Re: We are within one game of 5th place.....
posted at 3/4/2013 11:46 PM EST
"The example du jour is that the Celts are going into the playoffs with two starters gone. The Heat are the defending champs with home-court, they are completely healthy"
Hmm...well Wade has not been 100 percent most of this season, Lebron currently has a knee issue he is going to have looked at...
"and they are comprised of a roster that could only be comprised through colusion between several palyers (ie. they are playing with the rigged hand)."
Hard to argue with that, except do you really think Bosh is playing all that well? I'm not sure Bosh is that important to what the Heat are doing, and when you eliminate him it's really just Lebron and Wade. Bottom line is Lebron could sign with a number of teams right now and turn them into contenders, he's playing dominant basketball.
"That the Celt's could push the Heat over games is amazing."
Well Rondo was pretty essential in that series. I don't see the Celts taking the Heat to seven games this year, not just due ot the loss of Rondo but the rise of Lebron. But yeah, the Celts played great team ball against the Heat and we have gotten used to great playoff games from this group...
I'm not sure what some folks are smoking thinking we can catch Indiana - if so you're talking about the #2 seed in the east, that is not going to happen.
Pacers and Knicks are a full 6 games up. Celts are not getting better than a 4 seed. A four seed is possible. But so is the dreaded 8th seed Kirk. The Bucks are not far behind us.
Good news is we're in, but no one wants the 8.
Fierce as for number 6, sure that might be the best seed matchup wise, but with so many teams bunched up together you can't sit there and pick the seed you want. At this point the team should play for the 4 seed and see where it shakes out