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beasted86
03-22-2016, 11:01 AM
03/21 - 03/27 Schedule:
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Miami HEAT @ New Orleans
Tuesday, March 22, 8:00 PM

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Miami HEAT @ San Antonio Spurs
Wednesday, March 23, 8:30 PM


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Miami HEAT Vs. Orlando Magic
Friday, March 25, 8:00 PM

beasted86
03-22-2016, 11:04 AM
Hopefully 2-1 and not get blown out by the Spurs

Slug3
03-22-2016, 12:36 PM
I hope that Cavs win can get us on a nice streak and we can play some good basketball. But it just seems like we will pull a Heat thing to do and lose to NO.

WaDe03
03-22-2016, 01:43 PM
3-0

HandsOnTheWheel
03-22-2016, 03:11 PM
I give it a 10% chance we beat Spurs in San Antonio.

naps
03-22-2016, 05:27 PM
2-1.

Dont ****ing lose to either Pelicans or Magic. Heat tends to take these games loosely when we fans think it's time to take care of business. Specially Wade. It's clear as daylight he doesnt get up for these games. I would rather he sits out instead of being in the game and destroying the flow.

WaDe03
03-22-2016, 06:12 PM
I give it a 10% chance we beat Spurs in San Antonio.

Somebody has to beat them right? Might as well be us. We played the Warriors well in their home court maybe we can pull this one out against the Spurs. Hoping the faster pace and just our team overall being better than it was before the all star break can give them trouble. They may also be winding it down to get ready for the playoffs since they're a lock for the 2nd seed but I would rather them give us their best shot.

HandsOnTheWheel
03-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Green blows

Dade County
03-22-2016, 08:49 PM
Miami started off slow, N.O took advantage of no big in are starting lineup.

Whiteside comes in & we go on a run. I think this would have been a good game to give McRob some burn.

Winslow shot looking better.

HandsOnTheWheel
03-22-2016, 08:49 PM
Somebody has to beat them right? Might as well be us. We played the Warriors well in their home court maybe we can pull this one out against the Spurs. Hoping the faster pace and just our team overall being better than it was before the all star break can give them trouble. They may also be winding it down to get ready for the playoffs since they're a lock for the 2nd seed but I would rather them give us their best shot.
They are also coming off a game where they blew the largest lead ever in the TD era and lost. 2nd night of b2b for us. 10% is generous.

Dade County
03-22-2016, 08:52 PM
Green blows

I didn't like the fact that when are defense was scrambling around he never switched onto the open man. Lol

HandsOnTheWheel
03-22-2016, 08:54 PM
^ yeah, nothing out of the ordinary there

Dade County
03-22-2016, 08:55 PM
McRob comes into the game in the 2nd qtr with 5min left. 1mis shot & 1 personal foul so far

Dade County
03-22-2016, 08:57 PM
McRob looks kind of lost so far.... 3 foul in 3min. Lol

archdevil84
03-22-2016, 09:01 PM
it would be realy cool to win in SA. I dont think our chances are that off. Were a completely different team since the last time we played the spurs. Just have to stop LA and kawhi and were set

archdevil84
03-22-2016, 09:02 PM
and ofcourse those stupid hornets had to beat the spurs in a ridiculous comeback. Wouldve been so nice if the hornets lost and gave us some seperation

archdevil84
03-22-2016, 09:04 PM
**** dragic sprained his ankle. hopefully he's alright

HandsOnTheWheel
03-22-2016, 09:10 PM
I would almost consider sitting Dragic for the 2nd half if I'm Spo. Need him for tmrw.

HandsOnTheWheel
03-22-2016, 09:52 PM
we're allowing them to stay within striking distance. It's crucial that our starters get rest in the 4th.

HandsOnTheWheel
03-22-2016, 10:07 PM
Great effort out there. Smh

HandsOnTheWheel
03-22-2016, 10:09 PM
No reason for Wade to be shooting us out of this game.

archdevil84
03-22-2016, 10:17 PM
solid closeout here

archdevil84
03-22-2016, 10:18 PM
what do you guys think of wade's new nickname father prime? tbh i think it sounds kinda lame compared to flash

archdevil84
03-22-2016, 10:28 PM
sometimes i just get so jealous of those NBA players man. imagine living in miami, gaining a **** load of money, doing basketball for your living. With a little bit succes youre set up for the rest of your life to enjoy, golf, nice food and big houses and stuff. meanwhile im forced to study every day in my 5x4 meter room barely able to scratch enough money to buy food and beer for the entire month

Dade County
03-22-2016, 11:01 PM
what do you guys think of wade's new nickname father prime? tbh i think it sounds kinda lame compared to flash

That name sucks

SteBO
03-22-2016, 11:32 PM
Good closeout, but the game shouldn't have gotten close to begin with....if Dragic's ankle is even a little bothersome tomorrow, he needs to sit it out. Health for the postseason > regular season road win.

WaDe03
03-22-2016, 11:55 PM
sometimes i just get so jealous of those NBA players man. imagine living in miami, gaining a **** load of money, doing basketball for your living. With a little bit succes youre set up for the rest of your life to enjoy, golf, nice food and big houses and stuff. meanwhile im forced to study every day in my 5x4 meter room barely able to scratch enough money to buy food and beer for the entire month

Cutting out the beer will help save you some money lol.

hotdalton18
03-23-2016, 12:31 AM
Whiteside was HUGE tonite

Wade was nice to

In a night where Our 3 ball was off , we needed them to come through

flashelement
03-23-2016, 11:02 AM
Spurs 11.5 point favs over Heat. That has to be a joke! You gotta go with Miami. High profile game, Wade lives for these spotlight moments. Goran tweaked ankle which should mean big minutes for Joshua and a bounceback from the land of 3. Deng vs. Aldridge is the key. He has to neutralize him. The Spurs get their first home loss tonite and the Heat get the win that takes them to the next level of elite teams

All-In
03-23-2016, 12:26 PM
Good closeout, but the game shouldn't have gotten close to begin with....if Dragic's ankle is even a little bothersome tomorrow, he needs to sit it out. Health for the postseason > regular season road win.

I think tonight is a perfect night to rest Dragic and maybe even Wade, JJ and Deng......Its a second night of a back to back, playing at San Antonio, right after a 20-point lead blown game loss, so even with everyone we'll probably lose or get lucky and win an extremely HARD fought game....After this game we will have 11 games left, 3 more back-to-back's and we end the season playing 5 games in 7 nights.....but the schedule is soft with the Pistons, Blazers, C's and Bulls being the only teams over .500 we play......Dragic should sit for sure and either sit Wade, JJ, Deng, or limit their minutes played because the probability is so low for us to win, why not take some control over the narrative?

Against the Spurs tonight, its either we lost the game because we weren't good enough or we lost the game because we rested some players......The physiological difference between those narratives can hold some weight in the league.....It makes us look like we're progressive on scheduling tactics, shows we put more stock in the post-season compared to the regular-season and say we play them tough and only lose by single-digits with a group that has Green, Haslem and McBob playing big minutes....a loss all of a sudden becomes a positive narrative for the Heat.......Im not saying we're going to throw the game or lose on purpose....hell no.....we're going to fight our butt's off....but with a less caliber of player......If we play our cards right, theres no reason why we cant win 50 games this season

HandsOnTheWheel
03-23-2016, 08:28 PM
Deng is out.

Mcroberts starting.

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 08:41 PM
ugh, cant find a tony&eric stream. those spurs commentators are horrendous

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 08:48 PM
i'm already getting pissed because of those dumb commentators, god i hate it when i cant find sunsports stream

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 08:54 PM
i want to see a lot of winslow this game. give JJ a lil rest because right now he's getting abused by kawhi

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 08:57 PM
whiteside already beasting. also, why the fck is JJ on kawhi and winslow on manu?

Dade County
03-23-2016, 09:05 PM
Winslow needs to step up.

Dade County
03-23-2016, 09:07 PM
& there it go... Good take Winslow

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 09:10 PM
its amazing how good our bench is all of a sudden

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 09:11 PM
where the fck is that foul on winsgod?

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 09:12 PM
nothing again, fcking refs man. also, i HATE patty mills

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 09:17 PM
holy **** gerald green is SOOOO bad

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 09:18 PM
OMMMGGGG get this IDIOT out of the game NOW please

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 09:30 PM
why does wade shoot FT over JJ?

lavilevi23
03-23-2016, 09:33 PM
Nobody can guard Leonard

lavilevi23
03-23-2016, 09:35 PM
5th seed here we come

Sparky
03-23-2016, 09:57 PM
McRoberts horrible

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 09:59 PM
yeah, this is gonna b a lose

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 10:01 PM
i do like this move from spo. bring in the bench real early and see if they can stop the bleeding and go on a run

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 10:05 PM
mcroberts is playing horrible indeed

Slug3
03-23-2016, 10:05 PM
Man that McBob contract is looking horrible now.

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 10:06 PM
you can see how frustrated everyone is here lol

archdevil84
03-23-2016, 10:09 PM
everyone is fatigued now. this is obvious

Sparky
03-23-2016, 10:11 PM
Can we miss anymore point blank shots?!?! Ugh!!!!

Sparky
03-23-2016, 10:13 PM
Man that McBob contract is looking horrible now.

Guy loves getting two inches from an open rim and then passing it out.

Or he stands at the perimeter but is scared to shoot a 3.

I don't get his game at all.

Slug3
03-23-2016, 10:28 PM
I didn't think we would win tonight. But I also didn't think we would hit roll over. Our D has gone completely out the window lately.

Dade County
03-23-2016, 10:50 PM
I missed the 3rd qtr and came into this blow out LoL


Onto the next game.

Sparky
03-23-2016, 10:56 PM
I missed the 3rd qtr .

So did the Heat.

WaDe03
03-23-2016, 11:02 PM
Schedule loss. Back to back on their court after they gave up that 23 point lead. No Deng Bosh TJ Dragic or JJ. Hopefully if we make the finals it's not against them. They're the only team I don't want to play.

WaDe03
03-23-2016, 11:03 PM
Bad refs on both sides for us tonight as well.

SteBO
03-23-2016, 11:03 PM
Predictable result...they're in a whole different class than us.

WaDe03
03-23-2016, 11:28 PM
Just checked the schedule. 9-2 could possibly get us 3rd seed, 8-3 at the worst. I predict we go 10-1. Relatively easy.

Magic @ home
Nets @ home
@Lakers
@Kings
@Trailblazers
Pistons @ home
Bulls @ Home
@ Magic
Magic @ home
@ Pistons
@ Celtics

Better win these next 4, Sweep the Magic or lose 1 at the most against them. Better beat the Pistons twice and the Celtics to get revenge were a much better team now. Trailblazers and Bulls are a toss up only because it means completing a sweep against both which can be difficult.

lavilevi23
03-23-2016, 11:32 PM
Lets just hope we go on a nice run to end the season and get that 3rd seed. Our schedule is not so tough.

Mr. Baller
03-24-2016, 08:40 AM
Just checked the schedule. 9-2 could possibly get us 3rd seed, 8-3 at the worst. I predict we go 10-1. Relatively easy.

Magic @ home
Nets @ home
@Lakers
@Kings
@Trailblazers
Pistons @ home
Bulls @ Home
@ Magic
Magic @ home
@ Pistons
@ Celtics

Better win these next 4, Sweep the Magic or lose 1 at the most against them. Better beat the Pistons twice and the Celtics to get revenge were a much better team now. Trailblazers and Bulls are a toss up only because it means completing a sweep against both which can be difficult.

Got to win the home games and go 3-2 on the road. At Portland is probably a loss, back to back to end a west coast trip. We will probably split one of Detroit and Boston on the road.

Slug3
03-24-2016, 09:36 AM
Just checked the schedule. 9-2 could possibly get us 3rd seed, 8-3 at the worst. I predict we go 10-1. Relatively easy.

Magic @ home
Nets @ home
@Lakers
@Kings
@Trailblazers
Pistons @ home
Bulls @ Home
@ Magic
Magic @ home
@ Pistons
@ Celtics

Better win these next 4, Sweep the Magic or lose 1 at the most against them. Better beat the Pistons twice and the Celtics to get revenge were a much better team now. Trailblazers and Bulls are a toss up only because it means completing a sweep against both which can be difficult.

I sure hope so, but I have seen it time and time again with this team that there are games they don't get up for and are extremely lazy on both ends. I hope we don't fall into any of those games.

WaDe03
03-24-2016, 12:07 PM
I agree with what you guys have said. I think @Portland will be our loss. I want to think that well beat the Pistons both times and the Celtics but it probably depends on what the playoff race is looking like. Would be awesome if we could rest guys for those games if we already have the 3rd seed locked up. In order of difficulty from easiest to hardest remaining schedule I would the 4 teams competing for the 3rd seed Heat, Hornets, Celtics, and Hawks. If we don't get the 3rd seed we don't deserve it. We also have the tie breaker against both the Hornets and Hawks which could end up being huge for us.

Cavs
Raptors
Heat
Celtics
Hornets
Hawks
Bulls
Pacers

This is how I'm hoping the seeding looks like. We play very well against the Hawks and it would be good revenge for those years they beat us. The Bulls have the Raptors number and we would match up really well against the Bulls and I believe we have their number. As for the Cavs PG could wear LeBron down a little in the first round and if the Celtics win their series they could rough them up for possibly 7 games. Then they would meet us in the ECF banged up while in my opinion we had our easiest road to the ECF possible. Cavs are also imploding so I think that will increase our chances. We have a strong bond while they don't.

naps
03-24-2016, 12:25 PM
I see us dropping games against Portland, celtics, one of magic, and one of pistons/bulls.

SteBO
03-24-2016, 06:20 PM
Miami had better finish the season strong, that's all that needs to be said.

Slug3
03-25-2016, 12:48 PM
Miami had better finish the season strong, that's all that needs to be said.

feels like a lazy game coming tonight.

Mr. Baller
03-25-2016, 01:51 PM
feels like a lazy game coming tonight.

Not coming off that *** kicking. They should come out and play well tonight

WaDe03
03-25-2016, 03:44 PM
Not coming off that *** kicking. They should come out and play well tonight

Yea well win by 10+ I say if not more to make a statement. People are down in the dumps we got smacked by the Spurs but without 3 of our rotation players and on the 2nd night of a back to back I didn't expect to win. Lose by 5 or by 35 in the end it still only means an L and we just smacked the best team in the east so I'm not worried. Time to close the season out on a high note and get ready for the playoffs.

WaDe03
03-25-2016, 03:46 PM
Keep in mind were not a regular season team. We're a team that just wants to make it to the playoffs as healthy as possible. I think they start playing with playoff intensity to get ready from here on.

Slug3
03-25-2016, 03:50 PM
Keep in mind were not a regular season team. We're a team that just wants to make it to the playoffs as healthy as possible. I think they start playing with playoff intensity to get ready from here on.

I mean this team has never even been in the playoffs though.

WaDe03
03-25-2016, 06:36 PM
I mean this team has never even been in the playoffs though.

But multiple players on this team have multiple post season games and experience.

Wade
Deng
Joe
Bosh
Haslem will be good for motivation purposes
Amare

Older veteran guys who just want to stay healthy and be prepared for the playoffs. This has been said by a few of the Miami media guys I follow as well. We've seen games where we've gotten the best out Wade. Wade vs the Warriors is playoffs Wade, vs Cavs, vs Thunder, and vs a couple other teams. Then you have games in there where he will go a little harder than others. I believe Bosh even mentioned this at one point. They just want to get in the playoffs healthy and regardless of seed think they can compete with whoever. In the playoffs you will see those guys games go to the next level and hopefully Dragic Whiteside and the young guys don't fold under pressure. I don't think they will. This reason is part of why I get so pissed after a loss lol. I know it's probably better they don't wear themselves out though.

blade151
03-26-2016, 12:36 AM
SVG always coaches up for the Heat game and so they probably go 1-1 with the Pistons who may be a playoff team.

WaDe03
03-26-2016, 08:14 AM
50 wins is the 3rd seed. Just get to that number and were good. Last nights game was pretty fun and I'm glad our guys are finally getting fed up with these refs. I really don't like to blame refs but I swear they've had something against us since the all star break. It's hurting our chances of being able to rest our guys at the end of the season.

unleashthebeast
03-28-2016, 02:18 PM
Man the Hawks have been playing so well recently. I'd much rather play the Celtics or Hornets first

Slug3
03-28-2016, 03:27 PM
Man the Hawks have been playing so well recently. I'd much rather play the Celtics or Hornets first

I think all 3 of those teams including us have been playing good lately.

Slug3
03-28-2016, 08:33 PM
Not watching but I see Lopez is killing us again. Is whiteside not guarding him?

WaDe03
03-28-2016, 10:51 PM
He kills Whiteside every game. Whiteside guarded him a lot better in the second half. It's comical how dead this place is hopefully it picks up in the playoffs.

Slug3
03-28-2016, 10:52 PM
He kills Whiteside every game. Whiteside guarded him a lot better in the second half. It's comical how dead this place is hopefully it picks up in the playoffs.

I'm on the west coast so games usually start at like 4/4:30 for me and I usually can't tune in till the second half.

hotdalton18
03-29-2016, 10:00 AM
Prolly wades best game of the year

Whiteside was huge on offense , 4th quarter closer

Richardson is officially a sharp shooter lol hopefully our coaches can do that with Winslow to

Slug3
03-29-2016, 01:37 PM
Prolly wades best game of the year

Whiteside was huge on offense , 4th quarter closer

Richardson is officially a sharp shooter lol hopefully our coaches can do that with Winslow to

We all love TJ, but his injury could have been for the best for us. Without it we may not have called up Richardson to play as much as he has. He has really shined when we needed him to.

naps
03-29-2016, 03:18 PM
TJ and Josh could take care of our backcourt 3 and D problems for years to come. Really excited about the future. As for winslow, I just dont see him developing into a knockdown shooter. If he keeps working really hard may be 3/4 years from now he can become loung deng like shooter (34 or 35%). And honestly, I will be fine with it. What concerns me most or bothers me most about winslow is the fact that he cant finish around the rim as much as he should as a lotto pick. He really needs to work on his layups and developing a hook shot and on his free throws before anything else. Then he can become a slasher and all of a sudden he's gonna look like a potent offensive player. I personally think he can develop these aspects quicker than his outside shooting.