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Avenged
06-13-2012, 03:14 AM
NBA FINALS: GAME 2



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Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena
Thursday, June 14
Time: 9:00 PM
T.V.:ABC, ESPN 3


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Iron24th
06-13-2012, 03:31 AM
Will miami adjust and win game 2?
They better do, cause only two teams in NBA history have won their 3 straight home games.

Baller1
06-13-2012, 04:01 AM
We go up 2-0.

DaSeba5
06-13-2012, 04:02 AM
Miami will make adjustments, but it's going to be hard to win in OKC. Game 1 was the better game to win.

MJ-BULLS
06-13-2012, 04:13 AM
Miami needs to put lebron on durant.

NYKnicksAllDay
06-13-2012, 04:40 AM
Miami needs to put lebron on durant.

This. And Wade needs to play better or they lose.

naps
06-13-2012, 04:56 AM
Miami needs to put lebron on durant.

Only if Wade could man the **** up and take care of the offense. I am sure LeBron can neutralize Durant but then he won't be as efficient on the offensive end due to spending so much on defense.

As long as Westbrook keeps outplaying Wade OKC will win. Wade is probably hurt but that's not an excuse of taking contested jumpers while not making them. I hope he wakes the **** up and realizes it's the NBA finals where he usually rises to the peak of the mountain.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-13-2012, 05:02 AM
Will miami adjust and win game 2?
They better do, cause only two teams in NBA history have won their 3 straight home games.

One of them being the 04 Pistons that beat us. :sad2:


And the other being Shaq and Wade's Heat in 06.

JNA17
06-13-2012, 05:49 AM
One of them being the 04 Pistons that beat us. :sad2:


And the other being Shaq and Wade's Heat in 06.

If or when the Thunder win the title this year, you should replace Lebron on your sig to Durant.

Iron24th
06-13-2012, 06:11 AM
One of them being the 04 Pistons that beat us. :sad2:


And the other being Shaq and Wade's Heat in 06.

Yep bro, it shows how hard it is to win those 3 straight home games.

Davidgta1
06-13-2012, 06:55 AM
We're going to see a lot more of wade I know that for sure an maybe bosh in starting line up.

Davidgta1
06-13-2012, 06:58 AM
Hopefully they put Lebron on KD not lebron on harden that's the only reason why I'm watching the finals. I wanna see them go at it. Never got to see Kobe vs Lebron so this will do.

BrizzleBear
06-13-2012, 08:03 AM
OKC should go up 2-0, and unrelated Westbrook looks like Crazy Frog.

tcav701
06-13-2012, 08:06 AM
I realize there is many factors that play into a game but in the huge Durant vs LeBron battle I can turn to this:

4th quarter-

OKC 31 points/Durant 17 points

MIA 21 points/Lebron 7 points


Like I said, it's not the end all be all but when it came down to the last 12 minutes, it was the difference.

DeRaptor95
06-13-2012, 08:27 AM
Miami should just keep alternating between lebron and battier for every defensive possesion. That way Lebron wont be tired guarding durant

theheatles
06-13-2012, 08:37 AM
now Miami will reel off 4 straight wins

tcav701
06-13-2012, 08:41 AM
now Miami will reel off 4 straight wins

Wanna make this interesting and put a grand or two on it?

I'll even give you 2:1 odds.

bucketss
06-13-2012, 08:46 AM
i heard wade is getting his knee drained

natelpete
06-13-2012, 08:52 AM
i heard wade is getting his knee drained

The way he's playing, something better be wrong with him.

JordansBulls
06-13-2012, 08:56 AM
Don't know why this is not happening yet, but Bosh needs to start.

Jarvo
06-13-2012, 08:57 AM
Lebron on Durant.
Start Bosh.
Wade Step the hell up.
Chalmers & Battier continue draining those 3's.
Box Out when rebounding ! :facepalm: in no way you should let Collison get offensive rebounds like that.
Play Joel more.

I think Heat wins Game 2 because I feel Thunder will lose at home this year & I thought it will be Game 1 *which Miami had* but will win Game 2.

Kamikrazy
06-13-2012, 08:59 AM
I don't know if heat can win this... they actually got some pretty decent contributions from their role players in game 1 and still lost. James harden only scored 5 points, OKC missed 7 fts, which is just unheard of.

Jarvo
06-13-2012, 09:01 AM
I like when Miami have their backs aganist the wall this year anyway and will overcome this even though its only 1 Game people writing them off already.

theheatles
06-13-2012, 09:09 AM
Wanna make this interesting and put a grand or two on it?

I'll even give you 2:1 odds.

wtf do you think this is, those are horrid odds, but I'll take 8:1 odds and put a grand on the series and I'll take the heat :cool:

tcav701
06-13-2012, 09:14 AM
wtf do you think this is, those are horrid odds, but I'll take 8:1 odds and put a grand on the series and I'll take the heat :cool:

So you come in here and claim Miami will win the next 4 games in row but when it comes to putting something on the line, you need 8:1 odds to bet on them to win the series?

Cool.

LGhost
06-13-2012, 09:14 AM
I don't know if heat can win this... they actually got some pretty decent contributions from their role players in game 1 and still lost. James harden only scored 5 points, OKC missed 7 fts, which is just unheard of.

I agree... How often is it the big 3 can relax and simply play their game thanks to the other guys taking the pressure off? Not often. They blew it

OTOH, Battier left ECF on a good note I believe...

theheatles
06-13-2012, 09:23 AM
So you come in here and claim Miami will win the next 4 games in row but when it comes to putting something on the line, you need 8:1 odds to bet on them to win the series?

Cool.

:facepalm:

lol just because i say heat win the next 4, doesn't mean i have absolute confidence on it, but i do have absolute confidence the heat take the series

natelpete
06-13-2012, 09:30 AM
So you come in here and claim Miami will win the next 4 games in row but when it comes to putting something on the line, you need 8:1 odds to bet on them to win the series?

Cool.

You must not know how betting works

tcav701
06-13-2012, 09:37 AM
You must not know how betting works

Oh, I know how betting works I just wanted to see if he was full of **** or not with his claim.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 09:40 AM
you must not know how betting works

+1

torocan
06-13-2012, 09:53 AM
Heat will come out hard, but it probably won't be enough.

-OKC has superior rebounding due to size and length, multiple players near 7'... Ibaka, Perkins, Durant and Sefilosha. The Celtics (the 3rd worst rebounding team in the league) dominated the Heat on the Boards in multiple games. OKC is one of the best teams (5th in the league) on the boards, so don't expect the Heat to win the rebounding battle often, if ever.
-They are equally if not more athletic than the Heat. Equally athletic at the start, more athletic late in the game due to the advantage of youth and depth
-OKC are killers at the rim and from range. Zone on them and they'll eat you alive. Go man to man and they'll beat the Heat off the dribble.
-OKC is superior at the line. Even their off nights they shoot better than Miami most nights at the line.
-The Heat has NO Shot blockers that can stop the OKC big men at the rim
-OKC has multiple players that are long and fast enough to block shots and deflect/steal passes
-Durant, Westbrook and Harden are all monster clutch players. They turn it up in the 2nd half. Most teams are blessed to have ONE player that is clutch. OKC has 3.
-OKC's much vaunted TO problem during the regular season completely disappeared since the Playoffs began.
-Nobody on the Heat can guard Durant. And if they double/triple team him, the rest of OKC will just walk all over them.

Game 1

TO's : Heat 10, OKC 10
REB : OKC 43, Heat 35
Steals : OKC 5, Heat 6
Blocks : OKC 3, Heat 1
FT's : Heat 77.8% (a great night), OKC 74.1% (one of their worst nights)

Can the Heat win this series? Sure... anything is possible.

I'm still sticking with my original prediction of OKC in 6, with a shot of OKC taking it in 5.

nycericanguy
06-13-2012, 09:56 AM
LeBron: "We have to get more guys in there to give me and D-Wade rest."

I find this interesting, this is about the 4th or 5th time I've read Lebron complaining about the minutes he's playing. And he has a valid point, he's basically playing every minute of every quarter of every game.

He's a beast, but at some point is fatigue not a factor?

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 10:13 AM
LeBron: "We have to get more guys in there to give me and D-Wade rest."

I find this interesting, this is about the 4th or 5th time I've read Lebron complaining about the minutes he's playing. And he has a valid point, he's basically playing every minute of every quarter of every game.

He's a beast, but at some point is fatigue not a factor?

of course, he was burnt out int he finals last year too(thats not the reason we lost, he choked, but we just dont have anyone on the bench that can be trusted)

corky831
06-13-2012, 10:21 AM
The heat were sucking wind last night in the fourth trying to keep up with the Thunder studs. Thunder are too much for them and have the best player in the league on their team. And LMAO at the dude wanting 8:1 odds for the heat to win the series.....confident much? I don't think so. Must not know how to gamble or something....or a straight ***** with your money.

nycericanguy
06-13-2012, 10:23 AM
of course, he was burnt out int he finals last year too(thats not the reason we lost, he choked, but we just dont have anyone on the bench that can be trusted)

Do you blame Spolstra for that?

I mean DOC found a way to get guys like Pierce, Garnett & Ray alot of rest in games and still be in the games. Obviously those guys are older, but Spolestra really can't find LBJ a few minutes here and there while still staying in the game?

Personally when the MIA 3 came together I thought that would be a big advantage for them. Being able to rest Lebron 4-5 min while Wade and or Bosh carried the team. But it seems to be the opposite, Spolestra wants those guys out there 48minutes. I have to wonder if he's being selfish and just wants to make sure he wins and keeps his job at ALL costs. Because LBJ has asked him through the media for rest 4 or 5 times already and Spolestra does nothing.

MagicHero3
06-13-2012, 10:23 AM
haha its so funny seeing all the heat sigs, "white hot heat"... thats just gross! lol

bucketss
06-13-2012, 10:24 AM
The heat were sucking wind last night in the fourth trying to keep up with the Thunder studs. Thunder are too much for them and have the best player in the league on their team. And LMAO at the dude wanting 8:1 odds for the heat to win the series.....confident much? I don't think so. Must not know how to gamble or something....or a straight ***** with your money.

lebron is on the heat.

MagicHero3
06-13-2012, 10:24 AM
LeBron: "We have to get more guys in there to give me and D-Wade rest."

I find this interesting, this is about the 4th or 5th time I've read Lebron complaining about the minutes he's playing. And he has a valid point, he's basically playing every minute of every quarter of every game.

He's a beast, but at some point is fatigue not a factor?

i think fatigue is the reason he wasnt guarding durant.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 10:26 AM
Do you blame Spolstra for that?

I mean DOC found a way to get guys like Pierce, Garnett & Ray alot of rest in games and still be in the games. Obviously those guys are older, but Spolestra really can't find LBJ a few minutes here and there while still staying in the game?

Personally when the MIA 3 came together I thought that would be a big advantage for them. Being able to rest Lebron 4-5 min while Wade and or Bosh carried the team. But it seems to be the opposite, Spolestra wants those guys out there 48minutes. I have to wonder if he's being selfish and just wants to make sure he wins and keeps his job at ALL costs. Because LBJ has asked him through the media for rest 4 or 5 times already and Spolestra does nothing.

For last nights game? i dont blame spo, with how horrible wade has been and bosh being outplayed by nick collison, you take lebron off the floor and we get blown out. Wade has been pure trash these last 2 rounds. He really needs to step it up for miami to win.

last year in the finals, lebron chocked mad hard, im sure fatigue didnt help but thats not a good excuse either, guy just lacks the balls and mental toughness to get it done, at least until he proves he can do it. KD showed more in that one game last night than lebron has ever shown in a finals game. Lots of work to do.

nycericanguy
06-13-2012, 10:26 AM
i think fatigue is the reason he wasnt guarding durant.

yep thats another angle.

MIA has arguably the best defensive player in the NBA, and they can't really use him on Durant because Spolestra is riding him every game for 48 minutes.

nycericanguy
06-13-2012, 10:29 AM
For last nights game? i dont blame spo, with how horrible wade has been and bosh being outplayed by nick collison, you take lebron off the floor and we get blown out. Wade has been pure trash these last 2 rounds.

last year in the finals, lebron chocked mad hard, im sure fatigue didnt help but thats not a good excuse either, guy just lacks the balls and mental toughness to get it done, at least until he proves he can do it. KD showed more in that one game last night than lebron has ever shown in a finals game. Lots of work to do.

I think thats a cop out, BOS doesn't have a great bench at all and they stayed in every game and still gave their guys rest.

MIA has 3 stars in their prime and Battier & Chalmers have been playing well, and they can't give their stars a breather in ANY game or they'll get "blown out"? I can see playing them 48 minutes in elimination games, but LBJ is literally playing 48 min in EVERY game... thats on Spolestra.

Weezy
06-13-2012, 10:30 AM
yep thats another angle.

MIA has arguably the best defensive player in the NBA, and they can't really use him on Durant because Spolestra is riding him every game for 48 minutes.

I believe so also, LBJ can't do everything but this is what he wanted so he has no choice. There is no one else on the Heat that can guard Durant.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 10:33 AM
I think thats a cop out, BOS doesn't have a great bench at all and they stayed in every game and still gave their guys rest.

MIA has 3 stars in their prime and Battier & Chalmers have been playing well, and they can't give their stars a breather in ANY game or they'll get "blown out"? I can see playing them 48 minutes in elimination games, but LBJ is literally playing 48 min in EVERY game... thats on Spolestra.

did you read what i said? Wade is not playing like a star, not close to one. If he was, then yea, you can rest lebron. Rewatch the game and see what happened when lebron was sitting, it wasnt pretty. Wade thinks he's michael jordan out there with his jumper and bosh is getting outplayed by collison lol

nycericanguy
06-13-2012, 10:38 AM
did you read what i said? Wade is not playing like a star, not close to one. If he was, then yea, you can rest lebron. Rewatch the game and see what happened when lebron was sitting, it wasnt pretty. Wade thinks he's michael jordan out there with his jumper and bosh is getting outplayed by collison lol

I've watched the games, Wade might not be playing like a top 5 player, but he's definitely playing like a star. I think the bar has just been set too high for him.

He's averaging 23ppg, 5rpg, 4apg 1.3bpg & 1.7spg on 47% shooting in the playoffs yet people act like he's a scrub. I mean lets be real, those are still hall of fame numbers.

Who on BOS put up those numbers against MIA?

Chavacano
06-13-2012, 10:42 AM
Go Fisher! :guns:

bucketss
06-13-2012, 10:43 AM
I've watched the games, Wade might not be playing like a top 5 player, but he's definitely playing like a star. I think the bar has just been set too high for him.

He's averaging 23ppg, 5rpg, 4apg 1.3bpg & 1.7spg on 47% shooting in the playoffs yet people act like he's a scrub. I mean lets be real, those are still hall of fame numbers.

Who on BOS put up those numbers against MIA?

the problem is he isn't consistent one time he'll go off than the next he would play like marco belineli

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 10:44 AM
I've watched the games, Wade might not be playing like a top 5 player, but he's definitely playing like a star. I think the bar has just been set too high for him.

He's averaging 23ppg, 5rpg, 4apg 1.3bpg & 1.7spg on 47% shooting in the playoffs yet people act like he's a scrub. I mean lets be real, those are still hall of fame numbers.

Who on BOS put up those numbers against MIA?

the last 8 games he has been pretty bad. He is my favorite player, but even i have to acknowledge how awful he has been in the last 8 games.

its more than that tho, its his long jumpers(which he is awful at) that lead to easy transition points for opponents. He would be much better if he just foccused on his stregnths instead of trying to be something he isn't

mjm07
06-13-2012, 10:45 AM
The heat were sucking wind last night in the fourth trying to keep up with the Thunder studs. Thunder are too much for them and have the 2nd best player in the league on their team. And LMAO at the dude wanting 8:1 odds for the heat to win the series.....confident much? I don't think so. Must not know how to gamble or something....or a straight ***** with your money.

fixed it. Now we can proceed.

mjm07
06-13-2012, 10:48 AM
the last 8 games he has been pretty bad. He is my favorite player, but even i have to acknowledge how awful he has been in the last 8 games.

its more than that tho, its his long jumpers(which he is awful at) that lead to easy transition points for opponents. He would be much better if he just foccused on his stregnths instead of trying to be something he isn't

Even though he's done a better job at it, he still needs to stop complaining to the refs after every non-call. That also has led to many easy transition opportunities/points.

He always comes back when you least expected though thats what makes him a winner. He doesn't seem 100% healthy but hey no one is. As he has mentioned before in these playoffs, he just needs to pick his spot and when he does he HAS to capitalize.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 10:54 AM
Even though he's done a better job at it, he still needs to stop complaining to the refs after every non-call. That also has led to many easy transition opportunities/points.

He always comes back when you least expected though thats what makes him a winner. He doesn't seem 100% healthy but hey no one is. As he has mentioned before in these playoffs, he just needs to pick his spot and when he does he HAS to capitalize.

agree about the complaining part, but his shot selection is approaching josh smith/mont ellis territory. its getting that bad, he should rarely take a shot outside the paint(which is what the thunder are asking by playing off him) and should never attempt a 3pter(took 2 last night missed both) all these fadeawys behind the basket like he is michael are ludicrous.

natelpete
06-13-2012, 11:01 AM
The heat were sucking wind last night in the fourth trying to keep up with the Thunder studs. Thunder are too much for them and have the best player in the league on their team. And LMAO at the dude wanting 8:1 odds for the heat to win the series.....confident much? I don't think so. Must not know how to gamble or something....or a straight ***** with your money.

:facepalm: hard

ChicagoJ
06-13-2012, 11:20 AM
On the Miami side I think the goal is to get 1 game out of the first 2. They still can do that in game 2 and if they do it changes the series.

On the thunder side, look at game 2 as a must win. Then steal at least 1 in Miami, hopefully more. But, they will easily control the series if they can do that.

The key for the thunder in game 1 was durant and westbrook played at a good level and there was great passing leading to easy baskets. The Miami defense was getting exposed and it really took the wind out of them in the 4th. Miami will have to fix that problem if they expect to win game 2 or any other games. The thunder are far too good of an offensive team to be giving them easy baskets. Miami needs to keep the score around or below 90, not above 100.

papipapsmanny
06-13-2012, 11:26 AM
to be fair Wade was doubled all of the Boston series, I mean that right there says something if Doc Rivers rather double Wade than James.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 11:28 AM
On the Miami side I think the goal is to get 1 game out of the first 2. They still can do that in game 2 and if they do it changes the series.

On the thunder side, look at game 2 as a must win. Then steal at least 1 in Miami, hopefully more. But, they will easily control the series if they can do that.

The key for the thunder in game 1 was durant and westbrook played at a good level and there was great passing leading to easy baskets. The Miami defense was getting exposed and it really took the wind out of them in the 4th. Miami will have to fix that problem if they expect to win game 2 or any other games. The thunder are far too good of an offensive team to be giving them easy baskets. Miami needs to keep the score around or below 90, not above 100.
agree with all of this, game 2 is a must win for both teams in my mind

mjm07
06-13-2012, 11:33 AM
to be fair Wade was doubled all of the Boston series, I mean that right there says something if Doc Rivers rather double Wade than James.

What does it say?

Doc, clearly, did not believe LBJ could do it alone. He picked his posion with LBJ, doubling Wade but still lost.

It wasn't a bad decision, mind you, especially since Bosh was out for the 1st 5 games ( or first 4 ) to take out the 2nd best player on the HEAT. Unfortunately, Doc wasn't expecting LBJ to play so well.

godolphins
06-13-2012, 11:33 AM
OKC in 6. I wanted to see which version of Wade would show up in game 1 before I made my pick. It doesn't look like the "NBA Finals" version of Wade will show up any time soon.

c-rock
06-13-2012, 11:35 AM
The Heat are going to look a lot different next year when there in rebuilding mode. lol Way to go Riley, trying to be the Yankees

metsbulls1025
06-13-2012, 12:34 PM
I don't think Bosh is 100 percent, but the Heat are trying to pas it off like he is.

xxplayerxx23
06-13-2012, 01:14 PM
OKC should go up 2-0, and unrelated Westbrook looks like Crazy Frog.

I think westy looks more like a monkey maybe its just me

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 01:19 PM
I don't think Bosh is 100 percent, but the Heat are trying to pas it off like he is.


he's not 100% but he is better than how he played last night.

LongIslandIcedZ
06-13-2012, 01:28 PM
I'm such a huge fan of Thabo right now. I thought he played excellent on Lebron yesterday. Reminds me of what Marion did last year.

avrpatsfan
06-13-2012, 02:16 PM
This game is going to come down to the last shot, most likely.

greg_ory_2005
06-13-2012, 02:39 PM
Thabo, Fisher, and Collison. :drool:

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-13-2012, 03:36 PM
Spo just said that James Jones didn't play because of a migraine.


:laugh:


It's the freakin NBA Finals. Guys have played with broken legs, flus, family deaths, but this soft little puppy named James Jones didn't play in an NBA Finals game because of a freakin migraine. :laugh2:

Slug3
06-13-2012, 03:46 PM
Spo just said that James Jones didn't play because of a migraine.


:laugh:


It's the freakin NBA Finals. Guys have played with broken legs, flus, family deaths, but this soft little puppy named James Jones didn't play in an NBA Finals game because of a freakin migraine. :laugh2:

I wouldnt put it past Spo to just say that cause he didnt put him in.

Slug3
06-13-2012, 03:46 PM
I think Miami needs to guard KD the way they did with Melo in the first round.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 03:50 PM
Spo just said that James Jones didn't play because of a migraine.


:laugh:


It's the freakin NBA Finals. Guys have played with broken legs, flus, family deaths, but this soft little puppy named James Jones didn't play in an NBA Finals game because of a freakin migraine. :laugh2:

james jones himself said he couldnt see str8...

James Jones is fine now. "I couldn't see straight."

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-13-2012, 03:52 PM
james jones himself said he couldnt see str8...

Ok, I guess.

TheWhiteMamba
06-13-2012, 03:56 PM
-Skip Bayless

The same LeBron who went 13-19 on jumpers in G6 at Bos is now 3-24 outside the paint in the last two 2 games (7 and 1). Wasted possessions!

TylerSL
06-13-2012, 04:24 PM
this game will be tough, but I think Miami can handle it. I'l say Heat win.

khaleesi
06-13-2012, 04:37 PM
I think Miami needs to guard KD the way they did with Melo in the first round.

No way they can get away with that many fouls on KD. KD will have 30 FTs per game.

Carmelo sadly gets no calls. For a guy as physical and talented, he gets short changed a bit. REFs just hate him.

torocan
06-13-2012, 04:39 PM
I think Miami needs to guard KD the way they did with Melo in the first round.

Won't work.

Durant is actually harder to guard than Melo for several reasons.

-7'2" wingspan. He can pretty much catch or shoot over all but the tallest defenders
-He can catch and shoot. IE, no pounding the ball to give the defense time to set
-More athletic. Once he has the ball and is running, you aren't catching him.
-Sick jump shot. He can not only hammer you from the rim, but he can hammer you from the 3 point line and every distance in between.
-Moves well off the ball. Durant will cross cut and move constantly. He doesn't need to be in a particular spot on the floor to hurt you, which means you're trying to run him down off screens and back picks.
-There are multiple scorers on OKC. Durant WANTS Miami to double team him... so he can pass it to Collison/Harden/Ibaka/Sefilosha/Westbrook/Fisher who'll then dunk/swish shots while you fall into his trap.

Durant is a different kind of beast than Melo.

khaleesi
06-13-2012, 04:47 PM
Won't work.

Durant is actually harder to guard than Melo for several reasons.

-7'2" wingspan. He can pretty much catch or shoot over all but the tallest defenders
-He can catch and shoot. IE, no pounding the ball to give the defense time to set
-More athletic. Once he has the ball and is running, you aren't catching him.
-Sick jump shot. He can not only hammer you from the rim, but he can hammer you from the 3 point line and every distance in between.
-Moves well off the ball. Durant will cross cut and move constantly. He doesn't need to be in a particular spot on the floor to hurt you, which means you're trying to run him down off screens and back picks.
-There are multiple scorers on OKC. Durant WANTS Miami to double team him... so he can pass it to Collison/Harden/Ibaka/Sefilosha/Westbrook/Fisher who'll then dunk/swish shots while you fall into his trap.

Durant is a different kind of beast than Melo.

Durant is a better system player than Melo no doubt but Melo simply does not get the touch fouls Durant gets. I have not seen an NBA player get pounded as much with as few FTs as Carmelo. Period.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 04:52 PM
Durant is a better system player than Melo no doubt but Melo simply does not get the touch fouls Durant gets. I have not seen an NBA player get pounded as much with as few FTs as Carmelo. Period.

Your kidding right? Melo is a jump shooter, never attacks. Melo gets more calls than he should.

khaleesi
06-13-2012, 04:54 PM
Your kidding right? Melo is a jump shooter, never attacks. Melo gets more calls than he should.

OK, you are not well. Melo is a jump shooter? LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is like saying Wade is a jump shooter.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 05:02 PM
OK, you are not well. Melo is a jump shooter? LOLOLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is like saying Wade is a jump shooter.

Melo sure is a jump shooter:)

Jonathan2323
06-13-2012, 06:57 PM
I expected OKC to win game 1, I fully expect the HEAT to make the adjustments and win game 2.

Bruno
06-13-2012, 07:52 PM
Miami wins 97 to 91 (if Spolstra is smart enough to start Bosh).

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 08:00 PM
Miami wins 97 to 91 (if Spolstra is smart enough to start Bosh).

its not like we got hurt bringing bos off the bench, the whole team not showing up in the 2nd half is what doomed miami. Miami plays hard and smart all 48 and i like their chances. I expect bosh and wade to also be a lot more aggressive.

still1ballin
06-13-2012, 08:19 PM
Go Thunder!

khaleesi
06-13-2012, 08:30 PM
Melo sure is a jump shooter:)

Then I guess LeBron is a 3 point sniper.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 08:44 PM
Then I guess LeBron is a 3 point sniper.

All day long.

Jarvo
06-13-2012, 08:56 PM
Heat win, How people are talking it feels like the thunder are up 3-0 lol

Baller1
06-13-2012, 09:00 PM
Spo just said that James Jones didn't play because of a migraine.


:laugh:


It's the freakin NBA Finals. Guys have played with broken legs, flus, family deaths, but this soft little puppy named James Jones didn't play in an NBA Finals game because of a freakin migraine. :laugh2:

Have you ever had a migraine? I can't see straight when I have one either. Got one in the middle of a basketball game once, a pass to me on the wing went straight through my hands and out of bounds.

I can't function when I have a migraine, so to be calling JJ out for that is dumb. Migraines are no ****ing joke.

Getting UGGLA
06-13-2012, 09:00 PM
The Heat Bandwagon is about to do this:
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium/crash-of-the-radio-flyer-gene-ritchhart.jpg
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5e9yfXmzb1rpznnqo1_500.jpg

3 more losses. One for each AmEGO.

Voodoo Alchemy
06-13-2012, 09:13 PM
Miami wins 97 to 91 (if Spolstra is smart enough to start Bosh).

Okc is not boston.

Okc had a harder road to the finals and was never once threatened of getting bounced

willabeast77
06-13-2012, 09:24 PM
Miami wins game 2 in a close game. They'll make their adjustments, and LeBron and Wade will close.

Jarvo
06-13-2012, 09:44 PM
Okc is not boston.

Okc had a harder road to the finals and was never once threatened of getting bounced

So how was it harder? I hate how people say they had a harder road when in fact the only team people thought they would lose to are the Spurs. The Mavs weren't going nowhere I know you have to respect the champs but no Chandler or Barea so you really think they had a shot? The Nuggets almost beat the Lakers in 7 so that show's you there they didn't have a shot even if they had Kobe. Heat had no Bosh and were down 2-1 & 3-1 with little to no help from Wade.

ChitownBears22
06-13-2012, 09:47 PM
Battier and LeBron need to be taking turns guarding Durant. Wade should not at any point be allowed to guard him.

justinnum1
06-13-2012, 09:51 PM
Battier and LeBron need to be taking turns guarding Durant. Wade should not at any point be allowed to guard him.

yea, that wont happen anymore, westbrick and kd were running pick and roll knowing miami would switch on defense

IAmARanger18
06-13-2012, 10:35 PM
Thunder win by 4 behind KD's 39 points.

ChitownBears22
06-13-2012, 10:35 PM
Also would like to point out I respect OKC's fanbase for sticking with the team and being loud as **** game 1 even when they were down 13. However, I hate seeing everyone post about how great of fans they have. Of course they have great fans right now, that is a team that is still new to the area and hasn't faced adversity in any way. See how they react when the chips are on the table and when management has to make the tough decisions with Ibaka, Harden, and Maynor in the future.

ne3xchamps
06-13-2012, 10:40 PM
Miami needs to win game 2 or they are ****ed. That being said, OKC will win game 2 and finish the series in 6.

RC3
06-13-2012, 11:45 PM
All I'm going to say is that eddy curry is a waste of roster space.

unleashthebeast
06-14-2012, 01:01 AM
All I'm going to say is that eddy curry is a waste of roster space.

That was our problem in game 1. The guys were dehydrated in the 4th because all fat Eddy does is chug down all of the gatorade. I guess the suit is too hot for him so he works up a sweat.

gotoHcarolina52
06-14-2012, 01:06 AM
That was our problem in game 1. The guys were dehydrated in the 4th because all fat Eddy does is chug down all of the gatorade. I guess the suit is too hot for him so he works up a sweat.

:laugh:

THE GIPPER
06-14-2012, 02:20 AM
Throughout the day I've gone back and forth about who I think is going to win this game.

One moment I think the Thunder will win because they're at home and look like the superior team right now.

On the other hand If Miami loses is basically over so you would think they'll be playing with lots of desperation.

In this current moment I think Miami takes it. I think they'll start Bosh and Wade will play better. I'll say Heat by 5-7.

STL Don
06-14-2012, 04:41 AM
It really could go either way..
I expect the Heat to make adjustments and come out with a different game plan which could instantly change the outlook of the way this series has started.
I realize they already came short in last years finals in there first year together and are currently down 0-1 but this is a team who has improved since last year (despite Wade's recent struggle and Bosh's injury) and are not going to just let this hopelessly slip away.
LeBron has been completely dominant in these playoffs and at least deserves for any judgment or criticism to hush until the series is determined. Besides that 4th quarter where he was obviously shying away from what we all know he is capable of featuring, he has been magnificent.
If KD comes out and outplays him again and they take it in 5 or 6..then that's honestly great, I'm rooting for the Thunder. I just think its a bit too early to start saying anything about LBJ, or anyone.
Great start for OKC though. My point is, yes LBJ has this reputation building that he can't produce when it counts and has fallen short both try's in the Finals and again, is down 0-1 now to start his 3rd going so far... but just wait for the rest of the series to play out, LBJ will be ready to go out there and not let what happened in the first game to happen again, that's all.

Weezy
06-14-2012, 08:07 AM
That was our problem in game 1. The guys were dehydrated in the 4th because all fat Eddy does is chug down all of the gatorade. I guess the suit is too hot for him so he works up a sweat.

Lol this is hilarious.

69centers
06-14-2012, 08:27 AM
Harden goes for 28. Thabo guards Lebron. OKC win.

khaleesi
06-14-2012, 09:22 AM
That was our problem in game 1. The guys were dehydrated in the 4th because all fat Eddy does is chug down all of the gatorade. I guess the suit is too hot for him so he works up a sweat.

I thought LeBron got guys to play better? Eddy was 20/8 post player not so long ago with no one to help him.

bucketss
06-14-2012, 09:59 AM
I thought LeBron got guys to play better? Eddy was 20/8 post player not so long ago with no one to help him.

:laugh: i laughed so hard i coughed up blood:(

MagicHero3
06-14-2012, 10:00 AM
why is everyone saying "if the heat lose game 2, its all over"
how often have we seen a team go down 2-0 and then come back to win this playoffs? and the heat did it in 06, down 0-2, won 4 in a row.
Thunder did it with SA...down 0-2, won 4 in a row.
do not count the Heat out if they lose this game!

ManRam
06-14-2012, 10:04 AM
Paging Mr. Wade...Paging Mr. Wade...


Some people think you're Batman. There are a lot of stupid people in this world, but hey, you could at least try to create some sort of believe in their minds that they could be right.


Wade has to do something. Settling for 18 foot contested jumper time after time isn't enough.

The Heat defense faded too. Probably time to put Bron back on Durant...

I think OKC win. They're just the better team. It's much more than just Durant there. And after Battier stops hitting threes, right now it's not much after LeBron. Westbrook is a better player than Wade right now. Bosh still isn't playing like his prime self. And the depth OKC has just waxes Miami's depth.

Fever45
06-14-2012, 10:08 AM
why is everyone saying "if the heat lose game 2, its all over"
how often have we seen a team go down 2-0 and then come back to win this playoffs? and the heat did it in 06, down 0-2, won 4 in a row.
Thunder did it with SA...down 0-2, won 4 in a row.
do not count the Heat out if they lose this game!

No one should count the Heat out, you're right.

It would be incredibly difficult for them to come back from a deficit and win a series against a team that has the second best player in the league on it and has not lost a home game this entire post season. The same team that just got done spanking a Spurs team that a lot of people had as the favorites out of the West.

ManRam
06-14-2012, 10:10 AM
If the home team wins their first two games, then the 2-3-2 is set up to really help them out. It forces the road team to have to win all three of their home games to really have a shot. Even if Miami wins 2 of 3 of their home games, they'd have to sweep the last two games in OKC. That's just an incredibly difficult task to expect.

I don't think Miami HAS to win this game...but I think it's pretty dire that they do.

Slug3
06-14-2012, 10:15 AM
Man Spo still not saying if Bosh is going to start. If he doesnt then I dont think he wants to win.

ManRam
06-14-2012, 10:19 AM
I don't think it matters whether or not Bosh starts. I mean, Miami started off REALLY hot in game 1...when Bosh wasn't out there. That was coincidence, but the point is that what matters more than starting is minutes played.

I don't think it matters at all if he starts or not. It matters that he's effective and gets big minutes.

MTL_123
06-14-2012, 10:37 AM
if lebron and wade attack the rim and not settle for long jumpers and we finally play defense for 48mins then miami is gonna win.

ChicagoJ
06-14-2012, 10:38 AM
This game is going to say alot about how this series is going to go. If the thunder win convincingly again the heat's chances are slim to win a championship. On the other hand if the heat make it close or win, then it's anyone's series and the pressure is on the thunder.

I also think the heat's role players may be key. When they were dominating in the first half of game 1 those guys were killing the thunder with threes. For whatever reason that seemed to stop in the second half.

bucketss
06-14-2012, 10:42 AM
even though i picked okc to win this series anyone want to sig bet?

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 11:07 AM
haberstroh
Dan Crawford is reffing tonight. In D-Wade era, Heat are 14-3 (.824) in playoffs when he refs, 48-40 (.545) all others.

The Jokemaker
06-14-2012, 11:26 AM
Well that Crawford news seals it, Heat will win it. This series will definitely go at least 6 or 7 games, the ratings are just too good for it not to. My bet is the Heat win tonight by at least 5 points with a comeback performance by Wade to start all the chatter going into game 3 of "can the heat be stopped?"

Fever45
06-14-2012, 11:47 AM
Thunder need to win tonight or they might be in trouble.

LongIslandIcedZ
06-14-2012, 11:48 AM
haberstroh

That is really interesting.

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 12:40 PM
miami has to get a ref to give phantom fouls to wade just to win games, smh.

metsbulls1025
06-14-2012, 12:43 PM
Man Spo still not saying if Bosh is going to start. If he doesnt then I dont think he wants to win.

I have been saying it for a while now. Bosh is not close to 100 percent, but the Heat are playing it off and not showing their hand. If Bosh was 100 percent he would be starting and playing 30 plus minutes.

Anyone can think what they want about Spo, but if Bosh could play his normal minutes he would. People need to stop acting like Spo is keeping a healthy Bosh on the bench for no reason.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 12:46 PM
Bosh coming off the bench is not the problem, actually we played our best with out bosh in their and battier spacing the floor while UD was a rebounding machine. The problem was miamis defense in the 2nd half, plain and simple, that and bosh getting outplayed by nick collison lol

if they do start bosh i would still like to see battier start at the 4 and bring ud off the bench.

k.smith904
06-14-2012, 12:48 PM
I have been saying it for a while now. Bosh is not close to 100 percent, but the Heat are playing it off and not showing their hand. If Bosh was 100 percent he would be starting and playing 30 plus minutes.

Anyone can think what they want about Spo, but if Bosh could play his normal minutes he would. People need to stop acting like Spo is keeping a healthy Bosh on the bench for no reason.

The excuse will be Spo if they lose anyway.

Fever45
06-14-2012, 12:48 PM
Bosh coming off the bench is not the problem, actually we played our best with out bosh in their and battier spacing the floor while UD was a rebounding machine. The problem was miamis defense in the 2nd half, plain and simple, that and bosh getting outplayed by nick collison lol

if they do start bosh i would still like to see battier start at the 4 and bring ud off the bench.

:nod:

Weezy
06-14-2012, 12:53 PM
The excuse will be Spo if they lose anyway.

Yep, #1 scapegoat.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:00 PM
Wade will go ham tonight.

Miami 98
OKC 89

LongIslandIcedZ
06-14-2012, 01:07 PM
I just read OKC was considering moving Harden for Charlottes number 2 pick. Imagine that.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:10 PM
I just read OKC was considering moving Harden for Charlottes number 2 pick. Imagine that.

I just read NY was considering moving Amare for Lebron.Imagine that.

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 01:10 PM
id do it and draft another good sg. that would actually be good for okc. then they could resign ibaka for sure

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 01:11 PM
I just read NY was considering moving Amare for Lebron.Imagine that.

no way, miami would have to throw in norris cole to make salaries work, seems like a good deal.

But knicks fans hate lebron so they probably wouldn't do that deal

ManRam
06-14-2012, 01:12 PM
Bosh coming off the bench is not the problem, actually we played our best with out bosh in their and battier spacing the floor while UD was a rebounding machine. The problem was miamis defense in the 2nd half, plain and simple, that and bosh getting outplayed by nick collison lol

if they do start bosh i would still like to see battier start at the 4 and bring ud off the bench.

That's 100% all it came down to. The Heat defense collapsed....

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:16 PM
no way, miami would have to throw in norris cole to make salaries work, seems like a good deal.

But knicks fans hate lebron so they probably wouldn't do that deal

You sure about that they have a thread in their forum discussing that they could have had Lebron and Carmelo.lol

LongIslandIcedZ
06-14-2012, 01:16 PM
I just read NY was considering moving Amare for Lebron.Imagine that.

Why be an *** and troll? I read something online that mentioned it, its really not a terrible move either way anyway.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:17 PM
Why be an *** and troll? I read something online that mentioned it, its really not a terrible move either way anyway.

Link?

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 01:19 PM
Link?

www.google.com try it homie

LongIslandIcedZ
06-14-2012, 01:19 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/19352135/charlotte-looking-to-deal-no-2-pick

Happy?

I will never understand why people enjoy being douches on the internet, no need to act tough, you dont need to prove anything to anyone on here.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 01:21 PM
Why be an *** and troll? I read something online that mentioned it, its really not a terrible move either way anyway.

wtf? you read something saying NY wanted to trade amare for lebron?

amare for #2 pick sounds reasonable tho, jordan is dumb enough to take that trade.

LongIslandIcedZ
06-14-2012, 01:22 PM
wtf? you read something saying NY wanted to trade amare for lebron?

amare for #2 pick sounds reasonable tho, jordan is dumb enough to take that trade.

No I read a report saying OKC wanted to move Harden for the #2. I dont know where you guys got Amar'e for Lebron.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:23 PM
http://www.cbssports.com/nba/blog/eye-on-basketball/19352135/charlotte-looking-to-deal-no-2-pick

Happy?

I will never understand why people enjoy being douches on the internet, no need to act tough, you dont need to prove anything to anyone on here.

I appologize,I thought you were just talking out of your ***.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:24 PM
www.google.com try it homie

U mad?

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 01:25 PM
I just read NY was considering moving Amare for Lebron.Imagine that.


Why be an *** and troll? I read something online that mentioned it, its really not a terrible move either way anyway.

:shrug:

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:27 PM
:shrug:

lmao

ManRam
06-14-2012, 01:28 PM
Yep, #1 scapegoat.

We have the three best scapegoats in the NBA in this series.

Spo. Bron. Westbrook.


:drool:

ManRam
06-14-2012, 01:29 PM
Yeah. This Harden rumor is something I've heard a few times now. I mean, they're gonna have to re-sign him eventually, and he'll probably cost too much.

It's not crazy, at all.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 01:31 PM
Yeah. This Harden rumor is something I've heard a few times now. I mean, they're gonna have to re-sign him eventually, and he'll probably cost too much.

It's not crazy, at all.

seeing how harden was a non factor last game and westbrikc is playing like a top 10 player i wont be surprised at all if harden is moved soon.

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 01:32 PM
U mad?

u buster?

LongIslandIcedZ
06-14-2012, 01:33 PM
:shrug:

I believe you missed my first post. No worries.

If their gonna lose Harden for financial reasons, getting Beal is a great, cheap consolation prize.

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 01:33 PM
seeing how harden was a non factor last game and westbrikc is playing like a top 10 player i wont be surprised at all if harden is moved soon.

why keep calling him westbrick then doofus? or are you just a westbrook hater?

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 01:36 PM
why keep calling him westbrick then doofus? or are you just a westbrook hater?

Because thats what i call him. I like westbrick, he is a top 10 player. Get off my nuts billy

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:38 PM
If Charlotte can get Harden for the #2 pick,it would be a steal.Harden will be the best sg in the next few years.

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 01:40 PM
Because thats what i call him. I like westbrick, he is a top 10 player. Get off my nuts billy

lol you are always on my nuts, following me around in everythread i post in. "he's a heat hater" umm no sir im not. I just dont like wade, everyone else is fair game on dat team.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:40 PM
u buster?

Yeah I bust the Heat haters like you.

Go create another troll Heat thread so it can get closed again.lmao

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 01:41 PM
If Charlotte can get Harden for the #2 pick,it would be a steal.Harden will be the best sg in the next few years.

this league is at the weakest it has ever been, confirmed if harden is the best sg in the league in a few years

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 01:42 PM
Yeah I bust the Heat haters like you.

Go create another troll Heat thread so it can get closed again.lmao

corny *** *****


:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 01:45 PM
Yeah I bust the Heat haters like you.

Go create another troll Heat thread so it can get closed again.lmao

:laugh2:

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 01:51 PM
wait i get it now, if you hate only 1 player on the heat then you are a heat hater. Atleast yall idiots stick together smh. I guess I hate knicks too cause I hate amare. I guess I hate spurs cause I hate danny green.........WAIT spurs are my favorite team but I sure do hate them. Laughing so hard at these busters.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 01:59 PM
wait i get it now, if you hate only 1 player on the heat then you are a heat hater. Atleast yall idiots stick together smh. I guess I hate knicks too cause I hate amare. I guess I hate spurs cause I hate danny green.........WAIT spurs are my favorite team but I sure do hate them. Laughing so hard at these busters.

Cool story.

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 02:03 PM
Cool story.

cool post.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 02:04 PM
hyde
Shane Battier responded to Kevin Durant saying he "hates" Battier face-guarding on shots: "Kobe would never say that,'' Battier said. "He'd swear up and down on all his championship trophies it doesn't bother him. He wouldn't give you anything." Battier said he respects Durant as much as anyone in the game for how he carries himself and plays the game. "That's the first time anyone's said anything about it,'' he said of his habit of putting his hand in an opponent's face during a shot.

oh snap

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 02:08 PM
ok durant aint kobe and he's still gonna win a championship this year. so who gives a **** if kobe would say it or not? Durant might be better than kobe at the end of his career.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 02:14 PM
hyde

oh snap

I like KD but why is he complaining about face guarding,it's part of playing defense.

LongIslandIcedZ
06-14-2012, 02:18 PM
It doesnt sound like KD thinks its bush league or anything, he just cant stand it. Battier probably tried to get in his head with his response. Interesting to see if it makes even a little bit of a difference whatsoever.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 02:18 PM
ok durant aint kobe and he's still gonna win a championship this year. so who gives a **** if kobe would say it or not? Durant might be better than kobe at the end of his career.

aren't you a spurs fan billy?



It could be spurs against bobcats and still be exciting. As long as it is the spurs I don't care

and you tie longhorn for wade hater

Melo and it never was even close, wade is the most overrated player of all time. Never even in the top 10 players of the league in his career.

lol, no

westbrook is not gonna give tp that much trouble, pop prob has an amazing gameplan for him. I think this is gonna be westbrook's worst series.

huh?

no doubt, I think lakers would of been a tougher matchup than okc. I dont think spurs are gonna have too much trouble with okc though.

no need to talk so much ****, i could understand of you were a thunder fan, but your not

Baller1
06-14-2012, 02:21 PM
There's no way Presti is stupid enough to trade Harden for the #2 pick.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 02:22 PM
aren't you a spurs fan billy?




and you tie longhorn for wade hater


lol, no


huh?


no need to talk so much ****, i could understand of you were a thunder fan, but your not

Man you just put his *** on blast.lmao

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 02:26 PM
Man you just put his *** on blast.lmao

no he didnt corny *** *****, the fact that i say im a spurs fan all time proves it lol. I do like the thunder though and we couldnt stop durant at all. Got to root for the team that beat you. I always want the team that beat the spurs to win a championship.

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 02:28 PM
aren't you a spurs fan billy?




and you tie longhorn for wade hater


lol, no


huh?


no need to talk so much ****, i could understand of you were a thunder fan, but your not


but you are somewhat wrong, I am a thunder fan, just not thunder only. I was rooting for the spurs over thunder though, but durant was just too much for them to handle.

and westbrook is one of my fav players in the league, i was just saying what i thought was gonna happen.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 02:29 PM
but you are somewhat wrong, I am a thunder fan, just not thunder only. I was rooting for the spurs over thunder though, but durant was just too much for them to handle.

and westbrook is one of my fav players in the league, i was just saying what i thought was gonna happen.
Sure:rolleyes:

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 02:30 PM
Sure:rolleyes:

just worry about that *** whoopin heat is gonna take tonight.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 02:35 PM
no he didnt corny *** *****, the fact that i say im a spurs fan all time proves it lol. I do like the thunder though and we couldnt stop durant at all. Got to root for the team that beat you. I always want the team that beat the spurs to win a championship.

Sure.

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 02:42 PM
Sure.

Unsure

k.smith904
06-14-2012, 02:47 PM
god damn this is gonna be a great game.

yall mother ****ers need to twist one up and relax.

krazylegz
06-14-2012, 03:00 PM
just the way in which okc won game one in the second half,i really dont see the heat snagging a game away from miami

LJEATON26
06-14-2012, 04:11 PM
Harden comes to play tonight and OkC wins by 7.

k.smith904
06-14-2012, 04:15 PM
Remember way back in the first round when injuries weren't an excuse?

Sadds The Gr8
06-14-2012, 04:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJBHAtEGYhI&feature=relmfu

:laugh:

the reporters are *** holes

metsfaninSTL
06-14-2012, 05:12 PM
thunder take game 2

ManRam
06-14-2012, 05:52 PM
This stuff needs to stop.

Discuss the game, without breaking the rules, or infractions will be handed out. These threads have gone to ****, as has the whole forum. If you are going to bait, insult and flame other users, it's not going to just be a deletion any more. I haven't handed out but one infraction all playoffs, but things are just spiraling. The rules apply to this thread, and they will be inforced. I don't care if I'm being a Debbie Downer, but there has been a lot of outcry about how juvenile and out of control things have been in here.

Don't bait.
Don't insult.
Don't flame.
Don't break the rules.

Got it? Good!


Now, let's talk about the GAME and enjoy!

#ManRamHammer

popo85
06-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Wade needs to show up early not force so many bad shots, if Battier/Chalmers can continue to hit the open 3 they should be ok...

ManRam
06-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Wade needs to show up early not force so many bad shots, if Battier/Chalmers can continue to hit the open 3 they should be ok...

Yeah. He needs to look to get to the rim and look to keep moving the ball. He took WAY too many contested/fallback deep jumpers.


@WojYahooNBA
Dwyane Wade on the floor early in OKC, drenched in sweat, working on his mid-range game.

IMO, he should just get it in his head that he shouldn't ever take a mid-range shot. Everything at the rim, unless you get an open look. Go 2006 on the Thunder.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-14-2012, 06:04 PM
ManRamForPrez doin work!

bucketss
06-14-2012, 06:04 PM
i remember a time where his midrange game was deadly what happened??

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-14-2012, 06:04 PM
Yeah. He needs to look to get to the rim and look to keep moving the ball. He took WAY too many contested/fallback deep jumpers.



IMO, he should just get it in his head that he shouldn't ever take a mid-range shot. Everything at the rim, unless you get an open look. Go 2006 on the Thunder.

Depends, are the refs the same from 6 yrs ago? ;)

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-14-2012, 06:09 PM
i remember a time where his midrange game was deadly what happened??

Guys aren't willing to put in the work to get better in that area.

ManRam
06-14-2012, 06:12 PM
Depends, are the refs the same from 6 yrs ago? ;)

The thing is, you can blame the refs all you want, but he earned so many of those trips. He was relentless. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that I've never seen a player play that relentless and attack the rim as frequently as Wade did that series...EVER. I'm serious. Go back and watch the film. Sure, there were some bad calls, but I've never seen a player attack the hoop as frequently and brashly as he did. The refs missed a lot more calls than normal, perhaps, because he forced them to make those 50/50 calls so frequently.

Aggression rewards.

The other problem the Mavs had in 2006 is that they didn't have a good defensive post presence. They HAD to resort to fouling many times, because they had no shot blocking there. That is NOT a problem the Thunder have, and that's part of the reason why he won't attack as much and why they won't foul as much. They don't have to foul to defend him, Dallas did to an extent.

So yeah, we can just blame the refs for his success...but I'll credit his mentality too. He needs to get back to that. WAY too many deep jumpers. The reason he only got to the rim 5 times in Game 1 is because he didn't attack, basically at all.

tcav701
06-14-2012, 06:12 PM
Miami came out on fire and OKC came out flat in game 1. Miami still lost.

Unless the same happens tonight, I think Miami is in a world of hurt.

But then again, Mr. Crawford is working.

bucketss
06-14-2012, 06:24 PM
Miami came out on fire and OKC came out flat in game 1. Miami still lost.

Unless the same happens tonight, I think Miami is in a world of hurt.

But then again, Mr. Crawford is working.

already blaming the refs the game hasn't even started yet can miami win a playoff game without it being rigged?

tcav701
06-14-2012, 06:26 PM
already blaming the refs the game hasn't even started yet can miami win a playoff game without it being rigged?

They won games 6 and 7 of the last series, and did so being the better team.

bucketss
06-14-2012, 06:31 PM
They won games 6 and 7 of the last series, and did so being the better team.

and every game before that was rigged or are these just examples?

BobbyHillSwag
06-14-2012, 06:34 PM
yo lets forget about all this ref talk and enjoy the game no matter who wins or lose. I predict an epic game tonight.

kntresistheheat
06-14-2012, 06:38 PM
Crawford hates the HEAT :(

Missing56&33
06-14-2012, 06:39 PM
Miami needs to put lebron on durant.

this.....OKC wins game 2 and win the series in 5 on Miami home floor again. Get the tissue paper ready for Bosh.

ManRam
06-14-2012, 06:41 PM
yo lets forget about all this ref talk and enjoy the game no matter who wins or lose. I predict an epic game tonight.

I applaud the effort...I try it like a billion times a day when I'm posting in these things. Isn't gonna happen though. Most of these fans here are more interested with refs than the actual game. Most annoying thing ever...especially since 99% of them have the inability to look at it objectively and notice bad calls for BOTH sides.

theheatles
06-14-2012, 06:48 PM
Miami came out on fire and OKC came out flat in game 1. Miami still lost.

Unless the same happens tonight, I think Miami is in a world of hurt.

But then again, Mr. Crawford is working.

good, the heat are like 3-0 or 4-0 with danny crawford in the finals

D-Leethal
06-14-2012, 06:51 PM
This game is huge for Miami tonight. Gotta think OKC is taking at least 1 out of 3 in South Beach. With the 2-3-2, the road team CANNOT afford to go into game 6 down 3-2. No chance of winning 2 in OKC.

ManRam
06-14-2012, 06:55 PM
good, the heat are like 3-0 or 4-0 with danny crawford in the finals

Which is nothing more than coincidence...

STL Don
06-14-2012, 06:57 PM
Lmaoo Steven A. Smith is hilarious sometimes

John Walls Era
06-14-2012, 07:18 PM
Only need 30 points from Durant.

Meangene23
06-14-2012, 07:40 PM
First it was Delonte West... now it's Wade's turn


http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m625/Tbase21/Wade-kiss-on-the-face.jpg

tcav701
06-14-2012, 07:41 PM
First it was Delonte West... now it's Wade's turn


http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m625/Tbase21/Wade-kiss-on-the-face.jpg

epic.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 07:43 PM
spo had a turn too, where is that pic?

ManRam
06-14-2012, 07:43 PM
A kiss on the cheek! NOOOO!

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 07:44 PM
A kiss on the cheek! NOOOO!

you didnt see wade's hand down her pants?

bucketss
06-14-2012, 07:45 PM
spo had a turn too, where is that pic?

i puked in my mouth,thanks.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 07:47 PM
i puked in my mouth,thanks.

:laugh2:

real talk, all the players give her a peck on the cheek going into halftime

ChitownBears22
06-14-2012, 07:51 PM
Ok lets get this out of the way:

Big 2.5
Delonte effed Brons mom
LeBron is balding
LeBron is not Jordan
LeBron is not Kobe
LeBron is not (insert your favorite player)
LeBron is not Clutch
Chris Bosh is going to be in Jurrasic Park IV (True)
Thunder will sweep
Wade only plays the 4th quarter
Something about the refs
Something about stern
Something about ratings
Something about loud crowds

Ok. WHITE HOT HEAT

Lakeshow24KB
06-14-2012, 07:52 PM
I got OKC coming out strong and James Harden explodes. Lebron goes for 30-35 again and wade goes for 25 but not enough.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 08:08 PM
bosh starting, UD off the bench

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 08:09 PM
gabriel union
Cats are so hard 2 wrangle but I'm on it!RT @2DOPE___: you should give @DwayneWade some ***** before the game so he can go crazy!

lmao(its not censored on the tweet) lol

ManRam
06-14-2012, 08:18 PM
Ok lets get this out of the way:

Big 2.5
Delonte effed Brons mom
LeBron is balding
LeBron is not Jordan
LeBron is not Kobe
LeBron is not (insert your favorite player)
LeBron is not Clutch
Chris Bosh is going to be in Jurrasic Park IV (True)
Thunder will sweep
Wade only plays the 4th quarter
Something about the refs
Something about stern
Something about ratings
Something about loud crowds

Ok. WHITE HOT HEAT

You didn't mention his hairline!


EDIT: You did. Haha. My bad.

OK. NOW we got that out of the way.


On to basketball!

LongIslandIcedZ
06-14-2012, 08:20 PM
You cannot disrespect your hairlines health, brother.

xxplayerxx23
06-14-2012, 08:26 PM
Cant wait for this game, Should be a great one, Bosh is starting right? Also Lebron will prob guard Durant, cant wait to see this, Good luck to both teams

gotoHcarolina52
06-14-2012, 08:27 PM
Let's do this

https://p.twimg.com/AvY7dnZCQAEfQkM.jpg

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 08:28 PM
I gotta feeling Wade will go ham tonight,im talking 30+ pts.

justinnum1
06-14-2012, 08:29 PM
I gotta feeling Wade will go ham tonight,im talking 30+ pts.

that would be nice, but it better be on 50% shooting or better

MTL_123
06-14-2012, 08:31 PM
wade better step up ****. im tired of his 6-7pt halfs

Kenny Powders
06-14-2012, 08:34 PM
If Wade doesn't step up this series will be over very quick

bucketss
06-14-2012, 08:35 PM
gabriel union

lmao(its not censored on the tweet) lol

:laugh:

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-14-2012, 08:35 PM
I feel Chris Bosh has a really big game with 25pts and 10+ rebs as he will be starting.

ManRam
06-14-2012, 08:38 PM
LeBron will be LeBron....it's up to Wade now. He's the inconsistent factor.


The Heat cast hitting threes is always the other x-factor.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-14-2012, 08:38 PM
Interesting, no team has won the title after trailing in 3 playoff rounds.

CHANGO
06-14-2012, 08:39 PM
@WindhorstESPN
In first 13 games of playoffs, Wade shot 50% from field. Over last 6 games he's shooting 40.2%. about 2 hours ago

@WindhorstESPN
Wade hasn't scored 10 pts in 1st half of past 8 games, averaging 6.3 pts & 29% shooting in that span. about 2 hours ago

YIKES!!

Kenny Powders
06-14-2012, 08:41 PM
@WindhorstESPN

@WindhorstESPN

YIKES!!

He's due though. That scares me

ManRam
06-14-2012, 08:43 PM
He's due though. That scares me

Well...I feel like people have been saying he's been due for a good 4-5 games now...

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 08:46 PM
LeBron will be LeBron....it's up to Wade now. He's the inconsistent factor.


The Heat cast hitting threes is always the other x-factor.

Agreed.

kenzo400
06-14-2012, 08:48 PM
Wow this pre game show is like an hour and a half. Nobody cares that much.

D-Leethal
06-14-2012, 08:53 PM
The Heat really need to work on their pregame motivational huddle speeches. I don't know if LeBrons tonight or Wades last game was worst.

'We need this one. Warriors mentality' in a low monotone whisper

vs

'The is the moment we been waiting for since we was kids!' cliche nonsense.

Come on guys. I bet Bosh would get in there and get rowdy, let someone with some balls do it. Doesn't have to be the best guy on the team, freakin' Keyon Dooling does it for the C's and pumps me up listening thru a TV screen.

willabeast77
06-14-2012, 08:54 PM
Bosh starting is good but it could be too soon. He needs to step it up.

Catfish1314
06-14-2012, 08:55 PM
Russell sleepy.

Tmath
06-14-2012, 08:55 PM
Why does Lebron look like he's about to cry?

MTL_123
06-14-2012, 08:55 PM
The Heat really need to work on their pregame motivational huddle speeches. I don't know if LeBrons tonight or Wades last game was worst.

'We need this one. Warriors mentality' in a low monotone whisper

vs

'The is the moment we been waiting for since we was kids!' cliche nonsense.

Come on guys. I bet Bosh would get in there and get rowdy, let someone with some balls do it. Doesn't have to be the best guy on the team, freakin' Keyon Dooling does it for the C's and pumps me up listening thru a TV screen.

This :facepalm:. They both suck at these pre game speeches they need to get better at that

NYMetros
06-14-2012, 08:55 PM
People just go with what they've seen last. Since OKC won game 1, people think they win the series easy. If Miami wins tonight, everyone will hop on their bandwagon again.

Tmath
06-14-2012, 08:57 PM
Lol at the Darth Vadar music introducing the Heat

ManRam
06-14-2012, 08:57 PM
Bosh starting doesn't matter one bit...either way. He just needs to play ~30 solid minutes. Whether those minutes started right away, or 7 minutes in...it don't matter.

Avenged
06-14-2012, 09:02 PM
Go OKC.

Lakeshow24KB
06-14-2012, 09:02 PM
Is LeBron okay? He looks tired or sick af

BlondeBomber41
06-14-2012, 09:02 PM
Go Thunder!

utl768
06-14-2012, 09:03 PM
its crap that these games start at ****ing 9:20

not everyone can stay up all night

popo85
06-14-2012, 09:03 PM
Come on MIA

jrm2054
06-14-2012, 09:03 PM
lets go thunder

utl768
06-14-2012, 09:03 PM
lol @ all the bandwagon thunder fans on this forum all because there butthurt lebron chose miami 2 years ago

utl768
06-14-2012, 09:04 PM
lebron got the look

ManRam
06-14-2012, 09:04 PM
lol @ all the bandwagon thunder fans on this forum all because there butthurt lebron chose miami 2 years ago

So, you aren't allowed to root for a team in the Finals if your team isn't there? Many of these people were rooting against Cleveland too. Who cares?

I'm pulling for the Heat. Please enlighten me as to why I'm a "bandwagon" Heat fan. Grace me with your logic!

Avenged
06-14-2012, 09:04 PM
.. Anyways

Go Thunder!

Underdogz∞
06-14-2012, 09:05 PM
Lets go Heat! /thread

MTL_123
06-14-2012, 09:05 PM
lets go heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!

Lakeshow24KB
06-14-2012, 09:06 PM
lol @ all the bandwagon thunder fans on this forum all because there butthurt lebron chose miami 2 years ago

We aren't Thunder fans. We're just simply voting for them to win. We aren't butt hurt either. Just voting for one of the two teams that are playing doesn't mean we're a fan of them.

kenzo400
06-14-2012, 09:06 PM
So, you aren't allowed to root for a team in the Finals if your team isn't there? Many of these people were rooting against Cleveland too. Who cares?

I'm pulling for the Heat. Please enlighten me as to why I'm a "bandwagon" Heat fan. Grace me with your logic!

Yeah, you gotta root for someone either way. I've never been completely neutral during a game.

D12 fan
06-14-2012, 09:07 PM
Lets go Heat

kenzo400
06-14-2012, 09:07 PM
Wow NBA is really maximizing on the commercials. This has been the longer pre game s how i have ever seen lol

jrm2054
06-14-2012, 09:07 PM
and here we go

willabeast77
06-14-2012, 09:07 PM
Miami got this!

utl768
06-14-2012, 09:08 PM
why are they allowed to pump crowd noise through the pa system

ManRam
06-14-2012, 09:08 PM
why are they allowed to pump crowd noise through the pa system

:laugh:

The Heat do it too...

Why are THEY allowed to!?!