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beasted86
04-05-2016, 04:50 PM
4/5 - 4/13 Schedule:
Eastern Standard Time (EST)


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Miami HEAT Vs Detroit Pistons
Tuesday, April 5, 8:00 PM

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Miami HEAT Vs Chicago Bulls
Thursday, April 7, 8:00 PM


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Miami HEAT @ Orlando Magic
Friday, April 8, 7:00 PM


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Miami HEAT Vs Orlando Magic
Sunday, April 10, 6:00 PM


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Miami HEAT @ Detroit Pistons
Tuesday, April 12, 7:30 PM


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Miami HEAT @ Boston Celtics
Wednesday, April 13, 8:00 PM

beasted86
04-05-2016, 05:19 PM
Maybe they go 4-2 at best.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 08:19 PM
Bosh may not have the flashy stats on D. But damn does just his presence and little things help so much more than Amare.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 08:29 PM
There has been 3 times Wade has gotten hit and the refs won't call it.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 08:32 PM
Man Harris is just killing us so far.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 08:45 PM
I really hope Winslow and the coaches can get a lot of work done this offseason to work on his shooting. Dude gets open a lot and just can't connect. He seems like a guy who will want to put in the work.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 08:52 PM
Man playing UD tonight. Should be fresh.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 09:07 PM
That was a good looking half on both ends of the floor. Just do that in the second and we can have an easy win.

hotdalton18
04-05-2016, 09:10 PM
Drummond really just threw up a hand gesture after hitting the buzzer beater lmao

Your down 18, sit down clown

naps
04-05-2016, 09:18 PM
we better not blow this thing up tonight. 3rd quaters are our achilis. And we lost 2 games against them already.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 09:26 PM
Harris has been killing Deng tonight. I don't know why Deng is overplaying so much.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 09:33 PM
Harris has gone nothing but to his left. Come on guys.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 09:40 PM
man Amare has been terrible tonight. Probably had 3 lady ups that's he blew by just having butter fingers.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 09:45 PM
This Richadrson kid is pretty good.

beasted86
04-05-2016, 09:59 PM
Good finish to the 3rd. Now let's close this out and get ready for Chicago.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 10:09 PM
Dragic playing great tonight.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 10:16 PM
Up 18 and Spo getting Techs. I like it.

Slug3
04-05-2016, 10:24 PM
All around good game from about everyone. Had a few moments in the second we got a little too relaxed but seemed to always pull away. That first half was some great basketball though.

Dade County
04-05-2016, 10:39 PM
Good win tonight for Miami, Bulls got beat tonight b the Grizz; so they will either be playing for their playoffs life, or just mail in it to look forward to the off season.

If Miami can jump on them early, they might just waive the white flag.

SteBO
04-05-2016, 11:23 PM
Up 18 and Spo getting Techs. I like it.
Not sure if sarcastic or not, but I loved that tech. Hassan's been getting pretty beaten up of late especially on that road trip and he hasn't gotten any calls. Tonight, the same thing. Spo was defending his guy there, and I like it. That was best defensive game I've seen this team play in about a month. The offense will take care of itself, but that defense tonight needs to be here to stay.

Slug3
04-06-2016, 09:14 AM
Not sure if sarcastic or not, but I loved that tech. Hassan's been getting pretty beaten up of late especially on that road trip and he hasn't gotten any calls. Tonight, the same thing. Spo was defending his guy there, and I like it. That was best defensive game I've seen this team play in about a month. The offense will take care of itself, but that defense tonight needs to be here to stay.

No I did like it, Whiteside got undercut pretty bad and hit the ground hard. Should have been a foul. I liked seeing Spo sticking up for his players instead of just being happy we were up by 18. Goes a long way as well for to help a player trust you as a coach.

SteBO
04-06-2016, 04:20 PM
No I did like it, Whiteside got undercut pretty bad and hit the ground hard. Should have been a foul. I liked seeing Spo sticking up for his players instead of just being happy we were up by 18. Goes a long way as well for to help a player trust you as a coach.
Yes, yes. Precisely. Spo doesn't get enough techs to be honest with you, but I guess it shows a good amount of restraint. Put me in that position, I'd be getting tossed a lot. There has got to be a breaking point where you can't just stand around and accept the fact that teams are just allowed to go all open season on your big guy, especially a big guy that's vital to how far you go in the postseason. For a team like the HEAT, who does a lot of their damage in the paint and attacks plenty, we get so few calls.

beasted86
04-06-2016, 06:33 PM
Basically tomorrow might make or break whether the Bulls can still make the playoffs.

I expect them to play really desperate. Miami cannot turn over the ball and get these guys rolling offensively.

hotdalton18
04-07-2016, 11:35 AM
We played good last game , hopefully we repeat that

Richardson or BRA(Baby Ray Allen) , has been a great surprise

Whiteside usually kills the Bulls so let's hope for more of that

SteBO
04-07-2016, 06:45 PM
Don't turn the ball over and play defense. Offensively, we'll get our looks so long as the ball moves.

Slug3
04-07-2016, 07:40 PM
Play like we did last game and we should be fine. I also assume Aaron brooks will kill us tonight. Lol

Slug3
04-07-2016, 08:16 PM
So why is JJ and not Deng guarding Butler?

Slug3
04-07-2016, 08:19 PM
3 minutes in and looking lazy on both ends of the floor.

Slug3
04-07-2016, 08:41 PM
I don't like it when Whiteside gets it in bad position and instead of kicking out and getting better position he just takes a bad shot. He needs to be more patient.

Slug3
04-07-2016, 08:44 PM
Offense is sloppy and greedy while defense is slow on rotations. Going to be a tough night.

Slug3
04-07-2016, 09:09 PM
Followed up a great game with that crappy of a half. I'm not sure why Spo took out Whiteside for Winslow at the end there. I could see defense for offense. But Winslow has been bad offensively lately.

Mr. Baller
04-07-2016, 09:37 PM
Followed up a great game with that crappy of a half. I'm not sure why Spo took out Whiteside for Winslow at the end there. I could see defense for offense. But Winslow has been bad offensively lately.

Probably didn't want to risk a cheap 3rd foul before end of half

Slug3
04-07-2016, 09:37 PM
Man right when I was going to complain about Amare he comes and has a few good possessions. Lol

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 09:38 PM
wade is looking pissed. sick pass from dragic

Slug3
04-07-2016, 09:38 PM
Probably didn't want to risk a cheap 3rd foul before end of half

Actually didn't even think of that.

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 09:40 PM
wade is REALY pissed. did you see how high he jumped to try and snatch that rebound? lol

Slug3
04-07-2016, 09:48 PM
Winslow is given too much freedom to just chuck away on offense. Sometimes he just looks like a bull in a china shop. Lol

Slug3
04-07-2016, 09:48 PM
So when is tacking in basketball acceptable?

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 09:48 PM
oh god, those stupid bulls just had to injure whiteside didnt they

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 09:53 PM
ouchhh... so close dragic

Slug3
04-07-2016, 10:01 PM
If Whiteskde gets a switch on him with a small guard. We need to get it to him and not pass it around to take a 3.

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 10:01 PM
holy **** Jrich! GET UP

Slug3
04-07-2016, 10:08 PM
That was such a lazy box out Whiteside.

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 10:09 PM
we need to calm the fck down. everyone is just throwing passes left and right

Slug3
04-07-2016, 10:11 PM
We have actually played better tonight with Whiteside on the bench. Seems like he has one of those games where he's not into it and being lazy on both ends. A guy who is going to demand 20 million can't be putting up 8 and 6 halfway through the 4th.

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 10:15 PM
lol what a game

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 10:23 PM
this is some solid closing out

Slug3
04-07-2016, 10:23 PM
Whiteside has been horrible for 44 minutes and these last 2 he has really stepped up. We need home court first round.

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 10:26 PM
haha sit your ugly *** face down mirotic

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 10:28 PM
wade is getting HACKED at the basket. 0 calls

Slug3
04-07-2016, 10:30 PM
Man I was pretty down on Whiteside most the game, but these last few minutes he really gave a lot of hustle and it paid off as well. That's a big change from last year where he would kind of just be down the rest the game.

Slug3
04-07-2016, 10:31 PM
wade is getting HACKED at the basket. 0 calls

It's been anoying to watch teams on our floor get the home court calls.

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 10:33 PM
Man I was pretty down on Whiteside most the game, but these last few minutes he really gave a lot of hustle and it paid off as well. That's a big change from last year where he would kind of just be down the rest the game.

seems like he is finally maturing somewhat. great hustle from him down the stretch

archdevil84
04-07-2016, 10:33 PM
wel, it was a bit ugly but we got the win so i'm happy with the result

SteBO
04-07-2016, 10:42 PM
Good team win against a desperate CHI team.

WaDe03
04-07-2016, 10:46 PM
I've got to say the refs have been god awful since the all star break for us.

Dade County
04-07-2016, 11:04 PM
Good win for Miami.

This game was good for the young players... These games that Miami has left will get Winslow, J Rich, Whiteside a little ready for the 1st rd.

hotdalton18
04-08-2016, 02:25 AM
Great win, let's get that 3rd seed!

Slug3
04-08-2016, 09:29 AM
Great win, let's get that 3rd seed!

The problem is everyone else in this middle pack is playing just as good, lol.

hotdalton18
04-08-2016, 12:44 PM
Great win, let's get that 3rd seed!

The problem is everyone else in this middle pack is playing just as good, lol.


I know , it sucks lol

Dade County
04-08-2016, 08:47 PM
The reffs have kept Orlando in this game.

Also the magic are setting some crazy moving screens

archdevil84
04-08-2016, 09:15 PM
The reffs have kept Orlando in this game.

Also the magic are setting some crazy moving screens

weve been screwed by the refs all game long. this is realy ridiculous

archdevil84
04-08-2016, 09:18 PM
why does wade ALWAYS miss a free throw when theyre in a close game late

archdevil84
04-08-2016, 09:18 PM
and god, i hate this watson guy. always killing us when he was with indiana and then with the nets

archdevil84
04-08-2016, 09:22 PM
BIG shot joe! thats why we got him baby

archdevil84
04-08-2016, 09:26 PM
we lost to the magic. yeah, fcking great

Slug3
04-08-2016, 09:29 PM
For a team that desperately needs home court they don't seem like they think they need it.

archdevil84
04-08-2016, 09:30 PM
now i know we lost this because of a typical lack of effort, underestimating a weaker opponent etc etc. but if you subtract that whiteside technical where he was CLEARLY fouled and shouldve gotten 2 FTs, its already a 3 point swing and a tie game. those refs have been fcking us up HARD lately. i dont know why, but it sure as hell is happening

lavilevi23
04-08-2016, 09:31 PM
The worst case scenario for us is playing Boston without home court IMO... And it looks like it's exactly what going to happen.

Slug3
04-08-2016, 09:33 PM
now i know we lost this because of a typical lack of effort, underestimating a weaker opponent etc etc. but if you subtract that whiteside technical where he was CLEARLY fouled and shouldve gotten 2 FTs, its already a 3 point swing and a tie game. those refs have been fcking us up HARD lately. i dont know why, but it sure as hell is happening

Regardless of the refs. We let the magic shoot 52% and get 112 points. That's not how we play defense. We also took almost 20 more shots this game then them. It was the lazy effort on defense why we lost.

archdevil84
04-08-2016, 09:34 PM
For a team that desperately needs home court they don't seem like they think they need it.

i agree. no one maybe outside of dragic and UD realy seemed to give a s hit about this game at all. wade big time lackluster performance, deng and JJ were decent whiteside was pretty bad. but overall our team effort was realy bad especially on defense. these things are SO frustrating to watch. i'm okay with losing to a lesser team every once in 20-25 games but we seem to lose one to a sub .500 team every 1 in 5 games. its ridiculous

archdevil84
04-08-2016, 09:37 PM
The worst case scenario for us is playing Boston without home court IMO... And it looks like it's exactly what going to happen.

between the celtics, hornets and hawks our odds are probably best vs the hornets, then the hawks and most certainly not the celtics. no way were gonna beat a team which gives it all every night and fights no matter what the score is. our team just decides randomly if theyre gonna play like a serious playoff team or like a lazy *** ****** team. i think wade is a big factor in this in the way that if he's gonna play lazy and unmotivated the team as a whole follows that image and plays bad

Slug3
04-08-2016, 09:39 PM
i agree. no one maybe outside of dragic and UD realy seemed to give a s hit about this game at all. wade big time lackluster performance, deng and JJ were decent whiteside was pretty bad. but overall our team effort was realy bad especially on defense. these things are SO frustrating to watch. i'm okay with losing to a lesser team every once in 20-25 games but we seem to lose one to a sub .500 team every 1 in 5 games. its ridiculous

Luckily for Wade there are no back to backs in the playoffs. But if we play like we have been on the road as of late we will probably be out the first round.

All-In
04-08-2016, 10:11 PM
You guys have to understand that we're in the middle of a 5 game in 7 night stretch and this was the 2nd night of a back-to-back and we've been playing basically with an 8 man rotation since the all-star break....No effort? Lazy? Unmotivated? Good! That makes total sense to me......Ive been on record saying we should rest guys judiciously, or restrict players minutes, but we're not that deep of a team or healthy enough of a team to have the luxury to do that sort of thing, so if guys want to be lazy the next few games, go ahead! We're a team made up of a bunch of 30 year olds and rookies, rest is far more important than seeding for that type of roster

Slug3
04-08-2016, 11:03 PM
You guys have to understand that we're in the middle of a 5 game in 7 night stretch and this was the 2nd night of a back-to-back and we've been playing basically with an 8 man rotation since the all-star break....No effort? Lazy? Unmotivated? Good! That makes total sense to me......Ive been on record saying we should rest guys judiciously, or restrict players minutes, but we're not that deep of a team or healthy enough of a team to have the luxury to do that sort of thing, so if guys want to be lazy the next few games, go ahead! We're a team made up of a bunch of 30 year olds and rookies, rest is far more important than seeding for that type of roster

We also have lost to some bad teams on the road (lakers, nets, bucks) to name a few. We are a team that needs home court.

WaDe03
04-08-2016, 11:33 PM
What a terrible night to be a heat fan. One of the most embarrassing losses of the season. Another double digit lead blown to a mediocre team. Just typical heat basketball. Couldn't make layups or free throws and couldn't get to the line now that we're constantly being screwed by the refs.

Dade County
04-08-2016, 11:40 PM
now i know we lost this because of a typical lack of effort, underestimating a weaker opponent etc etc. but if you subtract that whiteside technical where he was CLEARLY fouled and shouldve gotten 2 FTs, its already a 3 point swing and a tie game. those refs have been fcking us up HARD lately. i dont know why, but it sure as hell is happening

The league is clearly trying to position Miami where they want them in the playoff seeding; but it will only make Bosh return even faster.

This will back fire on them.


The worst case scenario for us is playing Boston without home court IMO... And it looks like it's exactly what going to happen.

I look at it a little differently.

Miami clearly should have been able to get the 3rd seed. I'm not afraid of any team in the East (I know Cav's ae better then us); this outrageous poorly called game by the refs will only cause whatever team that faces us, a quick fast exit out the playoffs.

Leaving their fan base feeling like the entire season was a waste.

Wade n Fade
04-09-2016, 02:04 AM
We should focus on an ATL/Charlotte series and not playing Boston. I don't mind KOing the Cavs in the 2nd round or taking on Toronto in round 2.

naps
04-09-2016, 06:03 AM
Miami has like 20% chance winning a series without homecourt and even less if it means playing Boston. If we know for sure we are not getting the 3rd seed we need to immediately position ourself for playing against either Hawks or Hornets. Let's just win one series (most people don't realize how hard it is) and gather some momentum and then I don't care who we face starting from second round. This is new veteran group together and I just want them to earn the faith in themselves as a collective group by winning one series and then go from there.

naps
04-09-2016, 06:09 AM
On a side note, I hope we finalize our remaining signings (wright and weber, preferably) by today so they can have some time to gel in practice and may be in the remaining games as well.

Our key in the playoffs: A healthy Dwyane Wade. Games are gonna slow down and unfortunately Dragic wont be as effective. Luckily we have Joe Johnson this year Wade and JJ will be making most of the plays in the postseason. Our success will largely depend on how these two guys plays.

WaDe03
04-09-2016, 02:58 PM
Was just told if we have a 3 way tie or 4 way with the teams were competing with now we'll get the 3rd seed because we will be division winners. We need to go 3-0 while the Hawks and Celtics go 2-1. 1 of them will for sure lose tonight since they play each other. I'm rooting for the Celtics tonight and then hoping we beat them our last game of the season. The Hawks have the Cavs and Wizards but the Cavs will rest everyone and Wall is banged up so I like their chances.

archdevil84
04-09-2016, 03:01 PM
if only wade would be willing to take a break from his daily fashion shows, wine tasteries and sock lines and spent some extra time putting up shots in the gym it would probably benefit us greatly. A healthy and engaged wade is what we need if we want to make any noise at all in the playoffs. I agree with naps that dragic probably has to take a little bit more of a back seat and let JJ handle the ball more during these slow paced playoff games. Also woudnt mind if spo rests our key players like wade, JJ, deng, Jrich and whiteside and give haslem and green and mcbob some long minutes vs the upcoming game vs the magic. it would also greatly benefit us if TJ can make a comeback before the playoffs to get his legs under him and get a feel of the game back

archdevil84
04-09-2016, 03:02 PM
Was just told if we have a 3 way tie or 4 way with the teams were competing with now we'll get the 3rd seed because we will be division winners. We need to go 3-0 while the Hawks and Celtics go 2-1. 1 of them will for sure lose tonight since they play each other. I'm rooting for the Celtics tonight and then hoping we beat them our last game of the season. The Hawks have the Cavs and Wizards but the Cavs will rest everyone and Wall is banged up so I like their chances.

woudnt the celtics get 3rd seed because they won the reg season series vs us?

WaDe03
04-09-2016, 03:08 PM
woudnt the celtics get 3rd seed because they won the reg season series vs us?

No I don't think so. Apparently we would get it in the tie only if it's a 3 way tie because we would be division winners. If it's us and the Celtcis only that tie they'll get it.

naps
04-09-2016, 07:35 PM
I am 99% sure league has cancelled division titles starting from this season after seeing how it ****ed up the west standings last year. I think Spurs were the 6th seed last year even though they had better records than two other teams before them.

WaDe03
04-09-2016, 08:41 PM
I am 99% sure league has cancelled division titles starting from this season after seeing how it ****ed up the west standings last year. I think Spurs were the 6th seed last year even though they had better records than two other teams before them.

That's true. I'm saying if there is a 3 way tie in records between us 3 we will get the tie breaker because we're the only division winner. It used to be top 4 led the division's regardless of if someone had a better record but that doesn't apply in this case.

naps
04-09-2016, 08:59 PM
There is no such thing called division winner anymore. It just doesnt exist and won't apply in case whatsoever.

beasted86
04-09-2016, 09:26 PM
Here's what ESPN says:



Two-Team Tiebreaker:
1. Division winner (this criterion is applied regardless of whether the tied teams are in the same division)
2. Better record in head-to-head games
3. Higher winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
4. Higher winning percentage in conference games
5. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
6. Higher winning percentage against playoff teams in opposite conference
7. Higher point differential between points scored and points allowed
Three-Team Tiebreaker:
1. Division winner (this criterion is applied regardless of whether the tied teams are in the same division)
2. Best head-to-head winning percentage among all teams tied
3. Highest winning percentage within division (if teams are in the same division)
4. Highest winning percentage in conference games
5. Highest winning percentage against playoff teams in own conference
6. Highest point differential between points scored and points allowed
http://espn.go.com/nba/playoffs/matchups

beasted86
04-09-2016, 09:30 PM
But then I looked at NBA.com and it says different criteria for whether two or 3 teams are tied.

If it's only 2 teams its season series, but if it's 3 teams its still division winner like the old rules.

beasted86
04-09-2016, 09:31 PM
One way or another Miami needs to just win. Let the rest of it work itself out.

beasted86
04-09-2016, 09:45 PM
Looks like Hawks win. We'll likely finish stuck at 5th

All-In
04-09-2016, 09:58 PM
We also have lost to some bad teams on the road (lakers, nets, bucks) to name a few. We are a team that needs home court.

Our starters average age is 32 and these rookies (including Whiteside) have never played as many minutes as they have in their life, to me, home-court means nothing if you dont have your legs underneath you.....I guess Im just a firm believer of resting mind and body over end-of-the-season push for seeding

I personally believe the Warriors are making a HUGE mistake by not resting their starters.....but thats another topic

WaDe03
04-10-2016, 01:03 AM
Looks like Hawks win. We'll likely finish stuck at 5th

This was actually the perfect night for Heat fans. Cleveland didn't clinch so they'll have to at home against Atlanta which will tie us with them. We then win our last 3 games and were the 3rd seed. It's just 3 games right? We've done that multiple times this season.

WaDe03
04-10-2016, 01:05 AM
There is no such thing called division winner anymore. It just doesnt exist and won't apply in case whatsoever.

But it will because I just read an article by Manny Navarro who follows the Heat saying so lol. Calm down buddy this is a good thing for the Heat.

naps
04-10-2016, 03:20 AM
I was reading Ira's tweets earlier this season where he said division winners will have no advantage at all when it comes to seedings. That's what I remembered. I guess it was not the case.

And tonight a Celtics win would have been perfect for us. But oh well.

archdevil84
04-10-2016, 07:46 AM
lets see if we can beat the magic and pistons first before taking on the celtics anyway. We all know we sometimes have the tendency to play super bad vs the lesser teams and both the magic and pistons are not great. Let alone that winning in boston isnt easy these days

archdevil84
04-10-2016, 07:48 AM
Our starters average age is 32 and these rookies (including Whiteside) have never played as many minutes as they have in their life, to me, home-court means nothing if you dont have your legs underneath you.....I guess Im just a firm believer of resting mind and body over end-of-the-season push for seeding

I personally believe the Warriors are making a HUGE mistake by not resting their starters.....but thats another topic

i highly agree with you. i think its just a typical warriors arrogance chasing the record. would it be cool for them if they broke the record? yes, but not if it costs them a championship

WaDe03
04-10-2016, 01:38 PM
We needed the Celctics to win if the Cavs lost because now the Cavs will play everyone against the Hawks to clinch the 1st seed. This will have us tied with the Hawks and Celtics if the Cavs beat the Hawks. If we go 3-0 were the 3rd seed. I was rooting for the Celtics to win but after they didn't I was rooting for the Bulls to beat the Cavs and they came through with the come back.

beasted86
04-10-2016, 01:53 PM
I was reading Ira's tweets earlier this season where he said division winners will have no advantage at all when it comes to seedings. That's what I remembered. I guess it was not the case.

And tonight a Celtics win would have been perfect for us. But oh well.

To recap my earlier posts, it still applies if there is a 3 way tie. But that's the only time. The Division champ being guaranteed a top 4 seed was done away with this summer. But based on the outcome of the Celtics Hawks game, that info goes out the window.

Only way Miami can get the 3rd now is if they win all 3 games and Atlanta loses 1. But luckily the Cavs have something to play for against the Hawks now.

If Cleveland wins against Atlanta they clinch the #1 seed. They will certainly want to win tomorrow and rest their starters for the last game of the season against Detroit. If they lose both games Toronto can still theoretically win the #1 seed if they win their final 3 games and tie records with the Cavs. They would win the tie breaker since they won the season series against the Cavs 2-1.

beasted86
04-10-2016, 02:14 PM
As far as rest is concerned, for me:

Home court advantage > Rest

We are a team with a losing 19-20 record on the road. We aren't going to get out of the first round playing on the road IMHO. There's no way mathematically to win HCA without winning the final 3 games, so that's what Miami should play for.

WaDe03
04-10-2016, 02:38 PM
Yea I agree with you beasted play for home court. We'll have a couple days off maybe 3 before our 1st playoff game and then there's a day or 2 between all of those games. Also if we go in and take care of business the 1st round then that's rest for us too. Looks like the Hornets will get the 6th seed and although we have the Hawks number with the way they've been playing lately the Hornets are our best matchup.

Of course we wouldn't be having this conversation if we would've beat 1 or 2 of the Nets Lakers Hornets Warriors (refs) Magic celtics Timberwolves etc.

archdevil84
04-10-2016, 03:11 PM
Yea I agree with you beasted play for home court. We'll have a couple days off maybe 3 before our 1st playoff game and then there's a day or 2 between all of those games. Also if we go in and take care of business the 1st round then that's rest for us too. Looks like the Hornets will get the 6th seed and although we have the Hawks number with the way they've been playing lately the Hornets are our best matchup.

Of course we wouldn't be having this conversation if we would've beat 1 or 2 of the Nets Lakers Hornets Warriors (refs) Magic celtics Timberwolves etc.

we would be competing for the 2nd seed if we hadnt lost to the wolves, celtics, wizards, hornets, pistons, nets knicks and bucks all at home

naps
04-10-2016, 03:36 PM
As far as rest is concerned, for me:

Home court advantage > Rest

We are a team with a losing 19-20 record on the road. We aren't going to get out of the first round playing on the road IMHO. There's no way mathematically to win HCA without winning the final 3 games, so that's what Miami should play for.

That's exactly what I said earlier in one of my posts. Without HC, I will be happily shocked if this team win a series against whoever we play. To me, winning one series matters most, over worrying about second round. I dont care if we have to go against the Cavs in the second round. I just hate the fact that we play down to our competition when we play lesser teams. If we took care of business as we should have, we could now relax and rest players with a locked up 3rd or even possibly second seed. But we didnt, so let's go and win three games from here on.

All-In
04-10-2016, 05:29 PM
On 0 days of rest our defensive rating is 104.3 and our overall net rating is -2.4....on 1 day of rest our D-rating 101.3 and net rating +3.3......and on 2 days rest our D-rating is 99.9 and our net rating +5.5....so with additional rest we clearly have more energy on defense and are better overall

I wouldn't be so concerned if we didn't end the season off on 5 games in 7 nights, 2 back-to-backs in that stretch and 3 of our last 4 on the road, even though we might get 3 days off before the playoff series starts putting condensed minutes on already worn bodies isn't a good thing in general

I guess I wouldn't be as upset as some of you would be if we ended up getting the 5th seed, would I like to get the 4th seed? Hell yes, of course, but Im not as worried as some of you are

All-In
04-10-2016, 05:39 PM
Whiteside to start tonight

archdevil84
04-10-2016, 06:14 PM
man vuvecic always kills us

WaDe03
04-10-2016, 07:38 PM
Joes been garbage tonight. Now Winslow is injured smh.

All-In
04-10-2016, 08:15 PM
Joes been garbage tonight. Now Winslow is injured smh.

Hes been injured with a knee sprain since Brooklyn and hasn't played well since, he should've sat at least 1 game since but now an ankle sprain......hopefully nothing too serious but good lord he better sit the last 2 games

Dade County
04-11-2016, 09:26 PM
Atl & Boston got beat tonight...

HEAT need to try and get these last 2 games against Pistons & Boston, if they even want to think about getting home court in the 1st rd.

If they even care LoL

WaDe03
04-11-2016, 10:04 PM
1-1 will give us a chance at 3rd but that's only if the Hawks lose in Washington. We need to go 2-0 and build confidence

Slug3
04-11-2016, 10:20 PM
We control our own destiny now. But really we have been pretty bad lately on the road so I'm assuming we lose both these games.

Slug3
04-11-2016, 10:55 PM
Man if we would have won that Laker and Orlando game I'm pretty sure we would of had the 3 seed already locked up and could have rested people these last 2 games.

naps
04-11-2016, 11:55 PM
1-1 will give us a chance at 3rd but that's only if the Hawks lose in Washington. We need to go 2-0 and build confidence

This is what I have been reading everywhere. I know we have the tie-breaker over the Hawks (3-1 season series) but what about Boston though? If Hawks lose to Washington and if we win against pistons ans lose against Boston then all three teams have the same record. Now Boston has the tie breaker over us (season series). Why should we get the 3rd seed over Boston? Isn't head to head the first tie-breaker?

naps
04-12-2016, 12:16 AM
Ok I just tweeted ethan skolnick and his co-host replied me saying it's the division winner first and then head to head.

beasted86
04-12-2016, 01:27 AM
This is what I have been reading everywhere. I know we have the tie-breaker over the Hawks (3-1 season series) but what about Boston though? If Hawks lose to Washington and if we win against pistons ans lose against Boston then all three teams have the same record. Now Boston has the tie breaker over us (season series). Why should we get the 3rd seed over Boston? Isn't head to head the first tie-breaker?

No. In the case of a 3 team tie, the division winner gets the advantage.

beasted86
04-12-2016, 01:32 AM
We'll get a full look what this team is made of over the next 2 games. They will be playing against 2 playoff teams and we expect both them and us to be going full out to win.

If HEAT look bad, I can only expect a continuation of that play in the first round.

naps
04-12-2016, 03:18 AM
I will actually be happily surprised if we win 2 games on the road against 2 playoff teams, specially when so much is in stake for all three teams invloved. Just to put things in perspective, last time we beat a playoff team was March 19 (Cavs), and before that we beat Indiana on feb. 22. So 2 victories against playoff teams in nearly 2 months. Both of those wins were at HOME. shows how tough winning is on the road against playoff caliber teams.

Mr. Baller
04-12-2016, 09:18 AM
Detroit is a favorite tonight. They wanna avoid the Cavs round 1, so they gonna go all out tonight. Gonna be tough game.

SteBO
04-12-2016, 09:29 AM
Back end of a back-to-back @Boston too. Gonna be a difficult game tonight, but we can win it if we commit to defending and playing together offensively.

All-In
04-12-2016, 09:51 AM
Winslow better not play tonight, hes our best perimeter defender and best overall defender, he said his ankle has swollen a little bit and could play through it if he needed to, but if he sits the last 2 games he would have practically a week off to recover.......I get he wants to show the vets hes tough and can play threw pain so hopefully the coaches have more sense and sit him

WaDe03
04-12-2016, 10:20 AM
This is what I have been reading everywhere. I know we have the tie-breaker over the Hawks (3-1 season series) but what about Boston though? If Hawks lose to Washington and if we win against pistons ans lose against Boston then all three teams have the same record. Now Boston has the tie breaker over us (season series). Why should we get the 3rd seed over Boston? Isn't head to head the first tie-breaker?

Yea it's division winner that's win the 3 team tie that's what I was trying to tell you the other day lol.

naps
04-12-2016, 01:36 PM
Must play Heat defense and must avoid iso offense for these games. Wade needs to have efficient games. Very important.

Slug3
04-12-2016, 03:31 PM
I think we are 3-6 in our last 9 road games. We need to hope we can get things going these last 2 games.

beasted86
04-12-2016, 05:47 PM
HEAT officially signed Wright today.

I think it's possible he sees a 5-8 minute stint tonight if Winslow is out.

Starters: Dragić, Wade, Johnson, Deng, Whiteside
Bench: Richardson, Green, Wright, McRoberts

naps
04-12-2016, 06:31 PM
Man, for all these bench talks, we really dont have a reliable and consistent bench. Now that Whiteside is moved back to the starting unit, we dont have a scorer off the bench except for Richardson, if you wanna label him as a scorer. And not a single backup big who you can depend on. Makes you wonder about the depth we have or lack there of. Perfect thing would be starting Bosh as a center and keep whiteside on the bench, but oh well.

SteBO
04-12-2016, 07:08 PM
Gerald Green.....we need you to be competent now.

beasted86
04-12-2016, 07:11 PM
Man, for all these bench talks, we really dont have a reliable and consistent bench. Now that Whiteside is moved back to the starting unit, we dont have a scorer off the bench except for Richardson, if you wanna label him as a scorer. And not a single backup big who you can depend on. Makes you wonder about the depth we have or lack there of. Perfect thing would be starting Bosh as a center and keep whiteside on the bench, but oh well.

Tyler Johnson was solid and still growing as a player.

But you're right we need a good bench big this summer. McRoberts, Haslem and Stoudemire can't cut it. Too old or injury prone and don't spread the floor enough.

WaDe03
04-12-2016, 07:24 PM
Reggie is out tonight. No excuses.

hotdalton18
04-12-2016, 07:33 PM
With Reggie out, we should win by enough to give Weber some real play towards the end

naps
04-12-2016, 08:06 PM
Turnovers are again looking like a problem. Why cant we take care of the ball better with veterans like wade and jj and goran??

beasted86
04-12-2016, 08:22 PM
Miami is playing like **** turning the ball over and giving up a ton of offensive rebounds.

archdevil84
04-12-2016, 08:29 PM
wade coming alive

archdevil84
04-12-2016, 08:30 PM
whiteside got bailed out there

archdevil84
04-12-2016, 08:34 PM
this guy whiteside REALY needs to learn when to pass the ball FAST. When he catches the ball he ALWAYS looks to score even when theres 5 defenders around him

SteBO
04-12-2016, 08:47 PM
Turnovers and DET offensive rebounds are the reason this game is tied despite us shooting a lot better than they are. We're always beating ourselves.

Slug3
04-12-2016, 09:14 PM
Turnovers and DET offensive rebounds are the reason this game is tied despite us shooting a lot better than they are. We're always beating ourselves.

It seems like our stupid mistakes are always at their worse on the road. We really need home court.

2-15's4-22's
04-12-2016, 09:21 PM
Wtf are they doing taking so many contested shots not passing and not taking advantage of drummond not being in the game

AllBall
04-12-2016, 09:33 PM
Screw you Gerald Green, you f'n bum!!! GTFO my team. I miss TJ!

archdevil84
04-12-2016, 09:37 PM
even eric and tony are noticing were getting screwed by the refs lately and they are honestly two of the most unbiased commentators in this league

archdevil84
04-12-2016, 09:50 PM
this is why we got JJ baby

Slug3
04-12-2016, 09:51 PM
Screw you Gerald Green, you f'n bum!!! GTFO my team. I miss TJ!

Right when we are all about to say just cut green he comes out with a good game to o lay follow it up with 10 straight crappy games. So confirmed he's dropping 25 tomorrow on Boston. Lol

AllBall
04-12-2016, 09:51 PM
Johnson. Dagger.

All-In
04-12-2016, 09:58 PM
Johnson. Dagger.

Thank god for Joe Johnson.....Im not the hugest fan of Deng playing 40 plus minutes and now having to play again tomorrow at Boston.....I have a feeling it could be Gerald Green time at Boston.....get ready

SteBO
04-12-2016, 10:04 PM
Gritty win tonight on the road in a game that the Pistons wanted and needed. Joe really came through with Wade off. Hassan wasn't great, but he fought Drummond all night long and I can understand how it'd knock him off balance. That Boston game tomorrow will be a big handful.

naps
04-12-2016, 10:36 PM
Ugly turnovers but whatever. I will take it and move on to tomorrow. Real question now is how do we slow down the Boston machine that is Isiah Thomas? He will tear Dragic apart. Weber might see some minutes.

WaDe03
04-12-2016, 10:54 PM
Thomas has played terrible both games against us and we still lost. Every has to be at the top of their game.

WaDe03
04-12-2016, 11:56 PM
If we win and Hornets win against the Magic we play the Celtics first round. If we lose and Atlanta loses we play the Hornets first round. Would much rather play the Hornets but there's so many possibilities. If the Hawks win and we lose we play the Hawks as long as the Hornets win I believe.

Looks like we'll be playing the Celtics.

hotdalton18
04-13-2016, 10:53 AM
If we win and Hornets win against the Magic we play the Celtics first round. If we lose and Atlanta loses we play the Hornets first round. Would much rather play the Hornets but there's so many possibilities. If the Hawks win and we lose we play the Hawks as long as the Hornets win I believe.

Looks like we'll be playing the Celtics.

Don't care who we play , let's just get home court !

Slug3
04-13-2016, 02:03 PM
Don't care who we play , let's just get home court !

And to think we only needed one more win to be able to pretty much sit our guys tonight and have the 3 seed locked up. No matter what, after tonight we are looking like we will head into the post season banged up some. Stupid for us not playing serious at the Lakers or Orlando games of recent.

justinnum1
04-13-2016, 03:03 PM
Lets go boys

Mr. Baller
04-13-2016, 05:13 PM
Ugly turnovers but whatever. I will take it and move on to tomorrow. Real question now is how do we slow down the Boston machine that is Isiah Thomas? He will tear Dragic apart. Weber might see some minutes.


There is no way Weber sees meaningful minutes

beasted86
04-13-2016, 07:45 PM
Copied this from ESPN:

The Miami Heat will be seeded:

No. 3 if the Heat win OR the Hawks lose

No. 5 if the Heat and Hornets lose AND the Hawks win

No. 6 if the Heat lose AND the Hawks and Hornets win

SteBO
04-13-2016, 07:58 PM
Man I couldn't care less what the Hornets and Hawks do, Miami just needs to stop with the silly turnovers, play defense, and of course win. If they want the #3 seed, they'll play well and win the game. It's on the players at this point.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 08:25 PM
strong start so far

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 08:30 PM
lol up 20 with 2:11 to go in the first

hotdalton18
04-13-2016, 08:34 PM
Awesome start!

hotdalton18
04-13-2016, 08:35 PM
I wanna see some Weber , I liked what he looked like with the griz

Let Dragic rest a lot of the 2nd half if we keep this play up

beasted86
04-13-2016, 08:37 PM
I hate a start like this because Miami always gets relaxed

AllBall
04-13-2016, 08:38 PM
Damn, that has to be the best quarter we played this year.

Hardaway Here
04-13-2016, 08:39 PM
Wonderful start especially after a back to back. This is the kind of mentality we need to have going into the playoffs. Lets see how long their tenacity last here

Dade County
04-13-2016, 08:47 PM
HEAt very focus so far.

naps
04-13-2016, 09:00 PM
JJ is feeling it. He will come so handy in the playoffs.

naps
04-13-2016, 09:01 PM
Glad we have another guy other than Wade who we can rely on in halfcourt offense.

WaDe03
04-13-2016, 09:11 PM
Good ****. This team is a playoff team. We have to continue to attack and protect the ball like this every game. We're going to have Boston in the first round so it's good to get confidence against them and crush their spirits a little.

Dade County
04-13-2016, 09:12 PM
Solid first half by Miami.

Boston is missing easy shots tho... So I don't no how to take this game right now.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:29 PM
I hate a start like this because Miami always gets relaxed

curse you man! you jinxed us so hard

SteBO
04-13-2016, 09:29 PM
Miami, now is the time to respond. Not the time to get lazy.

naps
04-13-2016, 09:29 PM
Good lord the lead is disappearing. Someone tell me why does Spo wait so long to call a timeout? It's not like he can use them to draw up a good play ever. Call it early so it disrupts the opponent's momentum.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:31 PM
we all know spo draws up a turnover out of the timeout 90% of the time so we realy have to bounce back after this

naps
04-13-2016, 09:33 PM
Wow wtf

beasted86
04-13-2016, 09:34 PM
This is why I don't like when the HEAT get huge leads

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:34 PM
oh come on, does this has to happen every single fcking time we have a big lead? do we realy have to allow the opposing team back into the game each and every time?

HandsOnTheWheel
04-13-2016, 09:36 PM
What the ****?

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:38 PM
theyre just outhustling us hard. we got a big lead because we played solid defense and took care of the ball. now were lazy and no one gives a **** anymore and no one hustles

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:39 PM
nice block wade, if you can finish the fcking transition bucket would be nice

naps
04-13-2016, 09:39 PM
**** this team

Slug3
04-13-2016, 09:40 PM
I am pretty amazed at how we blew such a lead. Amazed but not surprised.

AllBall
04-13-2016, 09:42 PM
oh come on, does this has to happen every single fcking time we have a big lead? do we realy have to allow the opposing team back into the game each and every time?

Well, this is the part where the team shows its immaturity. Truth is that we rely heavily on Richardson, Winslow and Whiteside who are not mature enough in NBA experience to keep the foot on the pedal or sustain strong attacks on the road.

naps
04-13-2016, 09:42 PM
Everyone is shooting the ball, no ball movement at all. Panic mode. Such a mess. How can you lose a 26 point lead so quickly? And it happens every ****ing time we have a big lead.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:42 PM
I am pretty amazed at how we blew such a lead. Amazed but not surprised.

100% this

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:43 PM
Well, this is the part where the team shows its immaturity. Truth is that we rely heavily on Richardson, Winslow and Whiteside who are not mature enough in NBA experience to keep the foot on the pedal or sustain strong attacks on the road.

only whiteside was in the game when we basically said: fck it, lets blow this lead

AllBall
04-13-2016, 09:43 PM
Good lord the lead is disappearing. Someone tell me why does Spo wait so long to call a timeout? It's not like he can use them to draw up a good play ever. Call it early so it disrupts the opponent's momentum.

That doesn't bother me as much as him not going back to the lineup that got the big lead to begin with. Is the plan to rest that lineup for the 4th when it's back to a deficit? I don't understand the reasoning.

Proof: Why the hell is McRoberts out there shooting 3's?

HandsOnTheWheel
04-13-2016, 09:45 PM
Why is JJ still in the game? Why aren't we attacking the paint?

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:47 PM
iso iso iso iso iso. jumper jumper 3 jumper 3 mcroberts turnover 3 justice winslow desperate fadeaway 3 turnover 3 turnover jumper

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:50 PM
the last game of the season. were battling for playoff homecourt advantage. we have a 24 point lead at the halftime. and then we proceed to have a FIVE point quarter. five! FIVE!!! FIVE FCKING points. holy ****

AllBall
04-13-2016, 09:50 PM
Best quarter and worst quarter in the same game. Lawd...and WTF happened at the end? Random shoving.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:51 PM
god, i dont care how immature or how lazy or whatever the fck it is theyre gonna blame this on, its straight up emberassing

naps
04-13-2016, 09:51 PM
MacBob is good for nothing. Dude plays and it becomes a 4 vs 5.

AllBall
04-13-2016, 09:56 PM
Best thing that happened that quarter, little ol' TJ in front of the scuffle and Haslem coming out and jawing. lol, man I love those guys.

Slug3
04-13-2016, 09:57 PM
Best thing that happened that quarter, little ol' TJ in front of the scuffle and Haslem coming out and jawing. lol, man I love those guys.

As a team we put up 5 points. Everyone needs to shut up and not do or say anything. All they are doing is embarrassing themselves.

HandsOnTheWheel
04-13-2016, 09:57 PM
Soft as hell

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:57 PM
you know what? i'm just gonna forget all of this and pretend the game was close during the first three quarters. 2 point lead here we go

HandsOnTheWheel
04-13-2016, 09:59 PM
Picked the wrong game to have an all out collapse.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 09:59 PM
i hate that little smirky grin that isiah just gave the camera

Wade-a-minute
04-13-2016, 10:02 PM
One of the worst collapses in Heat history. Unbelievable... I don't want to play Boston in rd 1. If they win tonight, the mental edge they would have would be huge.

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Slug3
04-13-2016, 10:02 PM
you know what? i'm just gonna forget all of this and pretend the game was close during the first three quarters. 2 point lead here we go

Games over. When we blow big leads we lose.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:03 PM
theres the turnover out of the timeout i was talking about

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:04 PM
this is also the point were if i was spo i would take a look at wade and just man the fck up and say: i need you to take over the game NOW. no more lazy ****, just dominate. youre getting 20 mil a year now is the time to PROVE what your worth.

flashelement
04-13-2016, 10:05 PM
Wtf???

HandsOnTheWheel
04-13-2016, 10:05 PM
Still a ton of time left but time to get our head out of our ***** here

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:08 PM
this is also the point were if i was spo i would take a look at wade and just man the fck up and say: i need you to take over the game NOW. no more lazy ****, just dominate. youre getting 20 mil a year now is the time to PROVE what your worth.

eyyyy nvm he just shot an airball

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:11 PM
btw off topic. when is the last time wade hit a three? was it that desperate heave that went in vs brooklyn?

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:13 PM
stop taking threes please!!!!!!!

Slug3
04-13-2016, 10:14 PM
btw off topic. when is the last time wade hit a three? was it that desperate heave that went in vs brooklyn?

You say that like Wade was even even an average shooter.

flashelement
04-13-2016, 10:15 PM
Bricks Bricks Bricks

SteBO
04-13-2016, 10:16 PM
After the game, I'm gonna make a laundry list of who I'm gonna slam in here.....stay tuned.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:16 PM
either theyre realy realy fatigued or they just realy dont give any **** at all

naps
04-13-2016, 10:18 PM
Beautiful exhibition of bricking shots after shots and our coach is letting it happen in front of his very eyes. This is coaching to me. No fire whatsoever. Laying on his without a I-dont-know-what-to-do look.

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:18 PM
i know we all have said this multiple times during the season already, but if we lose this game and we probably will, its our worst loss of the season by FAR. and this time i realy mean by FAR

Wade-a-minute
04-13-2016, 10:18 PM
Well, it seems like we will be the #3 seed and host the Hornets. Thank goodness for that!

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flashelement
04-13-2016, 10:18 PM
The heat should work
at home depot

AllBall
04-13-2016, 10:18 PM
Ira Winderman ‏@IraHeatBeat 47s48 seconds ago

And with all of this... Hawks about to lose in Washington, So No. 3 Heat would host No. 6 Charlotte. If this all holds. Lose big...and win.


Well, thank you Joe Johnson for getting us the #3 seed with the win yesterday 'cause the rest of this team is currently not showing up.

Slug3
04-13-2016, 10:19 PM
That was a good win. Didn't watch after the half but I'm sure with being up 24 points at half that we wouldn't come back and put up 5 points in the 3rd. Good win team.

Wade-a-minute
04-13-2016, 10:20 PM
Well, thank you Joe Johnson for getting us the #3 seed with the win yesterday 'cause the rest of this team is currently not showing up.
And we host the Hornets... I want no part of Boston.

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Dade County
04-13-2016, 10:20 PM
NBA is up there with FIFA lol

But if ATL loses, Miami still gets the 3rd seed right?

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:21 PM
how do we get the third seed here? hawks lose, were tied with celtics and they beat us hard in the series. we would be 4th seed going vs the hawks right?

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:22 PM
oh wait nvm, i'm off

All-In
04-13-2016, 10:23 PM
either theyre realy realy fatigued or they just realy dont give any **** at all

5 games in 7 nights, second night of road back to back, condensed minutes and condensed rotations will do that to you

We played off of emotion the first half and now the emotion is gone we're left with energy on fumes....makes sense actually

AllBall
04-13-2016, 10:23 PM
how do we get the third seed here? hawks lose, were tied with celtics and they beat us hard in the series. we would be 4th seed going vs the hawks right?

Because Heat lead South East Division.

flashelement
04-13-2016, 10:25 PM
Im gonna throw up 2 amber bochs 4 smirnoff shotts and parm fries from the hurricane grill

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:25 PM
emberassing, emberassing, emberassing. we dont deserve the 15th spot in the east after a performance like this. i am truly disgusted again.

Slug3
04-13-2016, 10:25 PM
how do we get the third seed here? hawks lose, were tied with celtics and they beat us hard in the series. we would be 4th seed going vs the hawks right?

If holds up Mia/Bos/ATL tie. First the breaker is division leader so that would go to ATL or Mia. I think Mia had a better division record so they get it. It was a cluster mess so I think that's what happens.

Wade-a-minute
04-13-2016, 10:26 PM
A disaster actually becomes something beautiful. Weird... I feel good about our chances against the Hornets. We should beat them.

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HandsOnTheWheel
04-13-2016, 10:27 PM
Im gonna throw up 2 amber bochs 4 smirnoff shotts and parm fries from the hurricane grill

Lmao

SteBO
04-13-2016, 10:29 PM
On second thought, I'm not gonna slam anyone. We got the #3 seed, and we're about to host a first round playoff series. I'm gonna put this pathetic **** show in the rear view, and look forward to the weekend.

flashelement
04-13-2016, 10:29 PM
And it was effin karaoke night. Arrgh

archdevil84
04-13-2016, 10:30 PM
what a bittersweet night

AllBall
04-13-2016, 10:33 PM
On second thought, I'm not gonna slam anyone. We got the #3 seed, and we're about to host a first round playoff series. I'm gonna put this pathetic **** show in the rear view, and look forward to the weekend.

I agree. Better the meltdown now than in the playoffs. This is a good game to review before the playoffs. First half: play like this. Second half: don't play like this. I think the film session will be pretty straightforward for Spo. :laugh2:

Anyways, for those wondering about the tiebreaker

TIEBREAKER BASIS WHEN MORE THAN TWO TEAMS ARE TIED:

(1B) Division winner (this criterion is applied regardless of whether the tied teams are in the same division)
(2B) Better winning percentage in games against each other
(3B) Better winning percentage against teams in own division (only if tied teams are in same division)
(4B) Better winning percentage against teams in own conference
(5B) Better winning percentage against teams eligible for playoffs in own conference (including teams that finished the regular season tied for a playoff position)
(6B) Better net result of total points scored less total points allowed against all opponents (point differential).

beasted86
04-13-2016, 10:33 PM
It's nice for appearances in free agency to be able to say "Miami was the 3rd seed"... that's about all this counts for.

Because after tonight, I'm positive they are doing nothing special in the playoffs.

Without Bosh their front court scoring is so horrible. Spoelstra still has no plays for Whiteside. All his scores come off of the main action, but never a play actually set up to get a switch and for him to post a small or anything of the sort.

They have no plays setup to get Johnson or Richardson open 3s.

I won't be shocked if they get KOed in the first round. 5 points in a quarter? The Celtics defense is not THAT good. No.

Wade-a-minute
04-13-2016, 10:38 PM
It's nice for appearances in free agency to be able to say "Miami was the 3rd seed"... that's about all this counts for.

Because after tonight, I'm positive they are doing nothing special in the playoffs.

Without Bosh their front court scoring is so horrible. Spoelstra still has no plays for Whiteside. All his scores come off of the main action, but never a play actually set up to get a switch and for him to post a small or anything of the sort.

They have no plays setup to get Johnson or Richardson open 3s.

I won't be shocked if they get KOed in the first round. 5 points in a quarter? The Celtics defense is not THAT good. No.
Chill... It was the 2nd of a back to back. They should take care of the Hornets in 6 games. And I'm not scared of Toronto. We still have a ton of potential.

On a side note, Amare needs to be the first big off the bench in the playoffs. McBob is absolute trash!

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Wade-a-minute
04-13-2016, 10:42 PM
My wish list for a successful post season:

No Green
No McBob
Tyler comes back
We make it to the East finals
Bosh is back for East finals
East finals is Miami vs Cle

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flashelement
04-13-2016, 10:44 PM
U no what after this embarrassing loss EFF THE HEAT. DONE, DONE, when is the next game? These a-holes are still going with the karaoke

beasted86
04-13-2016, 10:46 PM
McRoberts needs to be traded ASAP or they need to just waive him and use the stretch provision on him this summer. If they are forced to waive him, the cap hit should lower down to about $2M which opens up like $4M in cap space. The guy is that bad.

There will be a bunch of decent backup PFs available in free agency: JJ Hickson, Andrew Nicholson, Trevor Booker, Brandon Bass etc. Hell... I honestly wouldn't mind calling up Boozer see if he is fine with a bench role, or Andray Blatche if he wants to play stateside. Whatever the case is, McRoberts cannot be our insurance behind Bosh anymore.

I'm joining team hotdalton18 and even offering to bring back Beasley.

AllBall
04-13-2016, 10:55 PM
beasted, the fact that you mentioned Boozer as a suggestion just shows your head's not in the right place right now. Go cool down and come back to the drawing board.

Anyone watching the Warriors game? Birdman is playing! I can't believe Memphis is in the playoffs, shame they lost their squad to injuries. Also, how is Kobe retiring and Vince Carter is playing in this game tonight? lol :laugh2:

WaDe03
04-13-2016, 10:55 PM
That second half was impossible. Something wasn't right no one was attacking or being aggressive at all. Oh well now even mad. If you're pissed off ask yourself this, would you rather have a series against the Celtics or Hornets? And we're the 3rd seed? That's crazy 2 years removed from the best player in the world. I'm hoping that first half was Heat playoff basketball.

WaDe03
04-13-2016, 10:56 PM
McRoberts needs to be traded ASAP or they need to just waive him and use the stretch provision on him this summer. If they are forced to waive him, the cap hit should lower down to about $2M which opens up like $4M in cap space. The guy is that bad.

There will be a bunch of decent backup PFs available in free agency: JJ Hickson, Andrew Nicholson, Trevor Booker, Brandon Bass etc. Hell... I honestly wouldn't mind calling up Boozer see if he is fine with a bench role, or Andray Blatche if he wants to play stateside. Whatever the case is, McRoberts cannot be our insurance behind Bosh anymore.

I'm joining team hotdalton18 and even offering to bring back Beasley.

McRoberts is gone and we will sign a PF to the minimum. We're going after KD or LeBron may want to come back but we'll see. Wright should probably get minutes over McRoberts just to see what he's got.

naps
04-13-2016, 11:06 PM
It's nice for appearances in free agency to be able to say "Miami was the 3rd seed"... that's about all this counts for.

Because after tonight, I'm positive they are doing nothing special in the playoffs.

Without Bosh their front court scoring is so horrible. Spoelstra still has no plays for Whiteside. All his scores come off of the main action, but never a play actually set up to get a switch and for him to post a small or anything of the sort.

They have no plays setup to get Johnson or Richardson open 3s.

I won't be shocked if they get KOed in the first round. 5 points in a quarter? The Celtics defense is not THAT good. No.


Agreed. Spo is a good defensive mind but he has no sense on offense whatsoever. I am pretty sure a good coach would get this team closer to 60 wins. Lebron and wade ran offense in our big three era.

beasted86
04-13-2016, 11:08 PM
beasted, the fact that you mentioned Boozer as a suggestion just shows your head's not in the right place right now. Go cool down and come back to the drawing board.

Anyone watching the Warriors game? Birdman is playing! I can't believe Memphis is in the playoffs, shame they lost their squad to injuries. Also, how is Kobe retiring and Vince Carter is playing in this game tonight? lol :laugh2:
Sorry, I just don't understand how a player can be totally healthy and playing this bad. He just plain sucks.

It's a complete shame that 35 yr old Haslem has outplayed that bum, and would have played over him tonight if it weren't for the foot injury. Stoudemire with no knee cartilage at 33 is a much better option.

Seriously. Its not just tonight. McRoberts plain sucks and is more frustrating to watch than Green at this point. At least I know with Green he's just a minimum player. How much can you really complain? McRoberts is the 5th highest paid player on this team. I don't want that guy ANYWHERE near the court in the playoffs:

Dragic, Wade, Johnson, Deng, Whiteside, Richardson, Winslow, Stoudemire/Haslem.

WaDe03
04-13-2016, 11:17 PM
We're the ****ing 3rd seed a year after not making the playoffs! I'm hype!

beasted86
04-13-2016, 11:18 PM
Agreed. Spo is a good defensive mind but he has no sense on offense whatsoever. I am pretty sure a good coach would get this team closer to 60 wins. Lebron and wade ran offense in our big three era.
This offense is brutal to watch most the time.

I can't believe the offense is reliant on Joe Johnson crab dribbling for 10 seconds into the paint for floaters and step back jumpers this late in the season.

Wade n Fade
04-13-2016, 11:22 PM
I got what I wanted, no Boston in the 1st round while having home court in the 1st round. Even Toronto in the 2nd round as a possibility = cherry on top. If there is a Heat Raptors series, one of my favorite teams makes the ECFs. Either team can beat the Cavs and LeBron can bolt again!

blade151
04-13-2016, 11:23 PM
Its a shame how much McBob has dropped off. Pre-injury he would have been a great fit, but hasnt done squat since. I was a fan of the signing, not sure what the deal is but yea he pretty much sucks.

Plenty of other options next year.

SteBO
04-14-2016, 12:00 AM
This offense is brutal to watch most the time.

I can't believe the offense is reliant on Joe Johnson crab dribbling for 10 seconds into the paint for floaters and step back jumpers this late in the season.
Not the second half of the season though. We upped our scoring average to 100 PPG after averaging around 94-95 per game. Tonight was a case of Brad Stevens sending hard traps to Dragic, Wade, and JJ and them not reacting well to them at all. That 3rd quarter was just a complete mess, and why Spo had McRoberts playing for 3/4 of that meltdown is something I'm never gonna understand. The guy sucks. When he's open, he pump fakes and drives into the heart of the defense, completely bogging down the offense and throwing everything out of rhythm. He's going to be traded in the offseason (not sure how but he can't stay here, he just can't), so I'm not wasting any more brain matter on his play. And anyway, let's not forget that Miami did more or less everything right in the first half, which I know we can do consistently if we put our minds to it. We should win this upcoming series, but it depends on us really.

WaDe03
04-14-2016, 12:05 AM
Seriously though why not play Wright who can actually shoot in McRoberts place who is there to shoot but can't shoot? Might as well.

AllBall
04-14-2016, 12:17 AM
Seriously though why not play Wright who can actually shoot in McRoberts place who is there to shoot but can't shoot? Might as well.

Wont be happening in the playoffs. Rotation most likely getting cut down to 9 anyways. You live and die by what you go at this point.

flashelement
04-14-2016, 12:24 AM
McRoberts isnt the problem. You just cant have him out there with NON-SCORERS. The game was lost in the 3rd sitting Whitey and Wade. Spo effed up.

WaDe03
04-14-2016, 12:25 AM
Wont be happening in the playoffs. Rotation most likely getting cut down to 9 anyways. You live and die by what you go at this point.

I guess but we have 2 or 3 days of practice until the playoffs let see how he does. He can't be worse than McRoberts honestly.

beasted86
04-14-2016, 01:51 AM
I guess but we have 2 or 3 days of practice until the playoffs let see how he does. He can't be worse than McRoberts honestly.

It wouldn't make sense for Spo to trust Wright over Haslem or Stoudemire at this point though.

If we need an extra power rotation player, its going to be one of those guys getting minutes.

Mr. Baller
04-14-2016, 08:51 AM
Yup a coach who transformed our offense midseason and got us averaging about 100 points per game since the switch with only 2 shooters on the roster and one being a 2nd round rookie is a bad offensive coach. The fact that this roster with no Bosh won 48 games is a miracle.

If I told you we had no Bosh and our bench was the 2 rookies, and Amar'e/UD with McBob and Green both being zeroes you would've thought we missed the playoffs again. We're the 3 seed, just relax.

We suck on 2nd nights of a back to back and it showed again in the 2nd half that they ran out of gas. It sucks and shouldn't happen yeah but it did and turned out for the better for us.

hotdalton18
04-14-2016, 10:44 AM
McRoberts needs to be traded ASAP or they need to just waive him and use the stretch provision on him this summer. If they are forced to waive him, the cap hit should lower down to about $2M which opens up like $4M in cap space. The guy is that bad.

There will be a bunch of decent backup PFs available in free agency: JJ Hickson, Andrew Nicholson, Trevor Booker, Brandon Bass etc. Hell... I honestly wouldn't mind calling up Boozer see if he is fine with a bench role, or Andray Blatche if he wants to play stateside. Whatever the case is, McRoberts cannot be our insurance behind Bosh anymore.

I'm joining team hotdalton18 and even offering to bring back Beasley.

Beasley is scoring crazy in limited minutes

Exactly what we need right now lol