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SteBO
05-08-2011, 11:04 PM
EC Semis, Game 4:



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Date: Monday May 9, 2011
Time: 7:00 EST


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PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS




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Rondo - Allen - Pierce - Garnett - O'Neal




BENCHES




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Playoff Team Leaders

Miami Heat Boston Celtics

Points Dwyane Wade- 25.0 Paul Pierce- 21.1
Rebounds LeBron James- 9.1 Kevin Garnett- 11.0
Assists LeBron James- 5.3 Rajon Rondo- 11.1
Steals Dwyane Wade- 1.5 Kevin Garnett- 1.7
Blocks Dwyane Wade- 1.6 Jermaine O'Neal- 2.0




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Heat - Celtics Preview

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers did his best to stay out of the trainer's room on Sunday, lest he learn something about one of his injured players that he didn't want to hear.

"It's a pretty busy room right now," he said on Sunday, a day after the Celtics earned a bruising 97-81 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals despite injuries to point guards Rajon Rondo and Delonte West. "Right now, we're going to go with, 'They're all playing."

Rondo dislocated his left elbow in the third quarter on Saturday night when he got tangled up with Miami guard Dwyane Wade and got thrown to the floor. He had an MRI and CAT scan at New England Baptist Hospital on Sunday, and both tests came out negative, Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said.

West, who had a bruised left shoulder, was feeling better on Sunday and did not go to the hospital for tests, Twiss said. Rivers said he would likely decide just before gametime -- or later -- whether Rondo will play.

"I'm optimistic about both, that they're going to play. I don't know why I am, but I am," Rivers said, adding that he has tried to avoid watching the video of Rondo's arm being bent into an unnatural position when he was thrown to the floor by Wade. "I just don't know how well either one can play."

The Celtics returned to Boston after losing the first two games in Miami and showed the fight that had been lacking when they fell behind 0-2. Kevin Garnett scored 28 points with 18 rebounds -- more than he had in the first two games combined -- and Paul Pierce added 27 points for the defending Eastern Conference champions.

Game 4 is Monday night, and the Celtics are hoping to tie the series before it shifts back to Miami.

To do that, they'll need Rondo.

The youngest -- by far -- of Boston's four All-Stars, Rondo was injured early in the second half when he was fouled by Wade. Doctors popped his elbow back into place in the locker room and he was back on the court at the start of the fourth quarter, dribbling, passing and shooting with his right arm while leaving his left dangling at his side.

"All of us sort of looked at each other like, 'What is he doing out here?" Garnett said. "He's showing a lot of heart (and) a lot of grit. We see it. That doesn't go unspoken or unseen. We see he's out there giving his full effort. We're following that lead."

Rondo finished with 11 assists and six points, including a pair of one-armed baskets in the fourth quarter that the Celtics called the spark they had been lacking.

"Listen," Rivers said with a laugh, "I played with one hand my entire career. So you can do it. And he did it.

"Players play. We can all tell our war stories. But very few could do that -- especially in this situation. They try, but very few could succeed. Yesterday was just another example of an NBA player not caring about his health and trying to help the team."

Rondo was not available for comment on Sunday, but he said after the game that he was not concerned. Rivers said he was laying on the trainer's table, with his elbow wrapped in ice, "half-asleep" from painkillers. Both teams described the play as a hard foul, and neither felt that Wade was trying to injure Rondo with the takedown.

"He's about as tough a guy as you'll come across in this league," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "I wasn't even surprised that he came back. He's that type of competitor. You don't like to see anybody injured at this time of year, even your opponent. We want to beat Boston when they're at their best and their healthiest."

Wade didn't want to talk about it.

"I'm not answering questions about that. I'm done with that. I'm moving on," he said. "Ain't nobody fighting, this is basketball. Keep them back from what? They going to beat me up? Did everybody watch the replay? All right.

"I'm done. I've moved on from that."

Rondo and West aren't Boston's only injuries. Center Shaquille O'Neal was also dealing with swelling in his right calf after playing 8 minutes, 29 seconds -- his first appearance of the playoffs and just his second since Feb. 1. "I think he's going to have that for the rest of the year," Rivers said.

And the Heat have injury problems of their own. Chris Bosh woke up with a pinched nerve in his neck, though he said it was no excuse for his performance in the game; he scored six points with five rebounds in 30 minutes.

"The way we've been successful all year is by executing our offense, and a lot of that offense runs through Chris," Spoelstra said. "We have to help him as well."

Udonis Haslem still is not ready to return from November foot surgery. And there are more than a few bruised egos on the Miami said.

LeBron James scored 15 points on 6-for-16 shooting, adding seven rebounds and four assists for his worst playoff performance in more than three years. Combined, Miami's Big Three had a total of 44 points -- the fewest since they joined together amid much hoopla during the offseason.

The answer, James said, could be even more physical play of the type that filled the Celtics training room.

"We've got to be aggressive. They're a very aggressive team. The only way you counter aggressiveness is to be aggressive on the other end, too," he said "We know we didn't play as well as we wanted to -- probably our worst game of the postseason. We're looking to get better in Game 4."



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Cano4prez
05-08-2011, 11:28 PM
HUGE game..

HuRRiCaNeS324
05-08-2011, 11:33 PM
KG had a ****ing RIDICULOUS game last time out. If he plays how he normally plays, Lebron plays the way hes been playing throughout the postseason, and Bosh mans the **** up, we should have this W.

And of course we need to play D to the best of our capabilities. No way the Celtics win this series if we win tomorrow so we gotta get this.

Kobes a Killer
05-08-2011, 11:41 PM
Boston takes this one 2-2 going back to Miami

still1ballin
05-08-2011, 11:42 PM
Go Celtics!

justinnum1
05-08-2011, 11:42 PM
I think the heat take this one.

SportsFanatic10
05-08-2011, 11:44 PM
should be fun...game 3 went just as i predicted it would unfortunately. now if only my prediction of a win in game 4 holds up. it would suck to be tied up all of a sudden. miami needs to find a killer instict at some point. im getting pretty tired of the starting lineup though and those slow starts to the 1st and 3rd quarters.

sargon21
05-08-2011, 11:48 PM
Boston takes this one 2-2 going back to Miami

I agree.

dnewguy
05-08-2011, 11:50 PM
Heat by 7. I can guarantee you Heat will win this game.

SportsFanatic10
05-08-2011, 11:55 PM
anyone know if rondo's playing yet? i heard MRI was negative but his arm can't be feeling to good after only 1 day rest. if i'm chalmers i'm favouring his right side big time on defense.

Cano4prez
05-09-2011, 12:05 AM
Doc said he's optimistic Rondo will play

totheights
05-09-2011, 12:11 AM
Rondo once again shows LeBron what a hurt elbow actually looks like, but still plays and puts up a double/double (10pts/10asts).

Avenged
05-09-2011, 12:14 AM
Go.. Heat..

davids22
05-09-2011, 12:33 AM
I said it earlier and I'll say it again. If Miami wins their first 2 games (they did), then Miami in 7. I want Miami to win, but I expect Boston to defend home court and win. Should be a good one.

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 12:52 AM
I never thought I'd see the day Laker fans root for the Celtics

SportsFanatic10
05-09-2011, 01:09 AM
Doc said he's optimistic Rondo will play

cool thanks....i don't like playing teams that are less then full strength. it'll be interesting to see if he indeed plays what he'll be able to do tomorrow out there.

JB0B0
05-09-2011, 01:35 AM
I don't care who wins but I hope the officiating is fair. No fan should have to go through what Bulls fans went through tonight.

Baller1
05-09-2011, 02:21 AM
I think Boston will even this one up.

jimbobjarree
05-09-2011, 04:31 AM
I really hope Boston tie this one up. I'm going to miss game 5 cus I'm flying back to England, so I want there to be a game 6 at least, so I can see the series climax.

nolin
05-09-2011, 05:25 AM
:cry:
I don't care who wins but I hope the officiating is fair. No fan should have to go through what Bulls fans went through tonight.

:cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry::cry: :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:

ChitownSports16
05-09-2011, 08:31 AM
lakers fans here only rooting for the celtics because of the heat fans on psd.

thank you... Oh wait im not a lakers fan. Do Bulls fans count?

C's win tonight.

justinnum1
05-09-2011, 08:39 AM
I don't care who wins but I hope the officiating is fair. No fan should have to go through what Bulls fans went through tonight.

:rolleyes:

Caution1011
05-09-2011, 09:02 AM
Heat win. Bosh mans up and doesn't let the one arm rondo punk him again. Should be another great one. Let's go Heat!!

Yams
05-09-2011, 09:25 AM
Shaq gets more minutes, puts Wade on his ***. C's win.

SteBO
05-09-2011, 09:28 AM
Heat take this one. LeBron and Bosh make up for their pathetic play, but it will be close this time around. MIA knows what's at stake, even with a 2-1 series lead, at least I hope they do.

m26555
05-09-2011, 09:36 AM
Celtics even the series up. Call me crazy, but I expect a big performance out of Shaq tonight.

dnewguy
05-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Bosh gets back on track, Wade and Bron each go for 30. A blow-out game for Miami but will get close in 4th with heat holding on.

Tarheels23
05-09-2011, 10:10 AM
I don't care who wins but I hope the officiating is fair. No fan should have to go through what Bulls fans went through tonight.

I know Josh Smith couldnt get a call to save his life. Good shooting performance by Rose though....


I like the Celtics tonight to even the series. Especially if Spolstra twists the starting lineup as reported (for those of you that dont know it has been reported that Spo is looking to start Anthony and have Z come off the bench)

Heater4life
05-09-2011, 10:20 AM
Heat need to take this one. After a very energetic game 3 lets see how the Heat respond in defeat and how the Celtics old legs hold up after one days rest.

Hangtime
05-09-2011, 10:50 AM
I think Miami should bounce back after such a dismal performance out of Lebron and Bosh. Those two simply can't have those types of games back to back. Chalmers, Jones, and Anthony keeps playing well and they should get game 4. I knew Boston wouldn't get swept but I never thought Bosh and James would show virtually no effort.

m26555
05-09-2011, 11:04 AM
I think Miami should bounce back after such a dismal performance out of Lebron and Bosh. Those two simply can't have those types of games back to back. Chalmers, Jones, and Anthony keeps playing well and they should get game 4. I knew Boston wouldn't get swept but I never thought Bosh and James would show virtually no effort.
It's not that they didn't show effort. Let's give some credit where credit is due. Boston's defense had Miami on lockdown in game three.

SteBO
05-09-2011, 11:10 AM
It's not that they didn't show effort. Let's give some credit where credit is due. Boston's defense had Miami on lockdown in game three.

It was more of KG and Pierce being unreal in Game 3. Their defense was good too, but LeBron and Bosh showed no heart or effort in that game, period. Even Wade wasn't great. I expect the real Miami Heat in Game 4 tonight.

Hangtime
05-09-2011, 11:14 AM
It's not that they didn't show effort. Let's give some credit where credit is due. Boston's defense had Miami on lockdown in game three.

I don't take away from Boston's defense at all, they stepped up. Looked very good in game 3. But I saw Bosh have his opportunities and didn't take advantage. He was very passive, hesitant, and tentative and looked very lethargic from start to finish. Something didn't look right about the guy himself as if he wasn't even mentally in the game. I know KG had his throwback game but Anthony guarded him a lot that night as well. He didn't even look like he wanted to rebound. I put most of that on Bosh.

Tarheels23
05-09-2011, 11:20 AM
It was more of KG and Pierce being unreal in Game 3. Their defense was good too, but LeBron and Bosh showed no heart or effort in that game, period. Even Wade wasn't great. I expect the real Miami Heat in Game 4 tonight.

Not to antagonize, but LeBron hasn't shown heart yet in his whole career. He has always got discouraged whenever playing from behind. And don't get me started on Bosh.

SteBO
05-09-2011, 11:31 AM
Not to antagonize, but LeBron hasn't shown heart yet in his whole career. He has always got discouraged whenever playing from behind. And don't get me started on Bosh.

You aren't antagonizing, you're speaking the truth. I've noticed what you're noticing. He needs to change it though, and when Wade sees this, he needs to step up and be the 2006 Dwyane Wade I know he can be. Bosh has never been part of a winning team until now, and he hadn't been out the first round either. LeBron and Bosh both need to play like men and not like sissies. Bottom line.

gotoHcarolina52
05-09-2011, 12:03 PM
I, for one, hope the officiating is completely and blatantly biased in Boston's favor and the Heat manage to pull out the win nonetheless.

Heater4life
05-09-2011, 12:14 PM
I, for one, hope the officiating is completely and blatantly biased in Boston's favor and the Heat manage to pull out the win nonetheless.

I hope it is not blatantly biased in Bostons favor and we win.

:D

TheRunKiller
05-09-2011, 12:36 PM
this game will be exactly like game 3...97-81 Celtics

theheatles
05-09-2011, 12:51 PM
heat win with a buzzer beater 93-91

SteBO
05-09-2011, 12:54 PM
I just want to see a well played game by the Heat. There's no excuse for the Heat to play with no effort for a whole half, especially when we were up 2 at halftime. I don't expect KG to have the game he had last night, but I'm pretty sure Pierce will continue to roll. LeBron and Bosh need to grow a pair, though. The other night was sad. :pity:

Tarheels23
05-09-2011, 01:45 PM
If I'm Doc, Im keeping big baby on the bench tonight just like Saturday.

If I'm Spoelstra, Im not tweaking the starting lineup. Id rather have Anthony coming off the bench to provide a spark than have big Z come off the bench to provide a spark.

mikealike305
05-09-2011, 01:52 PM
HEAT win a close one. Lebron mans up are gets to the basket more. i HATED his shot selection in game 3. its almost like he forgot hes 6'8 250+

ohreally
05-09-2011, 02:15 PM
It was more of KG and Pierce being unreal in Game 3. Their defense was good too, but LeBron and Bosh showed no heart or effort in that game, period. Even Wade wasn't great. I expect the real Miami Heat in Game 4 tonight.

I think we saw the real Heat last game, and the real Celtics. And I expect to see more of the same.

theheatles
05-09-2011, 02:22 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/truehoop/miamiheat/news/story?id=6514532

SteBO
05-09-2011, 02:23 PM
I think we saw the real Heat last game, and the real Celtics. And I expect to see more of the same.

:laugh:

OhReally? That was the real Heat? Game 2 was the real Miami Heat, but not the real Boston Celtics. KG won't put up 28 and 18 again. The only repeat I can see happening is Pierce scoring.

Keep thinking that was the real Miami Heat, for I've been hearing the same nonsense all year. You'll be in for a big surprise, at your own expense hopefully. ;)

ohreally
05-09-2011, 02:34 PM
:laugh:

OhReally? That was the real Heat? Game 2 was the real Miami Heat, but not the real Boston Celtics. KG won't put up 28 and 18 again. The only repeat I can see happening is Pierce scoring.

Keep thinking that was the real Miami Heat, for I've been hearing the same nonsense all year. You'll be in for a big surprise, at your own expense hopefully. ;)

Well, we'll see. KG may not get 28 and 18 again, but I still think he will put pressure on your bigs and largely outplay them. Allen will have a big game tonight. Shaq will have at least a bit of impact sooner or later.

Rondo being hurt is the only thing I see being in your favor. But again, we'll see.

I do think that the Heat are going to try to "match" Boston physically tonight and push things too far. I just hope that results in the Heat having a guy ejected rather than a Celtic ejected for retaliation.

SteBO
05-09-2011, 02:37 PM
Well, we'll see. KG may not get 28 and 18 again, but I still think he will put pressure on your bigs and largely outplay them. Allen will have a big game tonight. Shaq will have at least a bit of impact sooner or later.

Rondo being hurt is the only thing I see being in your favor. But again, we'll see.

I do think that the Heat are going to try to "match" Boston physically tonight and push things too far. I just hope that results in the Heat having a guy ejected rather than a Celtic ejected for retaliation.

You're right. We will see. Miami doesn't have to match them physically to win, they just need to play their game like they did in the first two games @MIA. Also don't count on LeBron and Bosh to play the way they did in Game 3. They will be better.

ohreally
05-09-2011, 02:50 PM
You're right. We will see. Miami doesn't have to match them physically to win, they just need to play their game like they did in the first two games @MIA. Also don't count on LeBron and Bosh to play the way they did in Game 3. They will be better.

I fully expect Lebron to be better than last game and Bosh couldn't be any worse, but if Rondo is healthy I expect the Celtics to be clicking on all cylinders.

It takes them a few games to warm to the challenge and get that old blood pumping. But it's pumping now.

Didn't Lebron say they have to match the Celtics physically? I expect he'll try. And I expect an ejection at some point. I just hope it's the right guy being ejected (no matter which uniform), because they frequently get it wrong, and even when they sort of get it right they eject the opposing player as well to "even" it out.

SteBO
05-09-2011, 02:58 PM
I fully expect Lebron to be better than last game and Bosh couldn't be any worse, but if Rondo is healthy I expect the Celtics to be clicking on all cylinders.

It takes them a few games to warm to the challenge and get that old blood pumping. But it's pumping now.

Didn't Lebron say they have to match the Celtics physically? I expect he'll try. And I expect an ejection at some point. I just hope it's the right guy being ejected (no matter which uniform), because they frequently get it wrong, and even when they sort of get it right they eject the opposing player as well to "even" it out.

Rondo can't be healthy if he's playing with a very, very swollen elbow. He's playing anyway because he doesn't have a choice. I expect Boston's best, but what LeBron meant when he said match them physically, I'm pretty sure he meant effort and intensity. They won't be ejecting anyone's best player tonight or the rest of the series, because no way that should happen. I disagreed with Pierce's ejection 100%, no matter what he did. This is the playoffs. I just hope the Heat know to play with that edge and not hand the Celtics anything.

justinnum1
05-09-2011, 03:01 PM
I fully expect Lebron to be better than last game and Bosh couldn't be any worse, but if Rondo is healthy I expect the Celtics to be clicking on all cylinders.

It takes them a few games to warm to the challenge and get that old blood pumping. But it's pumping now.

Didn't Lebron say they have to match the Celtics physically? I expect he'll try. And I expect an ejection at some point. I just hope it's the right guy being ejected (no matter which uniform), because they frequently get it wrong, and even when they sort of get it right they eject the opposing player as well to "even" it out.

He's not.

JordansBulls
05-09-2011, 03:05 PM
Hopefully Boston wins this one. I want the remaining series to go 7.

AnalyzeNShoot
05-09-2011, 03:10 PM
I pick Boston, Dont see them losing in front of home crowd.

John Walls Era
05-09-2011, 03:38 PM
Some Laker fans are actually cheering for the Celtics... disgraceful.

If Rondo is ready to go then this one should be close. I still pick the heat.

MJ-BULLS
05-09-2011, 03:45 PM
Hopefully Boston wins this one. I want the remaining series to go 7.

...

h2r09
05-09-2011, 03:58 PM
heat will win this, haslem is coming back and bosh will play better and riley spoke to them today so that cant be a bad thing.

i just dont think rondo can play well. and i swear if we dont overplay his right hand im gonna go crazy

joshyvengeance
05-09-2011, 04:00 PM
Celts win. They don't lose this game at home, as long as Rondo can play one armed like the last quarter he played.

joshyvengeance
05-09-2011, 04:01 PM
i swear if we dont overplay his right hand im gonna go crazy


It was embarrassing.

Purple&Gold24
05-09-2011, 04:26 PM
Miami goes up 3-1 in a close game.

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 04:54 PM
short rest will hurt the celtics. they dont have a week to rest up their guys and have tons of energy.

ChicagoRox
05-09-2011, 05:08 PM
I am really looking foward to watch this game. I hope the game is super intense and brutally physical. If Rondo can play at 75%, I would pick the Celtics in a close one.

Preacher
05-09-2011, 05:27 PM
You aren't antagonizing, you're speaking the truth. I've noticed what you're noticing. He needs to change it though, and when Wade sees this, he needs to step up and be the 2006 Dwyane Wade I know he can be. Bosh has never been part of a winning team until now, and he hadn't been out the first round either. LeBron and Bosh both need to play like men and not like sissies. Bottom line.

I, for one, hope the sissiness continues. Bosh might still be "nervous" tonite. :laugh2: What player admits that after going out and throwing up on themselves?

Rivera
05-09-2011, 05:33 PM
tony k on PTI just said

"if i am kg tonight i am yelling in chris boshes ear, i am hitting him in his private parts, i am calling chris bosh a cancer tonight, because he admited he cant handle it"

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: KG would too :laugh:

ohreally
05-09-2011, 05:46 PM
short rest will hurt the celtics. they dont have a week to rest up their guys and have tons of energy.

I think the Celtics will be more than fine. If Rondo can play anywhere near his usual minutes I think the Celtics will win easily. But I do still expect some testiness from Miami, so we'll see what happens as a result of that.

dnewguy
05-09-2011, 05:49 PM
Haslem and House to see minutes (replacing Z and Bibby) tonight.

justinnum1
05-09-2011, 05:50 PM
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Udonis Haslem to be active tonight in place of Jamaal Magloire. First time in uniform for Haslem since November foot surgery.

holy ****

ManRam
05-09-2011, 05:53 PM
I think Miami takes this. I have faith that Bosh will man up, and I don't think Rondo is going to possibly be nearly as effective with a huge wrap on his arm and playing with that injury. He'll be more easy to defend, and the offense starts with him almost all the time.

I think LeBron and Wade get the importance of stealing one in Boston to assure they win this series, and I think both step up and get it done.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 05:54 PM
Haslem's return probably will be as impactful as Shaq's: not at all.

Still a good sign though. If he can log some time, he could help out against Chicago or Atlanta for sure.

jp611
05-09-2011, 06:09 PM
Haslem won't have much of an impact tonight, but I think he could be in impact in the ECF if they beat Boston... I think Boston takes this tonight in a close game

theheatles
05-09-2011, 06:14 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nba/columns/story?columnist=may_peter&id=6514519

Rivera
05-09-2011, 06:16 PM
haslem could have that lifting factor...lets say if the heat is down early and he comes in and does what udonis haslem does....take charges gets boards and hit that 12 foot jumpshot

its not like miami runs there offense through haslem....i expect him to play for 12 minutes...but i think it can only help miami more than it can hurt them

Jonathan2323
05-09-2011, 06:18 PM
Im pretty confident the HEAT win this game. They know the importance of getting this game, if they don't win its going 7 games.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 06:19 PM
I don't expect much physically from Haslem, but he's a leader and a great on-the-court presence. When he's in there, his teammates will feed off of his emotion and will...

A little shot in the arm, but not a big one.

m26555
05-09-2011, 06:23 PM
I think Miami takes this. I have faith that Bosh will man up, and I don't think Rondo is going to possibly be nearly as effective with a huge wrap on his arm and playing with that injury. He'll be more easy to defend, and the offense starts with him almost all the time.

I think LeBron and Wade get the importance of stealing one in Boston to assure they win this series, and I think both step up and get it done.
I don't think that's possible, ESPECIALLY against Garnett. I mean, the dude admitted he was scared in game three. I don't see him doing much of anything this series. It's all gonna have to be on James and Wade.

And yes, LeBron and Wade understand the importance of stealing one in Boston, but KG, Pierce, and Allen also understand the importance of sending this back to Miami 2-2.

jp611
05-09-2011, 06:26 PM
Bosh is done for this series... Garnett owns him

Cano4prez
05-09-2011, 06:27 PM
I don't think that's possible, ESPECIALLY against Garnett. I mean, the dude admitted he was scared in game three. I don't see him doing much of anything this series. It's all gonna have to be on James and Wade.

And yes, LeBron and Wade understand the importance of stealing one in Boston, but KG, Pierce, and Allen also understand the importance of sending this back to Miami 2-2.

A performance like his in game 2 would suffice

http://espn.go.com/nba/boxscore?gameId=310503014

dnewguy
05-09-2011, 06:27 PM
I don't think that's possible, ESPECIALLY against Garnett. I mean, the dude admitted he was scared in game three. I don't see him doing much of anything this series. It's all gonna have to be on James and Wade.

And yes, LeBron and Wade understand the importance of stealing one in Boston, but KG, Pierce, and Allen also understand the importance of sending this back to Miami 2-2.

Something's gonna give.

LayZbone
05-09-2011, 06:36 PM
Bosh is terrified of KG. If he can't handle the pressure of these kinds of scenarios, I'm gonna be really pissed. You're not making the same amount of money as Lebron James (and more than D-Wade) just to be scared in round 2 of the playoffs.

/rant

23dragonzord
05-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Heat finna get pooped on tonight my dude

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 06:49 PM
Heat win this

MrfadeawayJB
05-09-2011, 06:55 PM
I am curious to see Udonis Haslem play. I think if he can play for even 10-15 mins, he lifts the heats spirits and they win

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:03 PM
Rondo is a warrior!

KDM1986
05-09-2011, 07:05 PM
Anyone else think this game will be decided by Garnetts play. I really think it all depends on how well he plays today.

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:05 PM
Nice pass Rondo

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:05 PM
Rondo!

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:05 PM
lol Bosh...

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:06 PM
Pierce!

m26555
05-09-2011, 07:06 PM
Bosh still nervous apparently.

Preacher
05-09-2011, 07:06 PM
Paul Pierce LEANS into the crowd.

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:06 PM
Anyone else think this game will be decided by Garnetts play. I really think it all depends on how well he plays today.

I do too!

Quikdraw
05-09-2011, 07:06 PM
Another great start from Boston.

Preacher
05-09-2011, 07:07 PM
Bosh still nervous apparently.

:laugh2:

Slimsim
05-09-2011, 07:07 PM
Bosh need to take the dick out his *** and man up

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:08 PM
Thank god this game started. Today has been so ****ing boring for me.

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:09 PM
Good start for the C's

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:09 PM
Jermaine O'Neal has to go up strong like the first one!

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
That was dirty

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Bron Bron!

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Bad foul.

m26555
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Absolute bull ****. Flagrant my ***.

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Lol flagrant?

SOMATS
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Lebron can take a ****ing hit. Amazing finish. That man's got some strength.

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Lebron got breathed on... flagrant

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
Already a Flagrant

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
:laugh:

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 07:10 PM
its an easy call. results not intent

B'sCeltsPatsSox
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Stupid foul by JO.

Sadds The Gr8
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
flagrant for that?

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Damn almost took his head off.

dnewguy
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
LOL that was Bynumesque

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
That's a flagrant, but Wade's WWE move on Rondo isnt :laugh2:

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Bosh almost blew it

m26555
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Bang.

Quikdraw
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Pierce!

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
That was pretty stupid regardless of it being flagrant or not.

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:11 PM
Pierce!

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
Pierce!

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
Pp!!

m26555
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
LOL that was Bynumesque
:laugh:

Seriously????

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
They're gonna protect Rondo

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
All this ticky tack fouls man. Just let them play

Cano4prez
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
Hows that not a flagrant he slapped his ****ing head

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
That's good for the Heat, Chalmers>>>>Bibby

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
its an easy call. results not intent

Exactly any whack above the shoulders is an easy call!

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:12 PM
Rondo!

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:13 PM
LOL that was Bynumesque
Except Bynum was attempting to be dirty while JO was just making a play on the ball.

Rondo!

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Rondo :clap:

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Cmon Ray

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Stop shooting Bosh

what54!?
05-09-2011, 07:14 PM
bosh nothing but jumpers :sigh:

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Keep shooting Bosh.

dnewguy
05-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Damn Bosh.

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Wow Bosh

SOMATS
05-09-2011, 07:14 PM
The home crowd is fueling Boston right now. They're off to a great start.

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:14 PM
Bosh lol

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:15 PM
Bosh is scared, he needs to buy a dog

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:15 PM
This probably will be close all game.

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:16 PM
It scares me to think that Amare could have been signed by the Heat instead of Bosh. Just imagine how dominant that team would be.

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:16 PM
Bosh = En fuego

KDM1986
05-09-2011, 07:16 PM
Hows that not a flagrant he slapped his ****ing head

I wouldnt be a flagrant usually but with the whole Rondo thing the refs are making it known they wont be letting anyone get away with anything.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:17 PM
Bosh typically hits most of the shots he's taking...he's just off. He's gotta sink those open shots if Miami plans on winning. They need his points.

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:17 PM
Nice shot KG

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:18 PM
I wouldnt be a flagrant usually but with the whole Rondo thing the refs are making it known they wont be letting anyone get away with anything.

No, it's a flagrant 100% of the time unless the refs just completely miss the contact. The Rondo thing has no bearing on this. He whacked him in the head...that's an obvious flagrant one; the definition of it really.

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:18 PM
You have to respect KG

SOMATS
05-09-2011, 07:18 PM
HAHAHAHAHA, what a fall, Pierce. Busted his ***.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:18 PM
Everything is coming from the outside for Miami...they gotta get LeBron and Wade going at the rim.

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Bos got to keep up this pace and keep the crowd in the whole game.

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Bosh needs a couple of FT's, just to see the ball go through for a good vibe

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:19 PM
KG wanted that badly.

B'sCeltsPatsSox
05-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Did anyone else actually just hear KG say ****!

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Might as well put in Haslem

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Celtics just look a lot better. They're playing much harder right now. Nice play from Rondo...it's amazing he's been the most aggressive player on the court even with his injury.

Slimsim
05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
why not force rondo to shoot ?

what54!?
05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Bosh needs a couple of FT's, just to see the ball go through for a good vibehe has to drive the damn ball

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
are people gonna start saying rondo is faking it like they did with kobe?

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
KG can't be missing free ones.

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Big 3 Rio

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:20 PM
Bron!

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
How come Chalmers doesnt start. He's really good

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Yikes Rondo.

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Wow... Heat are playing like a bunch of punks

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
LOL I love how Chalmers was going to try to flop first but, was beat to the punch.

JC_
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
why not force rondo to shoot ?

the arm is fine

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
what a flop. chalmers should have just backed off. rondo will always fall down bad elbow or not

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Did anyone else actually just hear KG say ****!

:nod::nod::nod:

tcav701
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
hahahah LeBrick misses about 6 straight shots just to get praised for a wide open dunk.

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Shaq Daddy Diesel

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Shaq!

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:22 PM
Shaq time does he do anything out there except look big.

Quikdraw
05-09-2011, 07:22 PM
Did anyone else actually just hear KG say ****!

Yep :laugh2:

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:22 PM
Shaq sighting

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:22 PM
Doc is just laughing.

KDM1986
05-09-2011, 07:22 PM
I hope Shaq does something meaningful tonight. Hate to see him end his career looking like trash.

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:23 PM
WTF was that Delonte

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:23 PM
When did Big Z start dunking?:shrug:

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:23 PM
Nice shot Pierce

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Pierce looking good.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Heat finally getting into the paint...

Shaq is just a foul machine at this point in his career it looks like.

Slimsim
05-09-2011, 07:24 PM
That was quick shaq

B'sCeltsPatsSox
05-09-2011, 07:24 PM
So less then a minute of playing time and Shaq is out.

Crackadalic
05-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Damn already 2 fouls

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:24 PM
Those looked like remote control sail boats.

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 07:24 PM
heat go small finally have spacing from that zone. but kg should be killing lebron but cant get the ball

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:25 PM
Shaq tells his old buddy D Wade hi!

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:25 PM
hahahah LeBrick misses about 6 straight shots just to get praised for a wide open dunk.

How is it possible to miss 6 in a row when you're 2-5?

:confused:

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:25 PM
Shaq is just to rusty to be put in the lions den right now. I think he is just more of a distraction then anything.

Cano4prez
05-09-2011, 07:25 PM
Those looked like remote control sail boats.

They really did :laugh2:

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 07:25 PM
bosh is worse than pau, but he actually does have gf problems. he is suing his

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:26 PM
How is it possible to miss 6 in a row when you're 2-5?

:confused:

Funny I am listening to a WU album and the song is going to your sig.

dnewguy
05-09-2011, 07:26 PM
Thank you Shaq, you gave me hope when I was about to give up. Phew, Miami should keep running into that man, he's slow to recover.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:28 PM
Funny I am listening to a WU album and the song is going to your sig.

Wu :drool:

I like Pierce's comments there. Competitor.

Wilson
05-09-2011, 07:28 PM
I guess I'm leaning slightly towards the Celtics. Hopefully we just get a good game though.

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:28 PM
PP is so aggressive thus far!

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:28 PM
Thank you Shaq, you gave me hope when I was about to give up. Phew, Miami should keep running into that man, he's slow to recover.

Seriously that is all I would be doing right now. He doesn't even look fast enough to get out of the way.

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:29 PM
They really did :laugh2:

Thanks for not letting me feel like the only one.

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:29 PM
They are gonna protect Rondo like I said

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Nice charge take Rondo

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:30 PM
James can't believe it lol.

JC_
05-09-2011, 07:30 PM
nice flop rondo

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:30 PM
PP did the get off me shot.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:30 PM
What the hell was Jones doing there?

Idiot...even if it wasn't on the shot, you can't grab a shooter.

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:30 PM
They are gonna protect Rondo like I said
:laugh:

Rivera
05-09-2011, 07:31 PM
rondo :love:

rondo is a soilder

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:31 PM
Rondo looks like he's in so much pain he's about to :puke:

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:31 PM
nice flop rondo
Have you ever heard of taking a charge? Taking a charge is easily one of the best basketball plays.

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 07:31 PM
doubled ft's so far. hca for both teams working.

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:31 PM
I always find myself staring at an injured player waiting for them to do something for me to say "ohh he isn't really hurt" even though I know Rondo is def. hurt.

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:32 PM
rondo :love:

rondo is a soilder
It's really admirable that he's not taking a painkiller but he should. Pain can affect your performance negatively.

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Nice shot West

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Damn West with a nice little diddy shake and shot.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Loving LeBron's aggression right now. The Heat need that.

JC_
05-09-2011, 07:32 PM
Have you ever heard of taking a charge? Taking a charge is easily one of the best basketball plays.

I said "nice flop" as in it was nicely done

bigA9331
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Nice take Paul!

Rivera
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
It's really admirable that he's not taking a painkiller but he should. Pain can affect your performance negatively.

he dont have to....hes rondo....hes a soilder...hes a G

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Pierce is feeling it.

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Bron

Rivera
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
LBj looks agressive late....

watch out for him in the 2nd quarter

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Shaq grabbed Bron and no call...Can't have Shaq in foul trouble huh

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Heat should be thrilled it's a one possession game, they've gotten worked IMO that quarter.

Bron was fouled on that last one, and probably the one before it.

Pierce is balling. I heart Pierce :drool:

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:34 PM
I said "nice flop" as in it was nicely done
Then say nice charge. Nice flop has a negative connotation. No worries man.

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 07:34 PM
shaq ridiculously lucky. he fouled lebron. would have been gone for the half. probably why it wasnt called

m26555
05-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Heat should be thrilled it's a one possession game, they've gotten worked IMO that quarter.

Bron was fouled on that last one, and probably the one before it.

Pierce is balling. I heart Pierce :drool:
Made up for the B.S. call on Shaq and then the one on Pierce. And the one before it CERTAINLY wasn't a foul. Shaq didn't even touch him...

Wilson
05-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Have you ever heard of taking a charge? Taking a charge is easily one of the best basketball plays.

Yeah I agree. Unfortunately it's been cheapened somewhat by the diving that happens these days, but Rondo's charge looked legitimate to me. Good job by him.

Cano4prez
05-09-2011, 07:34 PM
Celtics shooting 66.7%, wow

Rivera
05-09-2011, 07:35 PM
yea shaq did grab bron there :laugh2:

but hey its bron so who cares :laugh2:

im only kidding heat fans ;)

TylerSL
05-09-2011, 07:36 PM
were lucky to be down 3. Gotta pick it up in the second.

m26555
05-09-2011, 07:36 PM
Shaq grabbed Bron and no call...Can't have Shaq in foul trouble huh
:laugh2:

Seriously?

On Shaq's first foul, he stood STRAIGHT UP, LeBron went into him, and they called a foul on Shaq. Give me a break.

northsider
05-09-2011, 07:36 PM
Heat are a in a good position to only be down 1 possession after what seemed like the Celtics playing allot better.

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:36 PM
shaq ridiculously lucky. he fouled lebron. would have been gone for the half. probably why it wasnt called
Yeah because Shaq is playing a great game so far and contributing. He's looked bad so far. We'd be better off with JO and Troy Murphy.

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:36 PM
Good first quarter by the C's, surprised they arent up more... That bodes well for the heat

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:36 PM
Heat should be thrilled it's a one possession game, they've gotten worked IMO that quarter.

Bron was fouled on that last one, and probably the one before it.

Pierce is balling. I heart Pierce :drool:

Agreed, I'd say they have to feel they weathered the early storm pretty well with all things considered.

Rivera
05-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Yeah because Shaq is playing a great game so far and contributing. He's looked bad so far. We'd be better off with JO and Troy Murphy.

god no.....no one is worse than troy murphy...and i mean no one

dnewguy
05-09-2011, 07:37 PM
I dont understand how we're down by only 3.

Preacher
05-09-2011, 07:37 PM
All the great things in the 1st quarter. And only up by 3. Concerned.

mttwlsn16
05-09-2011, 07:37 PM
3-1 at the end of the night, heading back to south beach

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:37 PM
I dont understand how we're down 3.

LeBron James. Take him away and that's a crippling first quarter.

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Spo's a goon

The Flash
05-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Haslem!

Rivera
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
that was a bad shot by haslem

iggypop123
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
what a brick. he is rusty to say the least

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
I expect rust from Haslem

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Love seeing UD back. Love my Gators :clap:

Wilson
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Who the hell decided to play that music during a Celtics play-off game? :facepalm:

jp611
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Jermaine's having a good game

avrpatsfan
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Delonte!

RZZZA
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
putting haslem in is insanity, absolute craziness

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Some rust from Haslem

Master Mind
05-09-2011, 07:38 PM
Bosh is killing Miami

SOMATS
05-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Delonte is such an ugly-looking dude.

ManRam
05-09-2011, 07:39 PM
A confident Bosh takes that shot instead of throwing it away.

LeBron is saving Miami's *** right now.

NBA_Starter
05-09-2011, 07:39 PM
Dang Bron!:worthy: