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kdspurman
06-07-2014, 10:00 AM
GAME 2:



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Location: AT&T Center
Time: 8:00 PM EST


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Mario Chalmers - Dwyane Wade - LeBron James - Rashard Lewis- Chris Bosh




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Tony Parker - Danny Green - Kawhi Leonard - Tim Duncan - Tiago Splitter


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Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Well guys (& gals?),
It's unanimous (so far) that the HEAT will win this Gm 2.
Why?
Because there's only been one vote (mine) and I picked the HEAT! (duh)
But Why Miami in Gm2?
They need it way worse than SA.

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 10:38 AM
Why'd they put so much time between Gm1 & Gm2? So Gm2 could be on a Sunday?

goingfor28
06-07-2014, 10:38 AM
Spurs

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 10:40 AM
Spurs

Hey goingfor28,
Have you considered voting in our all-important POLL?
btw, care to share any reasons why you feel this way?

goingfor28
06-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Hey goingfor28,
Have you considered voting in our all-important POLL?
btw, care to share any reasons why you feel this way?

Can't vote from the app :(
I thought spurs would win this in 6, so going up 2-0 would be a good start.
Curious to see if lebron is at all hesitant after the cramp issues Thursday. Spurs should turn the heat on in the building. Lol.

Acclaimed
06-07-2014, 11:29 AM
Well guys (& gals?),
It's unanimous (so far) that the HEAT will win this Gm 2.
Why?
Because there's only been one vote (mine) and I picked the HEAT! (duh)
But Why Miami in Gm2?
They need it way worse than SA.

They might need it, but SA seems a bit bitter from the blame going to Lebron instead of the credit going to them.

They played a great 4th qtr. It might of been less so with Lebron in, but still. Going 14/16 in the 4th qtr is impressive.

I'm picking the heat just because I thought that the heat would split in SA and the spurs would split in Miami. I expect a close one.

*Superman*
06-07-2014, 11:42 AM
The San Antonio Spurs' victory over the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night drew an average television audience of 14,846,000 viewers and a 9.0 national rating, Nielsen said Friday.

2nd highest since 04.

*Superman*
06-07-2014, 11:44 AM
James, who said he expects to be “100 percent” for Game 2, offered a simple message to his critics: Bring it on.

“Don’t worry, you guys can talk about me as much as you want,” he*said as he exited the podium on Friday. “I’ll be there on Sunday as well. I’m not hiding.”

Ohh kill em'.

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 11:50 AM
Can't vote from the app :(
I thought spurs would win this in 6, so going up 2-0 would be a good start.
Curious to see if lebron is at all hesitant after the cramp issues Thursday. Spurs should turn the heat on in the building. Lol.

Hey gf28,
Thanx for the explanation; and the humor, Lol

LOOTERX9
06-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Predicting lebron gets a painful hang nail on his toe and misses entire 3rd qtr

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 12:49 PM
Spurs better be afraid. The Heat just don't lose game 2 after losing game 1. They are the best game to game adjustment making team in the league.

Plus, we haven't had a 2-0
Series lead in the NBA finals since the Lakers over Orlando in 2009.

ThuglifeJ
06-07-2014, 12:50 PM
Heat get 8 point lead heading into fourth. Lebron gets an upset stomach scare. Trainers do not have tumms on board. Does not return. Spurs rally back and win.

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 12:59 PM
The Spurs still have no answer for Wade on a consistent basis.

Kawhi needs to get back on track. Tony Parker needs to dominate the next game.


Again, I just don't think Spurs can go up 2-0 against this team. It'll probably be a surprise appearance in game 2 by a chalmers or cole.

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 01:21 PM
Btw fellow PSD members,

I just want to point out that my man Pablonovi is NOT full of Bs.

The guy is the real deal, funny, witty and a great poster!

Pablo, I apologize for my previous comments.


That being said, GO SPURS GO!

kdspurman
06-07-2014, 01:26 PM
The Spurs still have no answer for Wade on a consistent basis.

Kawhi needs to get back on track. Tony Parker needs to dominate the next game.


Again, I just don't think Spurs can go up 2-0 against this team. It'll probably be a surprise appearance in game 2 by a chalmers or cole.

When Kawhi gets into foul trouble early, very rarely does he bounce back in the 2nd half. He's at his best when he is attacking early on. I'd look for him to have a bounce back game, and also Green. Green got going late, but before that he was like 0-5 I think. I think that bodes well for him for game 2.

I'll be surprised if Pop doesn't go to starting Diaw or playing Duncan/Splitter less too. Splitter played well as the only big on the floor scoring their last 9 at one point. I also like the idea of Diaw guarding Lebron and putting Leonard on Wade. We'll see what happens...

I think both teams played sloppy and will both come out a little sharper. If the Spurs role players show up and the bench plays the way they have been at home all post-season, they will have a very good chance of going up 2-0

Acclaimed
06-07-2014, 01:30 PM
When Kawhi gets into foul trouble early, very rarely does he bounce back in the 2nd half. He's at his best when he is attacking early on. I'd look for him to have a bounce back game, and also Green. Green got going late, but before that he was like 0-5 I think. I think that bodes well for him for game 2.

I'll be surprised if Pop doesn't go to starting Diaw or playing Duncan/Splitter less too. Splitter played well as the only big on the floor scoring their last 9 at one point. I also like the idea of Diaw guarding Lebron and putting Leonard on Wade. We'll see what happens...

I think both teams played sloppy and will both come out a little sharper. If the Spurs role players show up and the bench plays the way they have been at home all post-season, they will have a very good chance of going up 2-0

Spurs need to get to the basket without turning the ball over. Living on the 3 will only win them a couple games. I think the points in the paint will determine this game.

kdspurman
06-07-2014, 01:35 PM
Spurs need to get to the basket without turning the ball over. Living on the 3 will only win them a couple games. I think the points in the paint will determine this game.

The turnovers were expected, game 1's tend to be the sloppiest from what I've noticed, especially on the big stage. I think both teams will be much more under control. Not to mention I think the AC malfunction contributed to some of the unforced turnovers.

And they don't necessarily live on the 3. They take what the defense gives them. They move the ball and find the open man. If someone has a good look at a 2, but a 3 point shooter has a great look at the 3, the ball will swing to the 3 point shooter.

And with guys who shoot the 3 ball so well, that's what you want. Duncan lived in the paint, as did Splitter. They have a very good balance. At home, they play a little differently. On the road, when role players don't always show, I think you'll see more of Parker/Manu in the lane and going to Duncan in the post.

bgdreton
06-07-2014, 01:40 PM
Spurs better be afraid. The Heat just don't lose game 2 after losing game 1. They are the best game to game adjustment making team in the league.

Plus, we haven't had a 2-0
Series lead in the NBA finals since the Lakers over Orlando in 2009.

Why are they the best? Are you saying Spo is a better coach than Pop? Or maybe the top 3 players in the 2003 draft play just a lil bit harder.....

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 01:43 PM
I wonder, now that the Gm 1 nerves are in the past, whether we'll have a game less-dominated by runs (by first one team then the other)?

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 01:44 PM
Why are they the best? Are you saying Spo is a better coach than Pop? Or maybe the top 3 players in the 2003 draft play just a lil bit harder.....

Every time the Heat lose, they just come back like defensive rabbid dogs. They make life hell for a team after a loss. Spurs are gonna get Miami's best shot! Wade/Bron/Bosh are gonna be on a tear next game. I just don't know if Spurs will be able to match their intensity.

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Btw fellow PSD members,

I just want to point out that my man Pablonovi is NOT full of Bs.

The guy is the real deal, funny, witty and a great poster!

Pablo, I apologize for my previous comments.


That being said, GO SPURS GO!

Hey P&GR,
Thanx a lot for fixing what you had said at the very end of the Gm1 Thread "He's full of BS..."
I didn't see that post until after that thread was closed.

It is mighty "big" of you to address this AND as graciously as you have.

Have said that, ...
I'm hoping for: no injuries, few fouls/flops, FEW PSD-ers COMPLAINING ABOUT FOULS/FLOPS and
GO HEAT GO; GO SPURS GO!
Let it be an All-Time Classic with the "better team in this game" winning!

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Give Me OverTime Or Give Me (Sudden)Death !

A game like that All-Time Thriller SA-OKC Gm 6 In OverTime

That's what I hoping for! Just do it: Pop, Spo & their corresponding players.

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Every time the Heat lose, they just come back like defensive rabbid dogs. They make life hell for a team after a loss. Spurs are gonna get Miami's best shot! Wade/Bron/Bosh are gonna be on a tear next game. I just don't know if Spurs will be able to match their intensity.

Hey P&GR,
I agree with this.
Otoh, ONLY such a Team as this Pop-Masterpiece, 10-deep, fine-tuned to near-perfection, can throw wave-after-wave of units/players AND where the basic-level is almost-equal to the starting-5's.

IF the HEAT are to win this game; they're going to have to bring it "full-tilt boogie" for all 48 minutes (and I'm not sure they can). So much more weight AND minutes fall onto the big 3, especially LeBron!

StriveGreatness
06-07-2014, 02:41 PM
Spurs win a close one Sunday

Miami wins the next 4 after and the series

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 02:44 PM
Spurs win a close one Sunday

Miami wins the next 4 after and the series

Spurs in 5

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Spurs win a close one Sunday

Miami wins the next 4 after and the series

Hey SG,
That's BOLD !
Do you foresee injuries to important players playing a role in that?

TylerSL
06-07-2014, 03:59 PM
If we are going to take this series we have to make a stand. We have never been down 2 games (i.e. 2-0 or 3-1) in any series in the big 3 era and we have won a road game in every series as well, so this series is not over, we still have to be beaten 3 more times. But we cannot go down 0-2 when games 5 and 7 of this series are going to be in San Antonio. There is a good chance San Antonio will split in Miami as they went 30-11 on the road this year, 5 games better than anybody else, so we have to split in San Antonio to have a chance. It has to be at least 2-2 going into Game 5.

If we are going to win the Finals and complete the three-peat, we HAVE to have a constant 20-25 point game from Wade, a herculean effort from Lebron, timely 3's from Allen, Battier, Chalmers, and even Cole, and big shots from Bosh in pivotal moments. We can still do this, it is not easy, San Antonio is no joke, but it is possible. Last year's Finals was the greatest NBA Finals in recent history, and one of the greatest ever. This year is no different. With that in mind I think Lebron wont let the Heat lose and will have a monster Game 2 to tie the series.

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 04:44 PM
if we are going to take this series we have to make a stand. We have never been down 2 games (i.e. 2-0 or 3-1) in any series in the big 3 era and we have won a road game in every series as well, so this series is not over, we still have to be beaten 3 more times. But we cannot go down 0-2 when games 5 and 7 of this series are going to be in san antonio. There is a good chance san antonio will split in miami as they went 30-11 on the road this year, 5 games better than anybody else, so we have to split in san antonio to have a chance. It has to be at least 2-2 going into game 5.

If we are going to win the finals and complete the three-peat, we have to have a constant 20-25 point game from wade, a herculean effort from lebron, timely 3's from allen, battier, chalmers, and even cole, and big shots from bosh in pivotal moments. We can still do this, it is not easy, san antonio is no joke, but it is possible. Last year's finals was the greatest nba finals in recent history, and one of the greatest ever. This year is no different. With that in mind i think lebron wont let the heat lose and will have a monster game 2 to tie the series.

^ this ^

Acclaimed
06-07-2014, 05:33 PM
The turnovers were expected, game 1's tend to be the sloppiest from what I've noticed, especially on the big stage. I think both teams will be much more under control. Not to mention I think the AC malfunction contributed to some of the unforced turnovers.

And they don't necessarily live on the 3. They take what the defense gives them. They move the ball and find the open man. If someone has a good look at a 2, but a 3 point shooter has a great look at the 3, the ball will swing to the 3 point shooter.

And with guys who shoot the 3 ball so well, that's what you want. Duncan lived in the paint, as did Splitter. They have a very good balance. At home, they play a little differently. On the road, when role players don't always show, I think you'll see more of Parker/Manu in the lane and going to Duncan in the post.

I agree that the Spurs don't normally live on it. I just felt like game 1 was not very Spurs like basketball. Way too many low percentage jump shots. Not saying they don't shoot the ball, but they definitely got streaky at the right time. However I think it would be silly to expect that sloppiness again so it shouldn't be much of a factor, and it's not like they took bad shots. I just thought they had problems getting the ball in the post, and passing off pick N rolls.

You are right though. Game 1's are usually ugly, and the Spurs are an experienced bunch. I just hoped it's a good game.

SPURSFAN1
06-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Spurs are taking game 2, and they win in a close game.

NBA_Starter
06-07-2014, 06:46 PM
The Heat's season is on the line tomorrow night, if they go down 0-2 with the Spurs still having 2 home games left (if needed) it's over.

Acclaimed
06-07-2014, 06:49 PM
The Heat's season is on the line tomorrow night, if they go down 0-2 with the Spurs still having 3 home games left (if needed) it's over.

Really? You don't think Miami could come back? From 2-0 isn't that implausible IMO.

SPURSFAN1
06-07-2014, 07:00 PM
The Heat's season is on the line tomorrow night, if they go down 0-2 with the Spurs still having 3 home games left (if needed) it's over.

Don't you mean 2 if spurs win game 2? game 5 and 7

Pablonovi
06-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Really? You don't think Miami could come back? From 2-0 isn't that implausible IMO.

Hey Acclaimed,
It's called "poetic license".
You're new here; next year some rook'll be saying the same damned thing to you!
hehe

NBA_Starter
06-07-2014, 07:06 PM
Really? You don't think Miami could come back? From 2-0 isn't that implausible IMO.

It is not implausible but I wouldn't bet on it, I just think this is the mindset the Heat players have to have tomorrow night.


Don't you mean 2 if spurs win game 2? game 5 and 7

Yes, my bad. I still think 0-2 would be too much to overcome.

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Spurs are taking game 2, and they win in a close game.

I wish I had the same confidence as you (of course you're being a Spurs fan so your belief in them is naturally stronger than me), but man, these Heat just don't lose game 2 after losing game 1 of any series.

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 07:30 PM
Really? You don't think Miami could come back? From 2-0 isn't that implausible IMO.

They can definitely come back, if D-Wade gets 150 free throw attempts again like 2006.

IversonIsKrazy
06-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Well I know Heat have never been down 2 games (2-0 or 3-1) in a series during the big 3 era, which is an unheard of accomplishment. However, these 2 teams are so evenly matched. Spurs won last game, but turned it over 23 times. Both teams were sloppy and Miami was without LeBron in late. I don't see Spurs turning it over as much, nor do I see LeBron cramping. I also don't think Wade plays as well in G2. I think Spurs win G2 in a very close game, perhaps a go-ahead bucket.

Iron24th
06-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Spurs win this one

miami has not met any similar competition to what the spurs are this year, and it will be a problem for them.

NBA_Starter
06-07-2014, 08:02 PM
Heat by 4.

still1ballin
06-07-2014, 10:24 PM
Yeah. Spurs.

NBA_Starter
06-07-2014, 10:32 PM
If LeBron has to leave the game again PSD will explode.

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 11:00 PM
If LeBron has to leave the game again PSD will explode.

It's Spurs-Heat. Quit making these finals about just LeBron.

goingfor28
06-07-2014, 11:04 PM
It's Spurs-Heat. Quit making these finals about just LeBron.

You're the one who made the lebron Jordan thread that overtook the past few days on here :laugh2:

Acclaimed
06-07-2014, 11:12 PM
It's Spurs-Heat. Quit making these finals about just LeBron.

Didn't know Lebron wasn't in the finals. Are you trolling?

Or have you just been living under a rock? Because if someone is making the finals all about Lebron I don't think it's that guy. Blame the media, and yourself.

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 11:13 PM
Didn't know Lebron wasn't in the finals. Are you trolling?

Or have you just been living under a rock? Because if someone is making the finals all about Lebron I don't think it's that guy. Blame the media, and yourself.

Ok

P&GRealist
06-07-2014, 11:14 PM
You're the one who made the lebron Jordan thread that overtook the past few days on here :laugh2:
:)

Jarvo
06-08-2014, 12:13 AM
Spurs win a close one 95 - 90, I just don't see them having that many turnovers again and I would put Diaw on Lebron and Leonard/ Green on Wade.

kobe4thewinbang
06-08-2014, 12:17 AM
I think the Spurs will play better and be more composed. I see them winning by 10-15 again.

P&GRealist
06-08-2014, 12:47 AM
Spurs win a close one 95 - 90, I just don't see them having that many turnovers again and I would put Diaw on Lebron and Leonard/ Green on Wade.

I know the Heat are damn damn good in winning games 2's after losing game 1's, and it's HARD to pick against them heading into this oh so important game 2, but that's exactly what I'm going to do (as I have this strong sense of Spurs in 5).

I agree with you, it will be a close game, and I'm picking the Spurs to win 102-98.

P&GRealist
06-08-2014, 12:49 AM
The Spurs won game 3 in San Antonio last yr, in fact dominated by 35 points or so, just to lose by double digits in game 4 at home.

But I think the Spurs will win back to back games at home against the Heat this time. Atleast that's what I'm hoping for.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 02:28 AM
They can definitely come back, if D-Wade gets 150 free throw attempts again like 2006.

Hey My Main Man P&GR,
What gives me the impression you can't completely stay away from making deliberately provocative statements? hehe

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 04:27 AM
Not saying anyone is wrong here, but I don't think Miami's season is over by any means if they lose tomorrow.

The Spurs will essentially only have held home court.

Anyone remember 2012, when San Antonio won 2 straight and then lost 4 straight to OKC?

All I am saying is anything can happen.

That being said, LeBron ALWAYS responds when he gets strong criticism. He heard what was said about him and how people said he let Miami down.

He will respond in a strong way, and if the HEAT role players do their job, I see LeBron carrying them.

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 04:30 AM
Spurs win a close one 95 - 90, I just don't see them having that many turnovers again and I would put Diaw on Lebron and Leonard/ Green on Wade.

Diaw would get torn up by LeBron bro. LeBron took Diaw to the the rim on a cramped up leg lol. Yes he has guarded James before, and guarded him well, but if they get iso plays, then Diaw will not be able to stop LeBron.

P&GRealist
06-08-2014, 04:51 AM
Not saying anyone is wrong here, but I don't think Miami's season is over by any means if they lose tomorrow.

The Spurs will essentially only have held home court.

Anyone remember 2012, when San Antonio won 2 straight and then lost 4 straight to OKC?

All I am saying is anything can happen.

That being said, LeBron ALWAYS responds when he gets strong criticism. He heard what was said about him and how people said he let Miami down.

He will respond in a strong way, and if the HEAT role players do their job, I see LeBron carrying them.

Remember when that stupid theory was put to bed just about a week ago?

P&GRealist
06-08-2014, 04:52 AM
Diaw would get torn up by LeBron bro. LeBron took Diaw to the the rim on a cramped up leg lol. Yes he has guarded James before, and guarded him well, but if they get iso plays, then Diaw will not be able to stop LeBron.

So LeBron was indeed able to play on a cramped up leg then? And he OWNED Diaw as you so eloquently and brilliantly put it?

Then he should not have had any issue finishing the final 3:59, right ?

So why didn't he?

P&GRealist
06-08-2014, 04:54 AM
Hey My Main Man P&GR,
What gives me the impression you can't completely stay away from making deliberately provocative statements? hehe

It only seems provocative when it's a bitter truth that touches the nerve of the one who thinks of it as such.

Perhaps u got a sensitive nerve there my main man! Hehe

koreancabbage
06-08-2014, 07:27 AM
It only seems provocative when it's a bitter truth that touches the nerve of the one who thinks of it as such.

Perhaps u got a sensitive nerve there my main man! Hehe

impossible

its only because he can't post "tittays" anymore - hence the bitterness. I saw a couple of posts in another thread where your posts were deleted. I just assumed you posted "tittays" LOL. You couldn't be trolling right? ;)

spurs4#5
06-08-2014, 08:55 AM
I think diaw on lebron all game would be the smartest move the spurs could make. That puts Leonard on wade and green on lewis. Even if lebron destroys diaw on the offense, It puts a lock down defender on wade. Lebron will get his. The key to this series is not getting guys like bosh, Allen, Chalmers involved.

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 09:36 AM
Diaw would get torn up by LeBron bro. LeBron took Diaw to the the rim on a cramped up leg lol. Yes he has guarded James before, and guarded him well, but if they get iso plays, then Diaw will not be able to stop LeBron.

He may get torn up, but Lebron would have a tougher time backing him down in the post. And if the other Spurs players do their jobs, they may be able to clog up the paint.

Let's be real, Lebron has the quickness to get by anyone, even Leonard. But sometimes, he does tend to fall in love with the jump shot, and the way the Spurs have been guarding him, Diaw (if he does guard him) may just back up 2-3 feet and dare him to shoot.

Jarvo
06-08-2014, 10:03 AM
Diaw would get torn up by LeBron bro. LeBron took Diaw to the the rim on a cramped up leg lol. Yes he has guarded James before, and guarded him well, but if they get iso plays, then Diaw will not be able to stop LeBron.

No one can stop Lebron all you can do is try to contest his shot and be in his face and he can do it well.

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 10:34 AM
From a Grantland article: http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nba-finals-game-1-the-beauty-of-the-matchup/


The Spurs’ most-used lineup in Game 1 was the one I featured in my preview: Parker, Ginobili, Kawhi Leonard, Diaw, and Duncan. That group outscored the Heat by 22 points in just eight minutes, and Gregg Popovich will likely use it more going forward; Leonard got in early foul trouble last night, and the stupid temperature issues screwed up everyone’s rotations.

This was the lineup I was looking forward to the most. I hope Pop is able to deploy it even more tonight.

Chi StateOfMind
06-08-2014, 10:46 AM
Idk this is gonna be a good one. Will the Heat continue to win games after they lose the first or will SA put the Heat down 0-2 for the first time in the big three era? I say SA puts Miami down 0-2... Will be a great game tho

Acclaimed
06-08-2014, 11:30 AM
I think diaw on lebron all game would be the smartest move the spurs could make. That puts Leonard on wade and green on lewis. Even if lebron destroys diaw on the offense, It puts a lock down defender on wade. Lebron will get his. The key to this series is not getting guys like bosh, Allen, Chalmers involved.

I mean that's nice in theory, but you can't just put Diaw on Lebron for a full 40. Lebron will wear him down, and as much as I like Leonard he does not match up well with Wade at all. Wade's mid range game is too good IMO.

The biggest mismatch for the Heat is Wade vs anyone. The Spurs don't have a player to consistently guard Wade effectively IMO.

ManRam
06-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Now that everyone's gotten ~2 years worth of pent up LeBron resentment out of them, let's get back to some basketball! :dance:

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 12:16 PM
I mean that's nice in theory, but you can't just put Diaw on Lebron for a full 40. Lebron will wear him down, and as much as I like Leonard he does not match up well with Wade at all. Wade's mid range game is too good IMO.

The biggest mismatch for the Heat is Wade vs anyone. The Spurs don't have a player to consistently guard Wade effectively IMO.

But does Wade have it in him to consistently put pressure on the defense? He started out good in game 1, and slowly got worse, I think he started like 5-5 and ended 3-13. The Spurs can throw Leonard on him occasionally and give him different looks with Length, and Green is not as big, but is probably above average defensively.

But at the end of the day, this series won't be decided in individual player match-ups, I think we saw that last year too.

Acclaimed
06-08-2014, 12:32 PM
But does Wade have it in him to consistently put pressure on the defense? He started out good in game 1, and slowly got worse, I think he started like 5-5 and ended 3-13. The Spurs can throw Leonard on him occasionally and give him different looks with Length, and Green is not as big, but is probably above average defensively.

But at the end of the day, this series won't be decided in individual player match-ups, I think we saw that last year too.

Yeah I agree. I don't think his body will allow him to go a full 4 quarters like that. Especially with how physical he is defensively.

And you're definitely right about it not being about one player or individual match-ups. You see that with Duncan too. If this was prime Duncan he'd probably be putting 40 a night on the Heat, but he just can't do that anymore. It's definitely gonna be more about who has the better team. Who commits the least amount of turnovers, and who can get in the paint and score IMO.

Acclaimed
06-08-2014, 12:45 PM
I really just hope we don't get jipped like last game.. I mean if I were a Spurs fan I wouldn't care because a win is a win, but I'm not a fan of either team, and I feel like the end of game 1 would of been a lot like game 1 last year if Lebron doesn't exit early. I think we were all just sitting there expecting it all to go down to the wire... Then Lebron goes out and the Heat started looking like JV team :).

That and the Spurs just caught fire.

P&GRealist
06-08-2014, 12:51 PM
impossible

its only because he can't post "tittays" anymore - hence the bitterness. I saw a couple of posts in another thread where your posts were deleted. I just assumed you posted "tittays" LOL. You couldn't be trolling right? ;)

Nope, that's not why it got deleted.

And the reason those posts got deleted....well...that's none of your business. ;)

mjt20mik
06-08-2014, 12:54 PM
I want the Spurs to win the series... but there is no doubt in my mind that the Heat even it up today.

Acclaimed
06-08-2014, 12:59 PM
I want the Spurs to win the series... but there is no doubt in my mind that the Heat even it up today.

I'm in the same boat. I expect both teams to split their first 2 home games.

lol, please
06-08-2014, 01:00 PM
http://forums.prosportsdaily.com/showthread.php?867087-June-8-2014-NBA-Playoffs
vBookie event is up!

krazylegz
06-08-2014, 01:52 PM
ill go with a spurs win by 5-7 pts

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 02:45 PM
impossible

its only because he can't post "tittays" anymore - hence the bitterness. I saw a couple of posts in another thread where your posts were deleted. I just assumed you posted "tittays" LOL. You couldn't be trolling right? ;)

Hey koreancabbage,
This post has mightily confusified me.
"...because he can't post ..." (Which "he"?)
"hence the bitterness" (over supposedly not being able to use that one silly word in his/my/our/your?? posts?)
"your posts were deleted" (which "you"; P&GR's posts were deleted, so were mine, so were some other people within that same "set" of posts).

Do you have a theory that you have high confidence in about if, and if so why, some people can use that word and others can't?

P.S. Please don't take this post as being in any way negative towards you. After all, I can't figure your post out enough to have any reason YET (hehe) to be upset with you!

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 02:51 PM
Remember when that stupid theory was put to bed just about a week ago?

Hey P&GR,
My man, "Anyone remember 2012, when San Antonio won 2 straight and then lost 4 straight to OKC?" isn't a theory at all; but just a statement remembering a fact, no?

I don't think even 1% of NBA fans would claim that because something happened one year, it automatically had to happen exactly the same way the next year.

Perhaps calling a theory "stupid" is not the most conducive way to argue any valid points you may have?
Just saying (we all know that there's way too much: "sniping" and "low-blows" around these parts; perhaps avoiding such trigger words is preferable?)

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 03:21 PM
How many MINUTES to Tip-Off? I can NOT wait !
(Well, of course, I CAN; just don't want to!)

I wanna "get ready to rrrrruuuuummmmmbbbbbllllleeeee!"

torocan
06-08-2014, 03:31 PM
No idea who wins tonight's game. I do expect it to be a very good game.

I wouldn't be surprised if Lebron came out like a demon possessed, or if he was still moving a bit gingerly on that cramped leg.

The Heat could be very good as this is a mini-redemption game for them. On the other hand I wouldn't be surprised if the Spurs came out and tore it up considering they've been pretty dominant at home.

Either way, it should be a heck of a game.

Pins and needles if you're a hard core fan of either team, but should another dream game for those of us who just love to watch basketball played at its highest level.

Can't wait for tip off! :)

Teeboy1487
06-08-2014, 03:40 PM
I honestly don't know but this is a huge game for the Spurs imo. The Heat are known for responding well after losses with the Big 3. The Spurs have to take care of business at home to put the pressure on the Heat to win at home. This is a must win imo for the Spurs.

koreancabbage
06-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Hey koreancabbage,
This post has mightily confusified me.
"...because he can't post ..." (Which "he"?)
"hence the bitterness" (over supposedly not being able to use that one silly word in his/my/our/your?? posts?)
"your posts were deleted" (which "you"; P&GR's posts were deleted, so were mine, so were some other people within that same "set" of posts).

Do you have a theory that you have high confidence in about if, and if so why, some people can use that word and others can't?

P.S. Please don't take this post as being in any way negative towards you. After all, I can't figure your post out enough to have any reason YET (hehe) to be upset with you!

Lol im just playing around.

ManRam
06-08-2014, 04:24 PM
P&G was banned :(

PurpleLynch
06-08-2014, 04:46 PM
P&G was banned :(

Lol,why?I mean,I can see some reasons,but is there an official explanation?

amos1er
06-08-2014, 05:04 PM
Lol,why?I mean,I can see some reasons,but is there an official explanation?

Is there ever. Mods can just do whatever they want without an explanation. I'm risking a ban right now just for saying this in fact.

amos1er
06-08-2014, 05:04 PM
Lets go Spurs!!!

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 05:54 PM
Lol im just playing around.

Well, kc, you did one great job at it! hehe

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 05:55 PM
No idea who wins tonight's game. I do expect it to be a very good game.

I wouldn't be surprised if Lebron came out like a demon possessed, or if he was still moving a bit gingerly on that cramped leg.

The Heat could be very good as this is a mini-redemption game for them. On the other hand I wouldn't be surprised if the Spurs came out and tore it up considering they've been pretty dominant at home.

Either way, it should be a heck of a game.

Pins and needles if you're a hard core fan of either team, but should another dream game for those of us who just love to watch basketball played at its highest level.

Can't wait for tip off! :)

Hey torocan,
I think I wrote your post; couldn't have said it better myself.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 05:58 PM
I honestly don't know but this is a huge game for the Spurs imo. The Heat are known for responding well after losses with the Big 3. The Spurs have to take care of business at home to put the pressure on the Heat to win at home. This is a must win imo for the Spurs.

Hey Teeboy1487,
Hurry up and post again!
Why?
Your at 6,666 posts!
That's A Gutcher! (Vern, one of the "sincerely" kids from "Stand By Me")

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 06:00 PM
P&G was banned :(

Hey ManRam,
Right after his last posts, I wrote a draft PM to him (suggesting he try to not be so "provocative" towards ideas and people he disagrees with.).
Too late, I guess.
Couldn't send it because he was already in the VOB.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 06:02 PM
Is there ever. Mods can just do whatever they want without an explanation. I'm risking a ban right now just for saying this in fact.

Hey amos1er,
You're so brave; You're my hero ! hehe
Should we speak "in code" so they can't catch us???

koreancabbage
06-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Hey amos1er,
You're so brave; You're my hero ! hehe
Should we speak "in code" so they can't catch us???

buahaha

ManRam
06-08-2014, 06:14 PM
No idea who wins tonight's game. I do expect it to be a very good game.

I wouldn't be surprised if Lebron came out like a demon possessed, or if he was still moving a bit gingerly on that cramped leg.

The Heat could be very good as this is a mini-redemption game for them. On the other hand I wouldn't be surprised if the Spurs came out and tore it up considering they've been pretty dominant at home.

Either way, it should be a heck of a game.

Pins and needles if you're a hard core fan of either team, but should another dream game for those of us who just love to watch basketball played at its highest level.

Can't wait for tip off! :)

There's always this notion that LeBron is just going to destroy things after a game in which he performed poorly or caught flack for something (no one in the world would ever catch flack for). He usually does. For a guy who's an alleged "poor competitor" or whatever, both the impression that he will go berserk and the fact that he usually does says something. I'm excited to see what he brings tonight. It's a big game for both teams (no duh!).

Can't wait either. I do think the Spurs pull it off again. I just maintain that they're the better team. Heat have to figure a way to slow those threes.

Corey
06-08-2014, 06:17 PM
Crawford lead official tonight. In 12 games this post season, home teams have won 4 times with Crawford as the lead official. 33%.

Acclaimed
06-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Crawford lead official tonight. In 12 games this post season, home teams have won 4 times with Crawford as the lead official. 33%.

That's pretty ridiculous lol. However I feel like it's too small of a sample size. Is he consistently this weighted toward the away team?

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 07:10 PM
How many MINUTES to Tip-Off? I can NOT wait !
(Well, of course, I CAN; just don't want to!)

I wanna "get ready to rrrrruuuuummmmmbbbbbllllleeeee!"

You're telling me. I turned on my TV like an idiot yesterday only to see Wheel of Fortune (I believe) coming on at 8. That's when I checked my stupid Sportscenter app and saw it said Sunday on top...

Htownballa1622
06-08-2014, 07:17 PM
It's Danny Crawford though guys. Not Joey.

Just FYI because I was confused for a sec.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 07:46 PM
You're telling me. I turned on my TV like an idiot yesterday only to see Wheel of Fortune (I believe) coming on at 8. That's when I checked my stupid Sportscenter app and saw it said Sunday on top...

Hey *Superman*,
How many seconds to game time?????
Still junglin' for some rumblin'? Oh, the suspense, blah blah blah.
If my clock or wrist watch had hands, I'd move them forward to get this party started.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 07:55 PM
Phil, I mean Doug, Collins is THE best.
I agree SA is way deeper than Miami; so SA wants to keep up the pace, rotating in fresh guys, and tire the HEAT starters.

still1ballin
06-08-2014, 07:57 PM
Go spurs go!

sturm
06-08-2014, 07:58 PM
My Heat should win this time. Lets go oo!!!

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:05 PM
I need to see bosh contest at least 1 shot tonight. He ran away from them all last game.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:10 PM
Go Speat!
Go Hurs!
Let's have an all-time classic, with an double-OT buzzer beater.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Let's Get Ready To RRRRRUUUUUMMMMMBBBBBLLLLLEEEEE! MoFo's !

WITZ
06-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Hopefully the spurs can keep the turnovers in check this game.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Green breaks the shrubbery, I mean ice!

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:12 PM
both teams on the board now

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:13 PM
Big FunTDmental

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:14 PM
We got our first Pop evil-eye stare!

AddiX
06-08-2014, 08:14 PM
I feel a sense of emptiness when the NBA is on any other channel but TNT.


It's just not the same.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:15 PM
LeBron doesn't look winded so far.

WITZ
06-08-2014, 08:15 PM
The whistles blowing early today

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Let's have as few complaints about fouls & flops, OK everybody?

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Horrible call on Kawhi man. Come on. After a missed travel on Chalmers

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:16 PM
The COLD are off to a frigid start.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Timmeh

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Lewis is killing Miami on defense. He's always late on his rotations.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:16 PM
TD always surprises me with the height on his dunks, after all these years

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:16 PM
Pretty move from Bosh

True Sports Fan
06-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Spurs off to a nice start

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:17 PM
TD misses a 2 incher - bad memories.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:17 PM
BellinNETi

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Missed layup by the Cold and a hit 3 by SA, its going to be a long night!

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:18 PM
The Spurs are dominating both ends early

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:18 PM
Bosh can not guard Duncan. Heat going to have to figure something out on that one.

True Sports Fan
06-08-2014, 08:18 PM
Timmeh

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:18 PM
TD rim-job !!!!

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:18 PM
Where was Wade throwing that??

Jarvo
06-08-2014, 08:19 PM
They gotta D up on the outside.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Rashard for a much needed 3

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Vintage Lewis!

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:20 PM
It feels like Miami is just waiting to turn their switch on. But if they keep waiting it's going to be a 30 point game then.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:20 PM
LeBron has his hands on his knees already, not a good sign!

SilverFalco8
06-08-2014, 08:20 PM
Duncan going ham so far!

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 08:20 PM
TD is not playing games. Love the way he's playing

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:20 PM
Finally a HEAT drive succeeds.

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 08:20 PM
Bosh can not guard Duncan. Heat going to have to figure something out on that one.

Not at all. I'm shocked they haven't tried Haslem.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:21 PM
I like me some tight game-age!

Htownballa1622
06-08-2014, 08:21 PM
For as good as Wade is…he does some STUPID things.

I feel like i'm watching a more talented Jeremy Lin.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:21 PM
Timeout on the floor

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:22 PM
Duncan going ham so far!

Color me dumb; what's "going ham" mean?

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:22 PM
Seriously what is wrong with Wade.

This guy used to be the best defender at the guard position not too long ago, and now he can't even guard a Danny Green/Marco Bellenelli?

Guys that are purely spot up shooters?

Wade has just gotten so lazy it's pathetic and annoying to watch his late close-outs and bone-head defense.

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Not at all. I'm shocked they haven't tried Haslem.

That works on defense but offensively it hurts them.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:23 PM
Not at all. I'm shocked they haven't tried Haslem.

Bosh in a recent interview said clearly that he doesn;t like going down deep and banging - because it's too tiring. Pretty honest.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:24 PM
Timeout on the floor

Clutch Call, Starter !

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:24 PM
Seriously what is wrong with Wade.

This guy used to be the best defender at the guard position not too long ago, and now he can't even guard a Danny Green/Marco Bellenelli?

Guys that are purely spot up shooters?

Wade has just gotten so lazy it's pathetic and annoying to watch his late close-outs and bone-head defense.

Wade has always been lazy with his on ball defense. He's a master help defender.

SilverFalco8
06-08-2014, 08:24 PM
Color me dumb; what's "going ham" mean?

Hard as a mother ********r!!!! Can we curse in this forum without bleeping it out?

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:24 PM
HEAT gotta keep swarm-ifying; force turnovers.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:25 PM
TD working the zebras, hehe

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:25 PM
I see you LeBron!:speechless:

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Two missed layups for Miami so LeBron takes matters into his own hands!

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Should have been 2 on KH

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:26 PM
Hard as a mother ********r!!!! Can we curse in this forum without bleeping it out?

Can we BLEEP without MoFo-ing? Everything's Just all Fubar'd.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Parker for 3 :pity:

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:27 PM
gotta make them 3s Lewis.

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:27 PM
If you switch lewis with Battier he would have made that open 3. Lewis should not be playing.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:27 PM
We are seeing some SPURFECTION

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:28 PM
If you switch lewis with Battier he would have made that open 3. Lewis should not be playing.

Bro Lewis has played well on offense so far, idk if me and you are watching the same game.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:28 PM
I don't like what I am seeing so far.

Htownballa1622
06-08-2014, 08:28 PM
Seriously Chalmers. TP makes a pass and you just ignore him in the corner for a wide open 3?

Cole should start and they need to try Toney Douglas as the backup. Rio is a moron.

AddiX
06-08-2014, 08:28 PM
HEAT gotta keep swarm-ifying; force turnovers.

You try to swarm the spurs they'll hit the open man every time.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:28 PM
This game seems to be going high-speed. It's still hard for me to get used to the Spurs wanting a higher-speed tempo game than the HEAT.

IDunknown
06-08-2014, 08:29 PM
LeBron did get fouled on that dunk Kawhi hit his arm.

SilverFalco8
06-08-2014, 08:29 PM
We are seeing some SPURFECTION

Define that in a dictionary please?

Htownballa1622
06-08-2014, 08:29 PM
I don't like what I am seeing so far.

Feels like Spurs should be up by 10+

They're clicking yet Lebron and wade have been off.

Only down five.

Starts with executing and being smart.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:30 PM
We've broken the 25 PSD-er barrier in the 1st quarter - definitely a good sign.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:30 PM
You try to swarm the spurs they'll hit the open man every time.

and if you don't they do any way!

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:31 PM
Bro Lewis has played well on offense so far, idk if me and you are watching the same game.

Because he is garbage on D and is going to be late over and over again on his rotations.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:31 PM
LBJ lost the ball twice?

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Kicked ball?

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
JVG says good start for LeBron..

True Sports Fan
06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Ginobiliiii

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Spurs coming out with another gear.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
More Spurfection, wow, just wow.

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Lebron needs to stop looking for calls. Everything he attacks he's complaining to the refs

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Looks like Miami not gonna get any calls today

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Another missed layup for the Heat, thats 3.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Spurs didn't score that time, but the passing was exquisite.

IDunknown
06-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Kicked ball?
They would have called that in 2k14.:D

AddiX
06-08-2014, 08:33 PM
and if you don't they do any way!

Hah true..

They really are a well oiled machine.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:33 PM
HEAT getting overwhelmed at both ends.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Carry on Manu

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Miami looks sloppy. They need to slow down.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:34 PM
COLD from outside,

SilverFalco8
06-08-2014, 08:34 PM
They would have called that in 2k14.:D

They call everything against you in 2k. They could tackle you during your shot and the refs in 2k won't call anything!

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:35 PM
They would have called that in 2k14.:D

In 2k that's a steal

Htownballa1622
06-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Spo shortening rotations with Lebron out before second and wade back in.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Spurs are refusing to let the COLD get any rhythm at all.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Get a 2-for-1 here..

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:35 PM
Bosh could have midget on him and he would not want to post up.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Talk about 8 on 5, the Spurs look like they got extra players out there, with all this double-teaming the ball and the drivers.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Nice pass Manu :laugh:

Htownballa1622
06-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Good job Wade. ****** idiot.

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:37 PM
omg what the heck was that.

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 08:37 PM
Very sloppy...

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:37 PM
Sloppy play by miami

IDunknown
06-08-2014, 08:37 PM
They call everything against you in 2k. They could tackle you during your shot and the refs in 2k won't call anything!


In 2k that's a steal

:laugh2:

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:37 PM
The Heat players are arguing now, its not happening tonight.

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:38 PM
So when Spo teaches his plays, does he teach different things to different players? I mean they all seemed like they were on different pages.

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 08:38 PM
The Heat players are arguing now, its not happening tonight.

Frustration setting in early. Bosh has been the best player.

Mell413
06-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Considering how good San Antonio played and how bad Miami was the Heat are fortunate to only be down 7

Jarvo
06-08-2014, 08:38 PM
We gotta turn it up in the 2nd and don't let Lewis get open from 3 hell none of them.

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Thank god Miami is only down 7 right now. Played like complete garbage.

If nobody can stop or even limit Tim Duncan, this game, and series is over.

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
The Heat players are arguing now, its not happening tonight.

I don't get why we are using the pick n till so much with Lebron. Just get him in the damn post already.

king4day
06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Why does Cole not like throwing up prayers at the buzzer? That's 2 (at least) where he just held the ball with a second left instead of trying to heave it.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
It's a small sample size, but I re-nominate Pop for GOAT Coach - he does more with less than PJax did.

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Solid 1st quarter. Some defensive rotations were still poor and guys still aren't valuing possessions like they need to offensively. And definitely need to do a better job of clogging the paint and then rotating out to shooters. Not an easy task, but there needs to be a better effort.

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Considering how good San Antonio played and how bad Miami was the Heat are fortunate to only be down 7

True. But Spurs have all the momentum. Heat need to slow them down ASAP. Shouldn't be an issue.

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Refs letting them play. Spurs playing through it Miami looking for calls. They gotta adjust to the refs and realize it's a physical game they're making them play today

Htownballa1622
06-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Lebron should leave the HEAT regardless if they win/lose the series.

Unless Wade and Bosh are willing to take a HUGE pay cut so they can FINALLY get a decent pg/center.

Wade and Bosh together are NOT worth 36-40 mil.

I'd say 20 mil combined MAX.

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Why does Cole not like throwing up prayers at the buzzer? That's 2 (at least) where he just held the ball with a second left instead of trying to heave it.

Yeah, idk why the hell he cares so much about his damn stats. Its pathetic. In the NBA Finals you don't give a **** about personal stats. Anderson gave him the ball with almost a full second remaining and he held it.

D-Leethal
06-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Spurs just have way too many playmakers, way too many guys you can give the ball to and get positive results, way too many differentiated ways to attack. Miami is way too reliant on getting all their open 3s, all their pick and roll plays off of 2 guys. Too many guys who need to be spoonfed and not enough guys who can hold the spoon.

BKdoubleStacker
06-08-2014, 08:40 PM
Why does Cole not like throwing up prayers at the buzzer? That's 2 (at least) where he just held the ball with a second left instead of trying to heave it.

That was pretty stupid. The spurs got one shot off in those last 2 possessions. Just an ugly last minute

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Spurs just have way too many playmakers, way too many guys you can give the ball to and get positive results, way too many differentiated ways to attack. Miami is way too reliant on getting all their open 3s, all their pick and roll plays off of 2 guys. Too many guys who need to be spoonfed and not enough guys who can hold the spoon.

Its called a team vs two stars.

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:41 PM
True. But Spurs have all the momentum. Heat need to slow them down ASAP. Shouldn't be an issue.

Not to mention this year in the playoffs how many times have we seen the spurs build a 20 point lead quickly. If they start knocking down 3's the heat will be in trouble.

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Why does Cole not like throwing up prayers at the buzzer? That's 2 (at least) where he just held the ball with a second left instead of trying to heave it.

I noticed that too. Doesn't make sense, I mean is freaking Norris Cole really concerned with his FG%? I get why Durant and James do it during the regular season but Cole?? It's like missing an opportunity for 3 points

kobe4thewinbang
06-08-2014, 08:41 PM
Miami is like one big chicken with its head cut off...waiting to get plucked.

:dance:

Go get 'em, Spurs!

Lakers + Giants
06-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Duncan 5/6 for 11 pts in the 1st Q. NBD for timmy. Top 5 player to be...Soon.

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Miami really should look into getting rid of bosh.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Why does Cole not like throwing up prayers at the buzzer? That's 2 (at least) where he just held the ball with a second left instead of trying to heave it.

I often wonder, in full-court situations, why not throw it over your head (backwards) - you've got a chance at 3 points.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Mills knocks it down!

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:43 PM
We got our first serious lead. Will the Spurfectionists crush all the hope out of the COLD?

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Mills undercut Birdman and no foul. How?

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Take a TO Spo

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Stunning!

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Miami fans, what the hell is wrong with wade. He's playing so lazy on defense.

IDunknown
06-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Wade should have got delay of game after that travel. He took the ball from the ref.

Jarvo
06-08-2014, 08:44 PM
They can't let Allen little *** get offensive rebounds!

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 08:44 PM
True. But Spurs have all the momentum. Heat need to slow them down ASAP. Shouldn't be an issue.

Not to mention this year in the playoffs how many times have we seen the spurs build a 20 point lead quickly. If they start knocking down 3's the heat will be in trouble.

Its getting bad. Bron has to stop the bleeding. Miami just looks so undisciplined right now.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:45 PM
This is one HEAT-DOWN

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Heat blew their chance by not winning Game 1.

BALLER R
06-08-2014, 08:45 PM
It's like the spurs are punching them in the mouth and the heat are just taking it and not fighting back.

StriveGreatness
06-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Dwyane Wade is a liability so far in this series.

Jarvo
06-08-2014, 08:45 PM
:facepalm:

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:45 PM
Miami finally gets one to fall!

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:46 PM
RayRay4Thray!

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:46 PM
Heat need to stop the bleeding now or its game.

Slug3
06-08-2014, 08:46 PM
All this shows me is Spo has no idea how to coach because he hasn't figured a thing out. I expect Miami to have a way different play come game 3 and it will probably be because Riley came up wih it.

Pablonovi
06-08-2014, 08:46 PM
That was one classic ball-fake by RayRay

IDunknown
06-08-2014, 08:47 PM
:DMarco maybe shouldn't leave Ray Allen open.

raiderfaninTX
06-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Honest question where's this stacked team people talk about when criticizing lebron ?

kobe4thewinbang
06-08-2014, 08:47 PM
That was one classic ball-fake by RayRayIt was a good fake, but damn...Diaw & Bellinelli probably feel embarrassed. At least Ray hit the shot.

(Because Ray missed several open 3's in Game 1.)

kdspurman
06-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Those are the plays that cost you a championship. Seriously, need to be sharp every time on both ends.

D-Leethal
06-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Its called a team vs two stars.

They are both teams, both play team basketball, both champions, one team has more guys who can create for themselves and others than the other team.

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Lol Ray Allen killed Diaw and Bellinli with the fake pass.

king james
06-08-2014, 08:48 PM
The heat r playing very passive.

IDunknown
06-08-2014, 08:48 PM
That was one classic ball-fake by RayRay

How does Bellinelli get minutes! I haven't seen him do **** in any games.

Nikeman
06-08-2014, 08:49 PM
Thought LeBron would come into this game and take over, clearly has not happened. When Tim Duncan comes back if they play poorly its game.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:49 PM
How does Bellinelli get minutes! I haven't seen him do **** in any games.

Green got in foul trouble in the first few minutes of the game.

WITZ
06-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Splitter wtf :laugh2:

*Superman*
06-08-2014, 08:50 PM
LMAO. Lewis is garbage man.

NBA_Starter
06-08-2014, 08:50 PM
Spo take Lewis out please he cant hardly stand up!