Re: We are within one game of 5th place.....
posted at 3/4/2013 9:17 AM EST
I want to play Miami first as our legs will not have endured a grueling previous series because irrespective who we play, we ain't gonna sweep and may win in 5 but hopefully at least 6 so will not have a lot of rest. The Heat will win in 4 and maybe 5 & be well rested.
After the Heat we may be tired from a 7 game series but we'll have the momentum & the adrenaline will flow & we'll be in the minds of the opponents having beaten the Heat.
Please tell me what the difference/benefit to us playing them in the finals or 1st ???
The difference is EVERY NON-CELTIC FAN knows the Heat are going to beat the Celtics in the playoffs.
Come on, let's be realistic, this is Lebron's time.
Remember, it took a while before MJ got his first ring. But when he did, there was not stopping the Bulls and MJ.
What you say may be true; however most non-Celtic fans and many in the media see the Celtics as the team before Rondo went down. Remember, the Cs were one half away from moving on in the play-offs and we didi that without Bradley to guard Wade. Since Rondo went down, Green has shown the ability to guard Lebron, and his offense while trick or treat, should make up for Rondo's numbers. I
You left off that we were also with Jeff Green, Wilcox, and Ray was still playing in pain, PP had a knee injury as well. I know Bosh was out, but I would say we were down in players more than the Heat. I think posters here are over reacting to Green being able to guard James. James still score 30 pts that game, but took quite a few shots to get there. James is a great player and I doubt that anyone in this league is going to shut him down very often. It will take a total team concept to accomplish that. I hope big time that I am wrong and Jeff can handle the task and bring James to a mere mortal.