Re: vs heat
posted at 2/25/2013 12:34 PM EST
In response to susan250's comment:
It is also very discouraging to see Miami winning all of these games. I just dislike them very much and don't enjoy seeing them having the success they are having recently.
Susan...first let me say, as a Septuagenarian, I am a Celtic fan going back to Cousy/Sharman days !!!
Miami is a better team and, alas, we need accept it.
I don't think there are any 2 players better than LeBron & Wade driving to the basket. And they have Allen, Battier & Bosh too. Had Bosh not been out until game 5 last year, we may not have gone 7.
Portland is a better team than the Suns but we still had a chance to win despite a -11 rebound discrepancy(47-36). Even though PP & KG had 23 and 20 pts respectively or 1/2 the 86, we lost. Many times LeBron & Wade have half the points but Heat win. I just saw the statistic that they are last in rebounding averaging 38 and we average 39. But, here is the difference, LeBron & Wade can drive to the basket, make it or get fouled. They can shoot 3s too.
In the Suns game there was no KG and PP only had 8 pts. I watched a small ball team that looked liked 18-21 year old college players and many, especially, Green, were driving to the basket. Last night it was Slow Ball between KG and PP. Even though Green, Crawford, Williams,Terry were off, they should have run the ball and passed the ball looking for open men to shoot or drive the basket, & draw a foul too, not just trying to find PP & KG. We can't depend upon these 2 old guys going forward. We don't have a big man, we will have 5-10 fewer rebounds so we need to play good "D", cause turnovers, get more foul shots & hopefully shoot 5-10% better if we hope to get by the 1st round.
Sorry, to say this because I hate them, as the Heat, but the Lakers are playing better and it's mostly because they outrebound opponents & will be even better when Gasol returns. Kobe too has been on fire.