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ManRam
04-21-2011, 10:08 AM
Round 1, Game 3:



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Date: April 21, 2011
Time: 8:00 EST
Location: Wells Fargo Center, PHI
Television: TNT

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PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS




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Holiday - Meeks - Iguodala - Brand - Hawes



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Bibby - Wade - James - Bosh - Ilgauskas




BENCHES



Philly


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Miami


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Series Team Leaders

Philadelphia Sixers Miami Heat

Points Thaddeus Young- 19.0 LeBron James- 25.0
Rebounds Thaddeus Young- 8.5 Chris Bosh- 11.5
Assists Andre Iguodala- 8.0 LeBron James- 5.5
Steals Jrue Holiday- 2.5 Chris Bosh 1.5
Blocks Elton Brand- 1.0 Joel Anthony 2.0



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76ers - Heat
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Chris Bosh can't wait to see Philadelphia at its best.

No, not the 76ers.

Miami already survived the Sixers' top effort in Game 1 and held on for the victory.

Bosh wants to absorb the atmosphere at a hostile court like in Philly -- from the rowdy fans in the rare full house dressed in matching T-shirts, to the pyrotechnics, and a new pregame video that incorporates live performance elements.

"I'm sure they'll be ready. They have a reputation, so I expect them to really own up to it," Bosh said. "We've prepared ourselves. We just have to go in there with thick skin like we always have and let the opposing boos really, really motivate us."

Oh, boy. Just what the Heat need is more motivation.

The Heat beat the 76ers in a close Game 1 and destroyed them in Game 2.

LeBron James is healthy. So is Bosh. Dwyane Wade says he's "good to go" after dealing with migraine symptoms.

So unless the trio all come down with some sort of mystery ailment that puts them on the bench for Thursday's Game 3, the Sixers are still in serious trouble. Home court or not.

"We've bounced back, we've shown resiliency," Sixers coach Doug Collins said. "I think for our guys, if they could just come out and see the ball in the basket, it would be such a lift for us."

The Sixers are viewed as little more than a speed bump on Miami's way to the Eastern Conference semifinals.

The Heat have said all the right things. The playoffs don't start until a team wins on the road. The Philly fans are some of the toughest around. No game is harder to win than Game 3.

Give the Heat credit, they believe in good sportsmanship.

The Heat are likely among the few people not wearing a Philadelphia 76ers uniform who won't concede that this 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series is Miami's to lose.

Collins said his team remains upbeat. But unless they can find a way to shut down James, Wade, and Bosh at the same time, the odds of winning a game remain uphill.

"In Game 3, I think their will is at stake here," Bosh said. "They're going to come out fighting, they're going to come out really swinging, especially with that home energy behind them.

The Sixers won 26 home games this year -- one less than their overall total from a year ago. The Heat haven't flinched as the NBA's top touring act. They led the East and tied for the NBA lead with 28 road victories.

Talent always finds a way to win out over location.

Win Games 3 and 4 in Philly and the series is over.

The Sixers have adopted "showyaluv" as their season slogan. The Heat are ready to "showdabroom."

"If I came up here and said, 'We're trying to win one,' then people would look at us crazy," James said. "We're trying to win both, but Game 3 is the most important one."

The Sixers had a surprise guest at Thursday's practice: Chairman Ed Snider, who founded the Flyers, arrived to applause in his team sweats. He watched practice and chatted with Collins before leaving for a scheduled 4 p.m. flight to watch the Flyers play Game 4 of their playoff series in Buffalo.

"We've got a really good organization now, the best we've had in 15 years," Snider said.

That starts at the top with team president Rod Thorn, general manager Ed Stefanski, and Collins. Collins, who refused to take credit for the Sixers turnaround, thrust himself into contention for coach of the year honors.

He took a Sixers roster that made only minor changes from last year's 27-win roster and turned them into a 41-win playoff team.

The Sixers, though, have a roster full of really nice players. Most teams would love to have Lou Wiliams, Thaddeus Young and Andre Iguodala. They're just not the type of franchise players a team can build a title contender around.

In other words, they're not The Big 3.

If the Sixers are going to contend against Miami, Boston and Orlando, they'll have to find that LeBron-esque superstar.

"We've gone to 41. Now 41 to 50 is another jump," Collins said. "To go plus-14 is big. To go plus-nine is huge. You can't do that by contracting. You've got to do that by adding. Sometimes you can add by subtracting. But eventually you've got to add by adding. We're at a point now where we've got add by adding."

But that time is not now.

"We can't push fast forward," Collins said. "It doesn't work that way."

The Sixers did not boast of "you've got to believe" comebacks or sell a fanbase on "anything can happen." They respect the Heat too much and know -- as Collins said after Game 2 -- the Heat are the better team.

They'd like to simply start small with one win at home.

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AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this story.



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SteBO
04-21-2011, 10:56 AM
Thanks manram. College classes wouldn't let me do it last night. I just hope MIA comes out focused in this game. I'm sure Philly wants to give a good showing in front of their crowd.

mttwlsn16
04-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Heat by 17

m26555
04-21-2011, 11:36 AM
I said Philly gets one game in this series. This will be the one they get, and I think they'll win pretty big.

AllBall
04-21-2011, 11:44 AM
I hope that Philly fans bring out the hate and boos. The Heatles feed of it. :nod:

JordansBulls
04-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Philly gets this one.

AllBall
04-21-2011, 11:46 AM
Oh, and as Pita would say: vamos dale tremendo despingao esta noche asere!!

Cano4prez
04-21-2011, 12:27 PM
I think Philly wins

marlinsfan24
04-21-2011, 12:32 PM
Heat by 14. 102-88.

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 12:42 PM
The Sixers have adopted "showyaluv" as their season slogan. The Heat are ready to "showdabroom."

:laugh:

sixer04fan
04-21-2011, 12:52 PM
:pray:

Chi StateOfMind
04-21-2011, 12:59 PM
this is philly's chance to win if not the brooms are coming out

mikealike305
04-21-2011, 01:48 PM
didnt u guys learn from game 2 to not vote against the heat??

TheRunKiller
04-21-2011, 02:00 PM
Anyone heard of the new lebron james Iphone? it only vibrates because it has no rings

theheatles
04-21-2011, 02:05 PM
this is the sixers chance to sneak 1 out, but chances of that are slim so heat win by 10...final score 84-94

mikealike305
04-21-2011, 02:11 PM
Anyone heard of the new lebron james Iphone? it only vibrates because it has no rings

oh yea my friend just got that. i heard the new D.Rose sidekick from T-mobile has that same problem

MiamiBoy77
04-21-2011, 02:14 PM
oh yea my friend just got that. i heard the new D.Rose sidekick from T-mobile has that same problem

and its funny.. because i jus got the DWade one and it has a pretty nice ring.

Avenged
04-21-2011, 02:42 PM
Heat by a wide margin.

coolio136
04-21-2011, 02:47 PM
Anyone heard of the new lebron james Iphone? it only vibrates because it has no rings

wtf?

Chi StateOfMind
04-21-2011, 03:00 PM
oh yea my friend just got that. i heard the new D.Rose sidekick from T-mobile has that same problem

yo that was actually funny i cant even say nuthin besides he got :burn: LMFAO!!!

SteBO
04-21-2011, 03:24 PM
Anyone heard of the new lebron james Iphone? it only vibrates because it has no rings
Great contribution as usual.

ULT WARRIOR408
04-21-2011, 04:42 PM
I voted Philly.

I figured that the Heat will win this series in 5 or 6 games,so the Sixers will at least win 1 or 2 games & I feel tonights that night.They'll effectively feed off the crowd in route to getting the W.

Jewelz0376
04-21-2011, 04:46 PM
I hope philly wins so it can actually be a competitive series...

But I don't see it...I think they will get swept...

J_M_B
04-21-2011, 05:34 PM
This is probably Philadelphia's only chance to make this a competitive series, back at home and infront of their home crowd.

Andre Iguodala hasn't contributed much on the offensive end of either game. He needs to produce just to give Philly a shot tonight, but it's just a very bad match up for the 76ers overall. Their strength is running in transition, but you cannot run with the Heat. That is Miami's bread and butter. It only makes it worse that the 76ers have been out rebounded, out scored in the paint, and have shot poorly from the field.

Collins has done a great job with such a young group of players, but are no match talent-wise for Miami.

ddhulett
04-21-2011, 06:18 PM
What's to discuss in this forum? 76's shouldn't even be in the playoffs this Series was over before it even began!

They should have told the Pacers and 76's to stay at home and gave the other guys a by week

Sofnr
04-21-2011, 08:14 PM
Good start for the Sixers.

justinnum1
04-21-2011, 08:15 PM
someone tell the heat the game started

nolin
04-21-2011, 08:15 PM
wow philly whoopin that *** early on

gbpackers12
04-21-2011, 08:17 PM
Nice start for the 76ers.

2-15's4-22's
04-21-2011, 08:17 PM
wow its empty in here

Chi StateOfMind
04-21-2011, 08:18 PM
Nice start philly

Punk
04-21-2011, 08:22 PM
Philly is really owning Miami right now

m26555
04-21-2011, 08:32 PM
Battie showing some life.

northsider
04-21-2011, 08:37 PM
Philly just matches them well.

ChaseHamels
04-21-2011, 08:44 PM
oh yea my friend just got that. i heard the new D.Rose sidekick from T-mobile has that same problem

That would be alot funnier if Lebron wasn't in his 8th season and Rose wasn't in his 3rd...

m26555
04-21-2011, 08:53 PM
If Young would have thrown that down...

still1ballin
04-21-2011, 09:42 PM
go philly!

Baller1
04-21-2011, 09:46 PM
Why is Big Z playing well? Ha!

MiamiWadeCounty
04-21-2011, 09:47 PM
OMFG, D. Rose got nothing on that.

Punk
04-21-2011, 09:47 PM
Wow !

gbpackers12
04-21-2011, 09:47 PM
Nice move by Lebron.

NYK BaLLaS
04-21-2011, 09:48 PM
aha.iggy:"go hard or go home bosh "

Punk
04-21-2011, 09:48 PM
That's some NBA2k ****

Baller1
04-21-2011, 09:49 PM
Damn Lebron, that was just mean.

Punk
04-21-2011, 09:58 PM
Airball!

NYK BaLLaS
04-21-2011, 09:59 PM
lol @ lebrick trying to get cocky

Hoopsadvocate
04-21-2011, 09:59 PM
Airball!


lol @ lebrick trying to get cocky

0-2 nuff said.

KingsMadness44
04-21-2011, 09:59 PM
this has been a very poorly officiated 3rd quarter.......you look at lebron wrong and he gets a foul

NYK BaLLaS
04-21-2011, 10:02 PM
42pts 17boards,plus bad refs.

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 10:03 PM
0-2 nuff said.

lol @ the melo missed three at the end of game 1

Punk
04-21-2011, 10:03 PM
0-2 nuff said.

Absolutely irreverent to an airball.


Nuff said.

Hangtime
04-21-2011, 10:03 PM
I hope Miami and Chicago break out the brooms. Enough of the first round.

KingsMadness44
04-21-2011, 10:06 PM
42pts 17boards,plus bad refs.

nothing to do with the game and i dont see you posting his first game stats or the fact they're down 2 games

and im rooting for the knicks but dont post stupid things just to start a confrontation

Punk
04-21-2011, 10:08 PM
WTF How is Spo on the court like that?

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 10:09 PM
Swisher Sweet !

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 10:10 PM
WTF How is Spo on the court like that?

He's a boss son

Punk
04-21-2011, 10:10 PM
Why the hell is Melo being brought up? LeBron airballed a shot he was trying to show off with. Grow some damn balls and quit getting defensive and starting random topics to overshadow something.

Cano4prez
04-21-2011, 10:11 PM
Why is an airball such a big deal in the first place?

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 10:12 PM
Bosh and Howard kissing?

KingsMadness44
04-21-2011, 10:14 PM
man you guys arent even paying attention to the game instead you guys are arguing like little school girls

grow up and enjoy the game

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 10:15 PM
Bosh and Howard kissing?

They chillin talking strategy

Cano4prez
04-21-2011, 10:15 PM
man you guys arent even paying attention to the game instead you guys are arguing like little school girls

grow up and enjoy the game

Welcome to the NBA forum.

NBA_Starter
04-21-2011, 10:16 PM
Let's Go Miami

coolio136
04-21-2011, 10:16 PM
lol this game spiralled out of control quickly for the Sixers.

KingsMadness44
04-21-2011, 10:17 PM
they're only down by 3 my dood not out of it at all!!!

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 10:17 PM
A lot of game left , lets close this ***** out .

NBA_Starter
04-21-2011, 10:23 PM
Bron Bron!

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 10:26 PM
Wade used to be auto with that jumper

dnewguy
04-21-2011, 10:27 PM
Wade needs to pass and stop forcing things.........DAMMIT

NYK BaLLaS
04-21-2011, 10:31 PM
nothing to do with the game and i dont see you posting his first game stats or the fact they're down 2 games

and im rooting for the knicks but dont post stupid things just to start a confrontation

this kid threw a hissy fit after comments were made about his idol lebron

Hoopsadvocate
04-21-2011, 10:35 PM
wades almost got a triple double.

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 10:39 PM
76ers played them tough tonight, much better effort then game two. The 76ers just have no answer on defense to stop the Heat big three. Or that big man in the middle.

shizzle09
04-21-2011, 10:40 PM
Way to handle business Heat. Let me guess. We won because of the refs again? lets here it.

NBA_Starter
04-21-2011, 10:40 PM
Heat!

dnewguy
04-21-2011, 10:42 PM
Bring out the Brooms in Indiana and Philly.

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 10:42 PM
Miami won by only 6? Boy, you guys are in serious trouble :rolleyes: Good game though.

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 10:42 PM
Way to handle business Heat. Let me guess. We won because of the refs again? lets here it.

Nope they won, because they are a better basketballl team then the 76ers. The 76ers have no answers on offense or defense for the big three. Only the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls and possibly Thunder could IMO. That said Heat fans shouldn't be bashing Bulls fans for beating the Pacers by 4, when you guys beat the 76ers by 6. These lower seed teams play tough a lot of the time and if you don't play your best basketball the games can be close.

NBA_Starter
04-21-2011, 10:43 PM
1 more to go!

ChaseHamels
04-21-2011, 10:45 PM
Way to handle business Heat. Let me guess. We won because of the refs again? lets here it.

Giants, Niners, Sharks...Kings?? nah.... HEAT. :rolleyes:

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 10:46 PM
Miami won by only 6? Boy, you guys are in serious trouble :rolleyes: Good game though.

We are in trouble indeed! In trouble of becoming complacent and sleepwalking into the second round!

Bwahahahahahahaha! :smoking:

Go Heat!

HuRRiCaNeS324
04-21-2011, 10:46 PM
Miami won by only 6? Boy, you guys are in serious trouble :rolleyes: Good game though.

Good one :eyebrow:.....

I think you and the rest of the Bull fans should not even bring that up because you barely made it out..... again!

SteBO
04-21-2011, 10:48 PM
Miami won by only 6? Boy, you guys are in serious trouble :rolleyes: Good game though.
Can't tell if you're being serious here :eyebrow:

But anyway, it's good we took care business in the fourth quarter like an elite team should do. I'm still not happy that we played like girls most of the game, but I'm satisfied with the win. That's all that matters. IND and PHI aren't making things easy for MIA and CHI. One more to go.

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 10:48 PM
Good one :eyebrow:.....

I think you and the rest of the Bull fans should not even bring that up because you barely made it out..... again!

Lol He was being sarcastic man

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 10:50 PM
Can't tell if you're being serious here

He's not, he's saying that because Heat fans say that about the Bulls when they win close.

jockrider
04-21-2011, 10:50 PM
Miami won by only 6? Boy, you guys are in serious trouble :rolleyes: Good game though.

can't believe some of you don't get this comment

well played sir.... well played.

BcEuAbRsS
04-21-2011, 10:52 PM
Good game guys... hopefully these damn Pacers and 6ers go away soon...

KingsMadness44
04-21-2011, 10:54 PM
this kid threw a hissy fit after comments were made about his idol lebron

see your an ignorant fool i am a kings fan and i HATE lebron more then any player in the league

i dont see you lasting long on this website

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 10:55 PM
Good game guys... hopefully these damn Pacers and 6ers go away soon...

This .

SteBO
04-21-2011, 10:55 PM
Good game guys... hopefully these damn Pacers and 6ers go away soon...
It looks like Miami and Chicago are the only teams that might sweep their first round series'. I hope it happens, but close out games are always difficult.

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 10:56 PM
We are in trouble indeed! In trouble of becoming complacent and sleepwalking into the second round!

Bwahahahahahahaha! :smoking:

Go Heat!


Good one :eyebrow:.....

I think you and the rest of the Bull fans should not even bring that up because you barely made it out..... again!

Boy you guys don't understand sarcasm even with the smiley. All I'm trying to do is show people how dumb it is. Bulls are 3-0, the Heat are 3-0. Nothing else matters, it doesn't matter how you get it, they are both in the driver's seat.

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 10:57 PM
can't believe some of you don't get this comment

well played sir.... well played.

See, you're a smart one :clap:

h2r09
04-21-2011, 10:59 PM
yet another example of how the heat can fool around and not play as hard as they can and as disruptively as they can defensively and still never really question if you are going to win the game. these 3 guys are just THAT good.

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 10:59 PM
The Bulls suck and are in trouble when we win by 4 but the Heat are awesome winning by a whopping 6? If you guys want credit you gotta give some. Don't discredit our win when you only won by one more basket. At the end of the day both teams are on the verge of sweeping and did enough to win, end of story.

P-O-Z
04-21-2011, 11:01 PM
The Bulls suck and are in trouble when we win by 4 but the Heat are awesome winning by a whopping 6? If you guys want credit you gotta give some. Don't discredit our win when you only won by one more basket. At the end of the day both teams are on the verge of sweeping and did enough to win, end of story.

Honestly at this point im not judging no team until i see how the second round plays out .

ChaseHamels
04-21-2011, 11:01 PM
Boy you guys don't understand sarcasm even with the smiley. All I'm trying to do is show people how dumb it is. Bulls are 3-0, the Heat are 3-0. Nothing else matters, it doesn't matter how you get it, they are both in the driver's seat.

You laid it on pretty thick too..

Jahari Kavi
04-21-2011, 11:02 PM
The Bulls suck and are in trouble when we win by 4 but the Heat are awesome winning by a whopping 6? If you guys want credit you gotta give some. Don't discredit our win when you only won by one more basket. At the end of the day both teams are on the verge of sweeping and did enough to win, end of story.

much much different....for one Miami should have blown out the sixers in game 1 if they hadn't let them back in it, they blew them out in game 2, and although they were challenged tonight still looked fairly comfortable winning by 6.............

The Bulls on the other hand have needed late game heroics in all 3 games and all 3 have been neck and neck throughout....and the Bulls don't have as much talent or post season experience (which is a huge factor)


I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I've said all season long that I have no faith in this Bulls team outside of Rose......he has to do everything for them, like Bron had to do everything for Cleveland........I wouldn't be shocked if the Magic beat them next round.

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 11:03 PM
You laid it on pretty thick too..

Maybe I should of put 3 of them? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:03 PM
The Bulls suck and are in trouble when we win by 4 but the Heat are awesome winning by a whopping 6? If you guys want credit you gotta give some. Don't discredit our win when you only won by one more basket.

:bla:


At the end of the day both teams are on the verge of sweeping and did enough to win, end of story.

True, true. Hope our teams meet in the ECF.

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 11:04 PM
yet another example of how the heat can fool around and not play as hard as they can and as disruptively as they can defensively and still never really question if you are going to win the game. these 3 guys are just THAT good.

LOL you are really delusional, just wait to those big 3 see Boston playoff defense and Bulls defense. Won't be quite so easy for those big three.

coolio136
04-21-2011, 11:04 PM
The Bulls suck and are in trouble when we win by 4 but the Heat are awesome winning by a whopping 6? If you guys want credit you gotta give some. Don't discredit our win when you only won by one more basket. At the end of the day both teams are on the verge of sweeping and did enough to win, end of story.

If you watched both games you would have noticed the difference between how each game played out. Miami was controlling while the Bulls were fighting for their lives.

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 11:06 PM
much much different....for one Miami should have blown out the sixers in game 1 if they hadn't let them back in it, they blew them out in game 2, and although they were challenged tonight still looked fairly comfortable winning by 6.............

The Bulls on the other hand have needed late game heroics in all 3 games and all 3 have been neck and neck throughout....and the Bulls don't have as much talent or post season experience (which is a huge factor)


I'm not trying to be a jerk, but I've said all season long that I have no faith in this Bulls team outside of Rose......he has to do everything for them, like Bron had to do everything for Cleveland........I wouldn't be shocked if the Magic beat them next round.

And you don't see that as a problem for Miami? What happens when they give up big leads to better teams. If they let Philly come back from being down 20, you think the Celtics or Bulls are going to give in so easily like Philly? Hell no. Like we've all said, it's no secret that the Bulls are good, they won 62 games for a reason. Yes they struggled against bad teams all year and it's evident of that in this series. Honestly Indiana has been playing their hearts out and probably 10x harder than Philly. At the end of the day, I can't wait until the second round. Celtics/Miami should be an awesome series.

Hoopsadvocate
04-21-2011, 11:07 PM
The Bulls suck and are in trouble when we win by 4 but the Heat are awesome winning by a whopping 6? If you guys want credit you gotta give some. Don't discredit our win when you only won by one more basket. At the end of the day both teams are on the verge of sweeping and did enough to win, end of story.

except when the story happens 3 times by a similar score meanwhile in our story only 1 game was close.

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 11:07 PM
If you watched both games you would have noticed the difference between how each game played out. Miami was controlling while the Bulls were fighting for their lives.

Giving up big leads to Philly isn't something to brag about. You won't be so lucky with the Celtics and Bulls/Orlando/Atlanta.

SteBO
04-21-2011, 11:08 PM
Who cares? Both teams are up 3-0.

Sergio1984
04-21-2011, 11:09 PM
Who cares? Both teams are up 3-0.

That's my point. Why Heat fans are trying to act like their 3-0 is better than ours is beyond me.

SeoulBeatz
04-21-2011, 11:09 PM
Sixers fought, can't be mad at that.

Iggy got benched with 5:00 to go.

He's gone next year, as is Brand. And Spencer Hawes can gtfo.

Sixers will have a core of Jrue (20), Evan Turner (22), Thad Young (22), Craig Brackins (22), Jodie Meeks (23), Mo Speights (22), Lou Will (23), .

This team is going to look a lot different next year.... Obvious need is a defensive C.

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:09 PM
If you watched both games you would have noticed the difference between how each game played out. Miami was controlling while the Bulls were fighting for their lives.

Nonsense! Even while it may have appeared that way, you'll never, ever find yourself "fighting for your life" when you've got The Magical Unicorn on your team.

Lim
04-21-2011, 11:10 PM
d wade is so good its scary


Why is an airball such a big deal in the first place?

lol i never understood this either, a miss is a miss. even if it goes in and out its still equally as bad as an air ball lol.

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:10 PM
Sixers fought, can't be mad at that.

Iggy got benched with 5:00 to go.

He's gone next year, as is Brand. And Spencer Hawes can gtfo.

Sixers will have a core of Jrue (20), Evan Turner (22), Thad Young (22), Craig Brackins (22), Jodie Meeks (23), Mo Speights (22), Lou Will (23), .

This team is going to look a lot different next year....

Get Dwight!!!!! Do you have cap space?

coolio136
04-21-2011, 11:12 PM
Nonsense! Even while it may have appeared that way, you'll never, ever find yourself "fighting for your life" when you've got The Magical Unicorn on your team.

Ya well guess what....the Bulls were fighting for their lives.

Dr.Manhatten
04-21-2011, 11:12 PM
Philly doesn't match up well with Miami in any way. Very young team with a lack of playoff experience too, but their season wsa still a success. C'mon though Heat fans, you have to admit that the Pacers would've given you guys more trouble also. They played you guys tough this year, and unlike Philly they have guys that can actually score and shoot a jumpshot with relative consistency (outside of Meeks). Well deserved win for both teams. Philly needs to trade Iggy for a scorer.

SteBO
04-21-2011, 11:15 PM
Philly doesn't match up well with Miami in any way. Very young team with a lack of playoff experience too, but their season wsa still a success. C'mon though Heat fans, you have to admit that the Pacers would've given you guys more trouble also. They played you guys tough this year, and unlike Philly they have guys that can actually score and shoot a jumpshot with relative consistency (outside of Meeks). Well deserved win for both teams. Philly needs to trade Iggy for a scorer.
I honestly think we would have lost tonight if it the Pacers we were playing. You can't play like sissy's for three quarters and come away with a win against that team, judging by how they've played the Bulls thus far.

WingZzz
04-21-2011, 11:15 PM
Get Dwight!!!!! Do you have cap space?

You need shooters around Dwight.

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:15 PM
That's my point. Why Heat fans are trying to act like their 3-0 is better than ours is beyond me.

Who's doing that? 3-0 is 3-0. It's pointless comparing these two series earnestly. Of course, part of the problem you may have encountered in this thread stems from the fact that there are probably some people here trying to take you for a ride. If you start debating these inane topics with them, you'll get caught in their web and they'll toy with you until they finish getting their kicks.

All that said, the Heat's 3-0 >>>>> Bulls's 3-0 :D

WingZzz
04-21-2011, 11:16 PM
I honestly think we would have lost tonight if it the Pacers we were playing. You can't play like sissy's for three quarters and come away with a win against that team, judging by how they've played the Bulls thus far.

The Sixers are a better team then the Pacers..

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 11:19 PM
I honestly think we would have lost tonight if it the Pacers we were playing. You can't play like sissy's for three quarters and come away with a win against that team, judging by how they've played the Bulls thus far.

Yeah the Pacers are a better offensive team then the 76ers. The Pacers would have gotten a bunch bigger lead and probably been able to hold on to it. For all the Heat fans bashing the Bulls, don't forget the Pacers played you guys tough in the regular season too. They are a good young team, and have a pretty good young coach. I can see them being a 48-50 win team next year.

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:19 PM
Ya well guess what....the Bulls were fighting for their lives.

:clap: and they almost drowned. I was waiting for the Pacers to make a run late and finally go Whac-A-Mole on the Bulls' ***, but, alas, it wasn't to be.

SeoulBeatz
04-21-2011, 11:19 PM
Get Dwight!!!!! Do you have cap space?

That's the dream, but Philly isn't a big market. If Dwight actually respects the youth and potential on this roster than I think he'd consider, but I'm sure he'd much rather bask in the bright lights of NYC or L.A.

Sixers will need to get seriously lucky and hope other teams in the East age before we have any chance.

I'm hoping Iggy, Brand, and Speights can possibly net us some sort of defensive c and 3 point shooting wing.

PG: Jrue Holiday/ Lou Williams
SG: Evan Turner/ Jodie Meeks
SF: 3 pt shooting SF/ Andres Nocioni
PF: Thaddeus Young/ Craig Brackins
C: Defensive C/ .... we need help....


I'm glad we have a solid guard rotation though... but there are glaring holes to fill, can only get away with effort for so long.

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 11:20 PM
The Sixers are a better team then the Pacers..

I wouldn't be so sure about that. Yes the 76ers won four more games in the regular season. But if the Pacers make the coaching change in mid December instead of late January I wouldn't be surprised to see them as the 5th or 6th seed right now.

SeoulBeatz
04-21-2011, 11:22 PM
You need shooters around Dwight.

Jrue Holiday, Lou Will, and Jodie will suffice in the backcourt for shooting.

Most people don't know because Sixers don't get any exposure, but Jrue is a good 3 point shooter.

Just look at the 4-5 he went behind the arc tonight. People just assume though.

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 11:22 PM
coolio136
Ya well guess what....the Bulls were fighting for their lives.

It may seem that way when watching the games. But honestly I was confident in all three games that Bulls would turn it on at the end and they did. I never really feared them losing any of these three games. Just like you guys didn't really think you were gonna lose to the 76ers tonight or game 1. I'm just more mad at the way they are playing, it's not like I'm scared of them actually losing to the Pacers or losing this series.

2-15's4-22's
04-21-2011, 11:24 PM
That's my point. Why Heat fans are trying to act like their 3-0 is better than ours is beyond me.

exactly you guys came in here making a joke ...people just need to relax we are both 3 - 0 lets fight and talk **** when we face each other

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:25 PM
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Yes the 76ers won four more games in the regular season. But if the Pacers make the coaching change in mid December instead of late January I wouldn't be surprised to see them as the 5th or 6th seed right now.

LOL! Chicago fans are like Knicks fans. Overhype and overvalue everything when it benefits their position. Knicks fans: Oh, we can't give up Felton, Gallinari and Mozgov for Melo, they're too good and that would be too much. Bulls fans: If the Pacers would've changed coaches sooner they'd be a 5 or 6 seed!

Match made in heaven.

No, bro, why stop at the 5 or 6. If Indy had made the coaching change earlier, they'd be the #1 seed overall in the entire NBA!!!!!!

#Delusional

Hoopsadvocate
04-21-2011, 11:31 PM
Who cares? Both teams are up 3-0.

obviously a lot of people...

But the reason being is because i call b/s when people say a loss is a loss. If a team loses by 20 one game and 16 the next ur not thinking hey they can beat that team. But if they near miss close games u think they are about equal.

U know damn well if the heat had all close games against the sixers u wouldn't be thinking were good to go in the finals. I'd be concerned were not ready for when we get the real tough teams but would hope for the best as a fan.

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:33 PM
obviously a lot of people...

But the reason being is because i call b/s when people say a loss is a loss. If a team loses by 20 one game and 16 the next ur not thinking hey they can beat that team. But if they near miss close games u think they are about equal.

U know damn well if the heat had all close games against the sixers u wouldn't be thinking were good to go in the finals. I'd be concerned were not ready for when we get the real tough temas but would hope for the best as a fan.

Exactly. The Pacers-Bulls series has been one of the most competitive series in the entire first round. Two very evenly-matched teams. It could be a case of a bad matchup, though, so I wouldn't be surprised if they face a tougher time with Indiana than they do with either Orlando or Atlanta. But should they keep playing like this, they'll get knocked out during the ECF at most.

SteBO
04-21-2011, 11:36 PM
obviously a lot of people...

But the reason being is because i call b/s when people say a loss is a loss. If a team loses by 20 one game and 16 the next ur not thinking hey they can beat that team. But if they near miss close games u think they are about equal.

U know damn well if the heat had all close games against the sixers u wouldn't be thinking were good to go in the finals. I'd be concerned were not ready for when we get the real tough teams but would hope for the best as a fan.


Exactly. The Pacers-Bulls series has been one of the most competitive series in the entire first round. Two very evenly-matched teams. It could be a case of a bad matchup, though, so I wouldn't be surprised if they face a tougher time with Indiana than they do with either Orlando or Atlanta. But should they keep playing like this, they'll get knocked out during the ECF at most.
Can we play better? Yes we could, and trust me I want us to play better than we did tonight. :) But at the end of the day, it isn't about winning pretty, it's about winning period. That's all I care about honestly.

iggypop123
04-21-2011, 11:36 PM
sixers choke. no suprise. amazing how the west has legitimate playoff teams and in the east you have extremely flawed teams that just play hard

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 11:39 PM
LOL! Chicago fans are like Knicks fans. Overhype and overvalue everything when it benefits their position. Knicks fans: Oh, we can't give up Felton, Gallinari and Mozgov for Melo, they're too good and that would be too much. Bulls fans: If the Pacers would've changed coaches sooner they'd be a 5 or 6 seed!

Match made in heaven.

No, bro, why stop at the 5 or 6. If Indy had made the coaching change earlier, they'd be the #1 seed overall in the entire NBA!!!!!!

#Delusional

:facepalm::facepalm: What a dumb post, which to know surprise is from a bias Heat fan. Actually I'm just going off the facts(which I know alot of Heat fans don't do) of how the teams actually played, since the Pacers made the coaching changing. They were a above 500 team, during that stretch, the Hawks and Knicks weren't. So if the Pacers weren't so brutal before that. Is it so hard to believe they couldn't have been 5-7 games better? You realize the Pacers went 5-10 in December and 3-10 in January. Before they made that coaching change right? The players stopped listening to Jim O'Brien and the team went downhill. Frank Vogel came in and made a bunch of changes. Which included playing Hansbrough, starting George for his defense and a bunch of other things. You realize they beat the Knicks 2 of 3 over the last month losing by 1 point and the Hawks by 12 two weeks ago. So sorry if IMO they are playing good basketball right now and better then the Hawks or Knicks and I think they are a more talented team then the 76ers.

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 11:45 PM
U know damn well if the heat had all close games against the sixers u wouldn't be thinking were good to go in the finals.

That's flawed though, because the Heat had two close games and the Bulls had three. What happens, if the Heat close them out in a close game and the Bulls blow out the Pacers in game four? Isn't that equal? Don't forget you guys were losing most of this game, how is that any different then game 1 of Bulls/Pacers? You guys won by six and we won by five. Should the Lakers fans be freaking out, because they lost to the Hornets and just got past them in game 2? Should the Celtics like their chances less, because they beat the Knicks only by a few points? In both games. Why is it ok for those teams, but not the Bulls? You guys are obviously a bit bias about all this. Even a Heat SteBO can see that you guys are picking on the Bulls, because you just don't like them.

coolio136
04-21-2011, 11:46 PM
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Yes the 76ers won four more games in the regular season. But if the Pacers make the coaching change in mid December instead of late January I wouldn't be surprised to see them as the 5th or 6th seed right now.

Lets rephrase that then. The Sixers are better than the Pacers when they are without Darren Collison.

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:47 PM
Lets see, I have a fever, sore throat, cough, headache, and aching muscles. Do I have full blown Avian Bird Flu right now? Probably not. But I do have some troublesome symptoms. But, hell, it's probably just a cold, right?

Point being: You can get away saying "a win is a win" just as easily as you can get away with dismissing your symptoms as nothing more than "just a cold." Yet, certain symptoms are indicative of a more serious underlying condition. Having a hard *** time beating a team with a losing record (the worst team to have made the playoffs regardless of conference) is symptomatic of a problematic underlying condition, be it contentedness, laziness, lack of focus, or even something even more worrisome (not being good enough to win a championship). But go ahead and dismiss the evidence and be merrily on your way, because a win is a win and a fever is just a fever . . . until it becomes a pathology and you die.

gotoHcarolina52
04-21-2011, 11:51 PM
:facepalm::facepalm: What a dumb post, which to know surprise is from a bias Heat fan. Actually I'm just going off the facts(which I know alot of Heat fans don't do) of how the teams actually played, since the Pacers made the coaching changing. They were a above 500 team, during that stretch, the Hawks and Knicks weren't. So if the Pacers weren't so brutal before that. Is it so hard to believe they couldn't have been 5-7 games better? You realize the Pacers went 5-10 in December and 3-10 in January. Before they made that coaching change right? The players stopped listening to Jim O'Brien and the team went downhill. Frank Vogel came in and made a bunch of changes. Which included playing Hansbrough, starting George for his defense and a bunch of other things. You realize they beat the Knicks 2 of 3 over the last month losing by 1 point and the Hawks by 12 two weeks ago. So sorry if IMO they are playing good basketball right now and better then the Hawks or Knicks and I think they are a more talented team then the 76ers.

Under Vogel, the Pacers went 20-18. With these 3 losses to the Bulls, make that 20-21. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. :smoking:

SteBO
04-21-2011, 11:52 PM
Lets see, I have a fever, sore throat, cough, headache, and aching muscles. Do I have full blown Avian Bird Flu right now? Probably not. But I do have some troublesome symptoms. But, hell, it's probably just a cold, right?

Point being: You can get away saying "a win is a win" just as easily as you can get away with dismissing your symptoms as nothing more than "just a cold." Yet, certain symptoms are indicative of a more serious underlying condition. Having a hard *** time beating a team with a losing record (the worst team to have made the playoffs regardless of conference) is symptomatic of a problematic underlying condition, be it contentedness, laziness, lack of focus, or even something even more worrisome (not being good enough to win a championship). But go ahead and dismiss the evidence and be merrily on your way, because a win is a win and a fever is just a fever . . . until it becomes a pathology and you die.
That's a good way of putting it. But again, I just care about the win, especially in this series where PHI doesn't have the talent or offense to beat us. I'm pretty sure our play will sharpen with better competition (BOS and CHI in this instance). Same goes for the Bulls. They've played to their competition all year. But with ORL/ATL coming up, their play might sharpen as well, because they know that if they don't, they'll get beat. It's the simple mentality of a proessional athlete/

Dr.Manhatten
04-21-2011, 11:53 PM
I honestly think we would have lost tonight if it the Pacers we were playing. You can't play like sissy's for three quarters and come away with a win against that team, judging by how they've played the Bulls thus far.

I picked Miami to sweep Philly like a lot of people. If they were playing the Pacers I think it goes 5-6 but all games would be pretty tough, kinda like what the Bulls are going through now.

I don't get why people can't just be happy that both teams won. But whatever. Some guys in here are talking about Philly being a better team than Indy, and in the regular season they were. But in the playoffs its about matchups, and Indy matches up better with Chicago and Miami, and I'd say Philly matches up better with Boston. Still, Miami, Chicago and Boston aren't going to lose in the first round, just too good.

cubswin25
04-21-2011, 11:57 PM
Under Vogel, the Pacers went 20-18. With these 3 losses to the Bulls, make that 20-21. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Yeah and go look at how the Hawks and Knicks played during those games and the 76ers weren't much better. Obviously you can't discredit him losing to a team like the Bulls though. Especially with how hard they are playing. In these three games every time I think the Bulls are going to pull away these guys fight back. If I knew it was going to be like this, I really wish the Heat played them. I'm sure Heat fans would have loved to see all the hard fouls on Wade and Lebron. Like we saw Foster and Hansbrough do to Rose and Deng tonight.

cubswin25
04-22-2011, 12:00 AM
I picked Miami to sweep Philly like a lot of people. If they were playing the Pacers I think it goes 5-6 but all games would be pretty tough, kinda like what the Bulls are going through now.

I don't get why people can't just be happy that both teams won. But whatever. Some guys in here are talking about Philly being a better team than Indy, and in the regular season they were. But in the playoffs its about matchups, and Indy matches up better with Chicago and Miami, and I'd say Philly matches up better with Boston. Still, Miami, Chicago and Boston aren't going to lose in the first round, just too good.


Great post, I agree with everything you said. Heat fans seem to forget that they lost to this Pacers team in the regular season and they played them in close games the other two games, that the Heat won.

SteBO
04-22-2011, 12:02 AM
Great post, I agree with everything you said. Heat fans seem to forget that they lost to this Pacers team in the regular season and they played them in close games the other two games, that the Heat won.
IND matches up pretty well with us. Hibbert was a big problem for the Heat as well as Collison.

NYK BaLLaS
04-22-2011, 12:07 AM
see your an ignorant fool i am a kings fan and i HATE lebron more then any player in the league

i dont see you lasting long on this website

lol.if u only knew.I'll pray for you though kings fan.Lmao

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 12:07 AM
If I knew it was going to be like this, I really wish the Heat played them. I'm sure Heat fans would have loved to see all the hard fouls on Wade and Lebron. Like we saw Foster and Hansbrough do to Rose and Deng tonight.

I'm not arguing that Philly is better than Indiana. I really don't know who is better than whom, but I vehemently doubt that Indiana would've made the 5th or 6th seed in the East had Vogul coached them the entirety of the regular season. 7th? Sure. But 5th? Give me a break.

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 12:12 AM
lol.if u only knew.I'll pray for you though kings fan.Lmao

Poor Kings fan. With the threat of the Maloofs stripping his team from him, he's become like a distraught momma gazelle looking on hopelessly as her baby gazelle is vigorously devoured by a lion. Desperation overwhelms.

dnewguy
04-22-2011, 12:14 AM
Going shopping for fishing poles and brooms. I'll need a lot of them come Sunday

cubswin25
04-22-2011, 12:15 AM
I'm not arguing that Philly is better than Indiana. I really don't know who is better than whom, but I vehemently doubt that Indiana would've made the 5th or 6th seed in the East had Vogul coached them the entirety of the regular season. 7th? Sure. But 5th? Give me a break.

Well it was pretty close from 5th to 7th. Remember the 5th seed had 44 wins, 6th seed had 42 wins and 7th seed had 41. So maybe 7 games better is a reach, to get the 5th spot. But 4 or 5 games better to get to the 6th or 7th seed is pretty realistic. That said the 5th seed Hawks played awful basketball the final 3 and half months of the season after a good start. If they somehow upset the Magic, I think the might actually be a easier series then this Pacers series. Especially with the way the Hawks have played in the second round of the playoffs the last two years.

drobe86
04-22-2011, 12:36 AM
IND matches up pretty well with us. Hibbert was a big problem for the Heat as well as Collison.


I don't agree at all. You're selling the Heat short. Miami would be winning by 20 most every night. It's the playoffs and Wade, Bron, and Bosh clicking like they are now and Indiana would have no chance...

cubswin25
04-22-2011, 12:43 AM
IND matches up pretty well with us. Hibbert was a big problem for the Heat as well as Collison.

Yeah and the thing about the Pacers is they have some pretty good role players too. Jeff Foster is a thug, but he plays solid defense. Jones played good defense on Rose tonight as well. But guys like AJ Price and Josh McRoberts have been a pain in this series too. I'm surpise they don't try to get more out of Dunleavy. A guy who can shot like him coming off the bench is valueable. It seems like they go to him for a little while, and then forget about him. Brandon Rush is also not a bad bench player, but Jones took all his minutes tonight. Since they went with defense to use on Rose.

cubswin25
04-22-2011, 12:59 AM
I don't agree at all. You're selling the Heat short. Miami would be winning by 20 most every night. It's the playoffs and Wade, Bron, and Bosh clicking like they are now and Indiana would have no chance...

Have you watched how the Pacers played in this series? They aren't beating the 76ers that way, what makes you think they would do that to the Pacers? Yes I think the Bulls play has sucked in that series, but the Pacers are still playing very tough. Some of the Bulls sucky play has to do with them, playing really good basketball right now. The reason I feel the Pacers match up with the Heat better then the 76ers is for two reasons. They can rebound with the Heat, and score with the Heat, if they don't play hard defense. While the 76ers play better defensivly then the Pacers. There defense is no match for guys like Wade, Lebron and Bosh on one team. Plus they can't rebound or score with them either. Just look at the last two Heat and Pacers games(Pacers won the first game by 16 early in the season)


117-112, Heat outscored them by 15 in the 4th to comeback and win. Rebounds was 37 Pacers and 36 Heat. Next game was 110-103, Pacers were winning going into the 4th quarter by 1, then Heat outscored them by 8 in the 4th. The rebounds were 50 for the Heat and 45 for the Pacers. The Bulls/Pacers playoff games were more low scoring, but very similar to those games the Heat played them. Just because it's the playoffs doesn't mean the Heat are gonna change into this unstoppable team. I dunno why some fans, think a team that never has done that will. Especially when it was pretty clear the Heat were trying their hardest to win every game at least the first four-five months of the season. But like Stebo said, if they were playing the Pacers tonight instead of the 76ers. It would have been harder for the Heat to comeback on them. Sure it would be possible the Bulls did in in game one, and Heat did it in those regular season games. But the Pacers might have had a bigger lead on the Heat tonight too. Plus like I said before the Pacers have played tough defense in this series as well. Yes some of it's sloppy Bulls play, but Pacers deserve credit too. They are giving fits to a team that none of the top contenders could beat since early December.

AllBall
04-22-2011, 01:04 AM
Asere! Busquen la essscccobbbbbaaaa!

DragonJaii
04-22-2011, 01:25 AM
Philly stood no chance.

stawka
04-22-2011, 01:34 AM
**** me! I just saw the LBJ behind the back maneuver at half-court with the assist to Wade. Filthy

gotoHcarolina52
04-22-2011, 01:49 AM
Asere! Busquen la essscccobbbbbaaaa!

The HEAT are going to ride into Philly on Sunday in style. Pimpin' (http://www.instablogsimages.com/images/2008/09/09/broom-bike-2_opgxf_7071_XEIlA_17340.jpg)


Oye, abuela, préstame la escoba que LeBron y Wade la necesitan

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