Dallas beating the Heat.
    Posted by rameakap

    obviously i diagree with your sentiment here...but is for two reasons...how much the mavs cried "foul" when their jumpers stopped falling in the finals in 06 and the fact that the dallas area fans means these same people root for the insufferable Cowgirls and idolize jerry jones and a certain former president that resides in crawford
     
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    Re: Is it good to be much less afraid of LA or bad that Miami looks so scary?

    The Lakers are down right now.

    I won't take the heat seriously until they beat the Celtics. 5 on 2.5 is a match up that I like.

     
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    Re: Is it good to be much less afraid of LA or bad that Miami looks so scary?

    The Heat do scare me. They have improved dramatically, However, I think Rondo, gives us the edge if we are healthy. In the two games against the Heat Rondo dished 17 and 16 assists. Wade couldn't guard him and he wrecked havoc on the Heat defense. In the second game they switched at one point and put Lebron on Rondo which worked well for them, but it meant that Pierce was guarded by Wade and Pierce took him in the post where with his height advantage Wade couldn't stop him either. Also With Wade and James occupied they had no one to guard Allen who burned them both games, scoring 35 points in the second game.  
     
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    Re: Is it good to be much less afraid of LA or bad that Miami looks so scary?

    Obviously we should be more afraid of Celtic injuries than any of the above....
     
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