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beasted86
04-14-2016, 08:35 PM
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2016 NBA Playoffs, Round 1


Schedule:

Game 1: Sun April 17 at 5:30PM TNT
Game 2: Wed April 20 at 7:00PM NBA TV
Game 3: Sat April 23 at 5:30PM TNT
Game 4: Mon April 25 at TBD TBD
Game 5*: Wed April 27 at TBD TBD
Game 6*: Fri April 29 at TBD TBD
Game 7*: Sun May 1 at TBD TBD

* = if necessary

naps
04-14-2016, 10:25 PM
First game is the most important game in a series, specially for the home team. I hope we come out focused. We have so many vets on this team, focus shouldnt be a problem.

Dade County
04-14-2016, 11:35 PM
Spo needs to be able to have the foresight to know that Dragic can't stay in front of Kemba. Spo has to the chance to make a key strategic play by starting J Rich.




J Rich, Dragic, Wade, JJ, Whiteside ... For the 1st 4min of the game, then you can bring in Deng...etc

naps
04-15-2016, 01:25 AM
This makes no sense whatsoever. Who is guarding Kemba after 1st 4 mins? Dragic will play more than 30 mins and he will have to guard his man no matter what. Richardson will spend time on Kemba as well in the middle of the game and ofcourse if Kemba goes off but you just can't make a drastic change like this and go so small. We are gonna get crashed on the boards without Deng. He is a brilliant rebounder at 4. JJ aint covering that.

naps
04-15-2016, 03:29 AM
Fun facts:

1. Spo never won a playoff series without LeBron.
2. Charlotte never won a single playoff game in their franchise history (Since inception in 2004).

Slug3
04-15-2016, 09:09 AM
Spo needs to be able to have the foresight to know that Dragic can't stay in front of Kemba. Spo has to the chance to make a key strategic play by starting J Rich.




J Rich, Dragic, Wade, JJ, Whiteside ... For the 1st 4min of the game, then you can bring in Deng...etc

Yeah lets start a rookie over a Vet on a Miami team. Thats never going to happen for that position.

Dade County
04-15-2016, 11:41 AM
It makes since to me.... But i am not Spo.

By doing this, maybe this keeps walker from going off early in the quarter.

Dade County
04-15-2016, 11:46 AM
This makes no sense whatsoever. Who is guarding Kemba after 1st 4 mins? Dragic will play more than 30 mins and he will have to guard his man no matter what. Richardson will spend time on Kemba as well in the middle of the game and ofcourse if Kemba goes off but you just can't make a drastic change like this and go so small. We are gonna get crashed on the boards without Deng. He is a brilliant rebounder at 4. JJ aint covering that.

Deng does help on the boards.

But if we can disrupt their offensive flow early then Miami has a better chance of controlling the game.

beasted86
04-15-2016, 12:04 PM
Deng does help on the boards.

But if we can disrupt their offensive flow early then Miami has a better chance of controlling the game.

So basically you just want to exchange Walker going off, for Marvin Williams wrecking the HEAT like he did in the season series(17 ppg, 6 reb, 50% 3pt) and tire out Johnson having to box him out, and start the game with Wade having to defend a 6'9" wing in Nicolas Batum who can also wreak havoc in the post and with his passing?

Not a smart strategy to me. Williams and Batum are not any sort of push over at all. You're also left with no backup ball handler since you start all 3. If one of those 3 get in early foul trouble it destroys the rotation.

If I was going to make any 'on the fly' adjustment it would be to start Winslow on Batum and bring JJ off the bench. That way one of Wade or Johnson are on the court at all times. This helps because I think Dragić will struggle like he did in the season series (10 ppg, 6 ast).

AllBall
04-15-2016, 12:50 PM
Let's Get It!

WaDe03
04-15-2016, 02:12 PM
I got Heat in 5. I believe the first half the other night was Heat playoff basketball. I think it will be somewhat like the OKC series pretty close games but in the end Wade and the guys get it done.

Dade County
04-15-2016, 02:29 PM
So basically you just want to exchange Walker going off, for Marvin Williams wrecking the HEAT like he did in the season series(17 ppg, 6 reb, 50% 3pt) and tire out Johnson having to box him out, and start the game with Wade having to defend a 6'9" wing in Nicolas Batum who can also wreak havoc in the post and with his passing?

Not a smart strategy to me. Williams and Batum are not any sort of push over at all. You're also left with no backup ball handler since you start all 3. If one of those 3 get in early foul trouble it destroys the rotation.

If I was going to make any 'on the fly' adjustment it would be to start Winslow on Batum and bring JJ off the bench. That way one of Wade or Johnson are on the court at all times. This helps because I think Dragić will struggle like he did in the season series (10 ppg, 6 ast).

I believe Wade and JJ can handle their own no one's going to raise Havoc like how you're trying to say; but i do understand want you mean.

But you are just looking at it one way... I look at it as JJ will get their 4 in foul trouble or just out right score all over them. Also Wade can handle his own.

Also, your suggestion starting Winslow is also a good strategy I just wish winslow was a better spot up shooter.

Mr. Baller
04-15-2016, 02:53 PM
I believe Wade and JJ can handle their own no one's going to raise Havoc like how you're trying to say; but i do understand want you mean.

But you are just looking at it one way... I look at it as JJ will get their 4 in foul trouble or just out right score all over them. Also Wade can handle his own.

Also, your suggestion starting Winslow is also a good strategy I just wish winslow was a better spot up shooter.

Joe's advantage is he is taller and bigger then the guy he is guarding allowing him to post them up, you can't do that if he plays the 4. Plus playing J-Rich in the starting lineup is just a bad idea. We have no backup guard off the bench except for Gerald Green if you do that.

naps
04-15-2016, 02:57 PM
Deng does help on the boards.

But if we can disrupt their offensive flow early then Miami has a better chance of controlling the game.

You have to understand how that affects every other match up at both ends of the floor. Beasted broke it down nicely. And also you are underestimating the importance of rebounds. Missing one rebound is you have one less possession and the other team has one more possession. It's even more important in the playoffs where you dont usually have as many possessions as you have in the regular season. That's a huge swing.

WaDe03
04-15-2016, 03:16 PM
Yea teams get enough extra possessions off of us as it is.

beasted86
04-15-2016, 04:39 PM
I believe Wade and JJ can handle their own no one's going to raise Havoc like how you're trying to say; but i do understand want you mean.

But you are just looking at it one way... I look at it as JJ will get their 4 in foul trouble or just out right score all over them. Also Wade can handle his own.

Also, your suggestion starting Winslow is also a good strategy I just wish winslow was a better spot up shooter.
On the other end its not as if Wade and JJ are quick young guards who run screens and will make those bigger players tired or defend out of their usual position. Marvin and Batum will be very comfortable defending them out on the perimeter. JJ isn't used to playing the 4 and boxing out like that every possession. Also, what happens in transition cross ups or if they need to switch on a pick and roll and Wade is left defending Marvin and trying to box him out?

I get what you're going for but I just don't think the HEAT can pull it off.

Dade County
04-15-2016, 07:44 PM
I'll wait and see about this new Bosh news.

Miami needs to officially put it on record that Bosh will not be playing this season/playoffs and he is shut down.

naps
04-16-2016, 12:16 AM
I thought this Bosh situation was another plot of rigged nba?

archdevil84
04-16-2016, 09:34 AM
the most important thing to me is that we get a consistent focused defensive effort each game. we all know how this team tends to take games off and play super lazy every once in a while. that just cannot happen in the playoffs

Dade County
04-16-2016, 11:07 AM
I thought this Bosh situation was another plot of rigged nba?

Thats why I wrote what I wrote.


Some media heads took Bosh comments that he said to his teammates out of contexts. So I am waiting for the HEAT organization to release an official statement.

I am lol'ing at the timing of this too.

hotdalton18
04-16-2016, 04:41 PM
I know this is

Whiteside, Winslow, Richardson and Webers first playoffs

But has Dragic ever been in the playoffs?

I'm thinking maybe with the rockets but I can't remember

naps
04-16-2016, 07:53 PM
2010, steve nash's backup. He won a game singlehandedly against the Spurs scoring 23 in the 4th, IIRC.

hotdalton18
04-16-2016, 07:57 PM
2010, steve nash's backup. He won a game singlehandedly against the Spurs scoring 23 in the 4th, IIRC.

Oh ok , thanks!

Slug3
04-17-2016, 04:28 PM
Gotta contain Lin and Kemba the best we can. I hope the NBA doesn't start giving Lin Ticky tack fouls cause of that fan made video that says he never gets calls.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 05:43 PM
here we go baby! playoffs!!!

Slug3
04-17-2016, 05:44 PM
Liking Whitesides activity so far. Lots of screens being set and showing a lot on D.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 05:46 PM
JJ already in foul trouble. That could mean we might actually have to see green play. Hope not.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 05:50 PM
charlote has already score 8 lucky points

Slug3
04-17-2016, 05:53 PM
How the hell can that ref call that foul on Wade when he is being blocked from the play? That's one of those where he's assuming a foul happened so just called it.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 05:53 PM
already liking what i'm seeing so far. very active on defense, sharing the ball on offense. we keep this up and this series is in the bag

Slug3
04-17-2016, 06:05 PM
Deng and Whiteside have been nothing short of perfect this quarter.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 06:18 PM
the hornets are taking some terrible shots

Slug3
04-17-2016, 06:24 PM
Whiteside might have the help defense out. But al is working him at the moment on that block.

naps
04-17-2016, 06:26 PM
Keep this energy up. Dont get your feet off the paddle.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 06:27 PM
Damn they are on their way to like 50 FTs tonight.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 06:30 PM
man i swear, the hornets should have 20 points by now. their shots are realy defended wel but theyre making some tough ones

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 06:32 PM
gotta stop fouling

WaDe03
04-17-2016, 06:34 PM
God damn man can we get a call? It's 26-9 on free throws so far.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 06:37 PM
God damn man can we get a call? It's 26-9 on free throws so far.

You can tell Wade is no longer considered a super star to the refs cause he can never get a call.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 06:40 PM
Hey might as well just have them go to the line when they get the ball cause they are calling anything.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 06:46 PM
Did Spo seriously just draw up a play for Green who has been sitting the entire first half?

Slug3
04-17-2016, 06:49 PM
They have shot 17 more FTs than us on our own home court.

HandsOnTheWheel
04-17-2016, 06:49 PM
Just keep Green on the bench.

Wade-a-minute
04-17-2016, 06:50 PM
Great half. Spo's rotations were spot on in the 1st half.

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Wade-a-minute
04-17-2016, 06:52 PM
But I would rather Wright over Green at this point. And sooo glad no McBob so far. Keep it that way.

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SteBO
04-17-2016, 07:00 PM
The refs don't want us playing defense clearly, because how we can obliterate them in paint points and have 17 or so less FTs is both fascinating and a joke. So long as we keep attacking though, we should get more calls to go our way.

WaDe03
04-17-2016, 07:04 PM
Keep it up.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:07 PM
A Wade 3 to start out this half. Lol

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:10 PM
Well after the bad Wade 3 we got right back into gear.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 07:17 PM
1 thing i dont realy like about whiteside is that he ALWAYS flexes when he scores a tough bucket. He realy wants to let everybody know how strong he is

WaDe03
04-17-2016, 07:18 PM
Joe used to be a really good playmaker. Now I'm not sure he even passes lol.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:20 PM
1 thing i dont realy like about whiteside is that he ALWAYS flexes when he scores a tough bucket. He realy wants to let everybody know how strong he is

Meh everyone does it.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:22 PM
Geez these refs are literally calling everything for them.

HandsOnTheWheel
04-17-2016, 07:23 PM
Blatant call discrepancy from the refs but ok.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:26 PM
Blatant call discrepancy from the refs but ok.

You can tell they are trying to not let this game too high. I hate it cause I don't trust us with a big lead. Lol

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:28 PM
Before the all star game I knew we would throw big money at Whoteside but wasn't sure if he deserved it. Since then he has earned it and I think he can be a great player for years to come.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 07:28 PM
i love those momentum plays when the crowd goes crazy. its so awesome

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 07:31 PM
JJ has been quietly very solid

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:32 PM
I think for the rest the series we need to attack Al as he can't seem to move at all at the moment.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:40 PM
Deng is just wrecking them himself.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:42 PM
Looks like the refs need to start making the foul count closer. We are getting a lot of Ticky tack ones now. Lol

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 07:44 PM
deng has been awesome tonight

Wade-a-minute
04-17-2016, 07:51 PM
This has been a Deng near perfect game! Lol

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Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:54 PM
Damn there are no complaints tonight. Even Amare has looked fantastic.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 07:55 PM
what a statement game

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 07:56 PM
Damn there are no complaints tonight. Even Amare has looked fantastic.

the only thing that has looked bad are the refs

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:57 PM
the only thing that has looked bad are the refs

I agree, I just mean on things we can control.

Slug3
04-17-2016, 07:58 PM
Look at Wright getting some action.

WaDe03
04-17-2016, 07:59 PM
Playoff team.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 08:00 PM
by the way, whats the news on TJ? is he gonna be back this playoffs? i read somewhere that he estimated a 70% chance that he wouldve returned before the playoffs and that was like 6 games before the playoffs started. I would expect he's almost ready to return now

Slug3
04-17-2016, 08:01 PM
God I hate Hansbrough.

archdevil84
04-17-2016, 08:02 PM
and ofcourse GG is making sure he's getting his shots up

Dade County
04-17-2016, 08:02 PM
Wright! Lol

Slug3
04-17-2016, 08:03 PM
Well guess we need to find room for Wright in the rotation now. Lol

Slug3
04-17-2016, 08:03 PM
and ofcourse GG is making sure he's getting his shots up

Dude is already trying to shoot before he even checks in. Lol

WaDe03
04-17-2016, 08:07 PM
TJ is almost ready for a return just a matter of time I think. Could be this round.

WaDe03
04-17-2016, 08:08 PM
Get this man Dorell some clock you can already tell he's a sniper.

HandsOnTheWheel
04-17-2016, 08:10 PM
Damn.

I expected a much closer game. Still don't let up and continue this into game 2.

naps
04-17-2016, 08:15 PM
Dorell Wright showed he is exponentially better than Gerald Green. I dont care if it was garbage time or not. Both came in togethet and one was 3-3 for 8 points and the chucker was 0-3 for 0 points.

Wade-a-minute
04-17-2016, 08:30 PM
Dorell Wright showed he is exponentially better than Gerald Green. I dont care if it was garbage time or not. Both came in togethet and one was 3-3 for 8 points and the chucker was 0-3 for 0 points.
For sure. Wright should be the 9th man off the bench. At least until TJ is back. Regardless, this team is DEEP.

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SteBO
04-17-2016, 08:33 PM
I'm always hesitant to overreact to garbage time shot making, but I remember Dorrell Wright playing in Portland & he lead the league 3pt makes that season or the season prior IIRC. Green is streaky shooter. Wright is more of a pure shooter. That difference alone makes Wright more suited for this team.

naps
04-17-2016, 08:45 PM
For sure. Wright should be the 9th man off the bench. At least until TJ is back. Regardless, this team is DEEP.

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No. This team is not. Amare and Winslow played too good tonight. It was a near perfect night for us. You will realize soon that we are not deep at all.

SteBO
04-17-2016, 08:58 PM
Tonight was an enjoyable win, but I sure hope this team doesn't get hung up on it. Game 1 means nothing, if you don't take Game 2. Adjustments will still have to be made. They way we shot the ball tonight can mask any mistakes you made throughout the game. To me, the biggest things we have to sustain is the low turnovers, the paint points, and the defense. These are all things we can control and sustain. I'd also like to see more fair officiating. How the Hornets can have 16 more FT attempts than us with the way we attacked the paint is a joke.

Wade-a-minute
04-17-2016, 09:07 PM
No. This team is not. Amare and Winslow played too good tonight. It was a near perfect night for us. You will realize soon that we are not deep at all.
Don't burst my bubble man... [emoji20]

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AllBall
04-17-2016, 09:18 PM
Great play, great win!

Dorrell Wright, welcome back!

naps
04-18-2016, 01:32 AM
Don't burst my bubble man... [emoji20]

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I am not man. Just saying dont get your hopes up already. We set franchise postseason records in scoring in a quarter and in number of made field goals in a single game. So there is that as for how unique of a game we have had.

hotdalton18
04-18-2016, 02:24 AM
Great win!

Obviously Deng was awesome

Good debut playoff game for Whiteside


And that Winslow eurostep was nasty

naps
04-18-2016, 03:25 AM
I expect Winslow to work on finishing around the rim A LOT this off-season. We would so much better just with a decent improvement on his finishing at the hole.

beasted86
04-18-2016, 05:55 AM
What I love the most about that win is Wade and Johnson only played 26 minutes.

They should be fresh for the next game.

archdevil84
04-18-2016, 07:39 AM
I expect Winslow to work on finishing around the rim A LOT this off-season. We would so much better just with a decent improvement on his finishing at the hole.

i actually think thats one part of his offense that he does decently already. to me, its his shooting and passing out of tough situations that needs work

Wade-a-minute
04-18-2016, 08:53 AM
i actually think thats one part of his offense that he does decently already. to me, its his shooting and passing out of tough situations that needs work
Yearly all-star once he develops a jumper. Has that kind of potential.

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WaDe03
04-18-2016, 11:07 AM
I didn't even notice Kemba or Marvin played lol.

naps
04-18-2016, 12:05 PM
i actually think thats one part of his offense that he does decently already. to me, its his shooting and passing out of tough situations that needs work

His shooting mechanics are so poor it will take years to come around. And his passing is just fine for a rookie wing. His euro step was an encouraging sign because he pretty much always bullies his way to the rim resulting in offensive fouls, and worst is the times he actually makes it to the rim, he cant finish it. He throws it up on the glass hoping it will go in. Now this is something he can improve quickly and the athleticism he has it will be something worth focusing on sooner.

hotdalton18
04-18-2016, 01:22 PM
i actually think thats one part of his offense that he does decently already. to me, its his shooting and passing out of tough situations that needs work

His shooting mechanics are so poor it will take years to come around. And his passing is just fine for a rookie wing. His euro step was an encouraging sign because he pretty much always bullies his way to the rim resulting in offensive fouls, and worst is the times he actually makes it to the rim, he cant finish it. He throws it up on the glass hoping it will go in. Now this is something he can improve quickly and the athleticism he has it will be something worth focusing on sooner.


Winslows been a pretty good finisher this year

It's all about shooting for him

SteBO
04-18-2016, 10:01 PM
Winslow should just go for the dunk when he's on the break.....

naps
04-18-2016, 11:19 PM
Winslows been a pretty good finisher this year

It's all about shooting for him

He is far from pretty good.

archdevil84
04-19-2016, 10:35 AM
He is far from pretty good.

pretty good might be a little too much but i dont think he's bad either. its like naps said, he has some issues getting to the rim because he doesnt realy have any moves (reason why that wade like euro step was so awesome). His shooting is just very inconsistent and needs a lot of practice

beasted86
04-19-2016, 02:26 PM
My grades for Winslow so far (weighted for him being a 19yr old most the year):

Overall scoring: C
Close to rim finishing: C
10ft+ distance shooting: D
Transition decision making + finishing: C
Half court handling/Pick and roll skills: D
Rebounding: B
Off ball movement: A
Overall Defense: A

I think his weakest areas are shooting and half court handling. I think he's improved a lot in transition finishing and decision making. When he started the year he used to plow into guys for offensive fouls. I love his defense and movement off the ball cutting to the rim. He seems to have a knack for getting to those 50/50 balls. I'm overall satisfied and think he will improve a lot over the next 2 years. People need to relax their expectations. He's clearly improved as the season has gone on.

archdevil84
04-19-2016, 09:51 PM
always good to see the celtics getting thrashed. Them getting outscored 7-24 in the first quarter against the hawks almost makes up for that 5 point quarter we had in the last game against them

AllBall
04-20-2016, 10:23 AM
always good to see the celtics getting thrashed. Them getting outscored 7-24 in the first quarter against the hawks almost makes up for that 5 point quarter we had in the last game against them

I'd rather see the Celtics win that series. The Cavs will plow right through the Hawks.

naps
04-20-2016, 02:23 PM
Hawks lack some perimeter defense. Like they dont have anyone to check Kyrie and LeBron. Milsap is their best defender but he is not quick enough to check Bron.

unleashthebeast
04-20-2016, 02:25 PM
I'm not even remotely worried about any of the series on that side of the bracket haha. Focused entirely on Charlotte, and hoping the Pacers Raptors series goes 7 games so that they're tired for us if we make it through.

WaDe03
04-20-2016, 03:12 PM
Hawks have been great lately and they're embarrassing the Celtics so I wouldn't say the Celtics would do more against the Cavs. Their defense has been great and they probably have a sour taste about the Cavs series last year where everyone was banged up. I think they would make the Cavs work harder because they'll have to play hard defense the whole game. Celtics are too banged up right now.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 03:24 PM
Doubt we play as good as we did the other day, but it would be nice. I can assume they won't be as bad either, so really need to put in a solid effort tonight. Would like to see them not get so many calls again.

hotdalton18
04-20-2016, 06:33 PM
Hawks have been great lately and they're embarrassing the Celtics so I wouldn't say the Celtics would do more against the Cavs. Their defense has been great and they probably have a sour taste about the Cavs series last year where everyone was banged up. I think they would make the Cavs work harder because they'll have to play hard defense the whole game. Celtics are too banged up right now.


Celtics are down there best player , easy series for the Hawks

lavilevi23
04-20-2016, 06:46 PM
Celtics are down there best player , easy series for the Hawks

What makes u think Bradley is their best player?

Slug3
04-20-2016, 07:23 PM
Not happy with our defense so far this game.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 07:25 PM
Also these fouls are starting to get a little annoying. I can only assume we will have one or 2 players foul out in their arena with how the refs treat us and them on our own home court.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 07:38 PM
One quarter in and they have already taken 13 more FTs than us. The refs are not even attempting to hide them being biast here.

WaDe03
04-20-2016, 07:41 PM
This ref **** is getting ridiculous.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 07:44 PM
This ref **** is getting ridiculous.

It's not even the lopsided foul calls. I mean we get a clean steal and they call a kick ball.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 07:46 PM
I'm going to assume we go on a little run here and then Whiteside picks up his 3rd foul.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 07:49 PM
I know a lot were upset Whiteside didn't win DPotY award. But his one on one defense is not good.

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 07:49 PM
jefferson is always abusing whiteside

lavilevi23
04-20-2016, 07:52 PM
Put UD in on Al

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 07:53 PM
jefferson is always abusing whiteside

What makes it worst is he can't play more aggressive because they just want to call another foul

Slug3
04-20-2016, 07:55 PM
Someone calls a timeout, both teams runs a play and then another timeout. Lol

naps
04-20-2016, 07:58 PM
Is UD healthy? We need him now. Jefferson is putting on a clinic. Those two early quick fouls on whiteside were too bad. He can't guard Al Jeff now.

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 08:07 PM
Dragic and Deng so nice to see them engaged

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 08:08 PM
its nice and all that were shooting 70% but we need to play much better defense

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 08:11 PM
74% shooting in a half IS realy crazy tho

WaDe03
04-20-2016, 08:12 PM
Wade is ****ing raw. Just straight tearing apart their defense and doing whatever he wants. Everyone is playing good my only complaint is the refs.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 08:13 PM
I mean at least they only got 3 FTs in the second.

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 08:13 PM
As long as they keep this aggressiveness in the 2nd half then we should have this game. Just like game one I don't want to see any let up

SteBO
04-20-2016, 08:17 PM
When are the refs gonna stop neutering our defense? They have 60 points in the first half because of it....Walker and Al Jefferson are the other reasons, but we were too passive defensively because of the fouls.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 08:24 PM
When are the refs gonna stop neutering our defense? They have 60 points in the first half because of it....Walker and Al Jefferson are the other reasons, but we were too passive defensively because of the fouls.

There was 3 fouls where Lin/Walker drove in and there was either no contact or they created it and it should not have been a foul. They are just blowing away at this point and I assume the second half it will be more of the same. There probably were more bad calls but with the camera at bad angles I couldn't tell if they were indeed fouls or bad calls.

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 08:28 PM
ugh it always kind of bugs me off how batums head looks so weird

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 08:44 PM
damn wade is stepping UP

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 08:47 PM
damn wade is stepping UP

Wade is doing what he is supposed to be doing as the leader. When they see Wade playing like this especially for the younger guys you know they want to bring it too.

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 08:51 PM
HOW is that a fcking foul on whiteside?

Slug3
04-20-2016, 08:53 PM
HOW is that a fcking foul on whiteside?

I mean really it is. But when they are holding on every screen I don't see why they would choose to then call that one. But watching how they have gotten the home court calls all series it's not surprising.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 08:59 PM
Batum twists his ankle and they call a stupid foul.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:01 PM
Winslow has games where he can't even make a layup and then games where his shots are so smooth they don't even hit rim.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:02 PM
Right when I praise Winslow he misses a wide open dunk. Lol

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 09:03 PM
Winslow has games where he can't even make a layup and then games where his shots are so smooth they don't even hit rim.

and then he missed a wide open dunk

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 09:07 PM
cant let down here. gotta finish out the game strong

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:10 PM
So how long is Spo going to keep our starters out?

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 09:16 PM
These refs don't want to call anything on the Hornets. Whiteside had to get mauled for a call

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 09:20 PM
i realy hate spencer hawes

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:21 PM
Hopefully we hang on, but Spo should not have waited till the 6 min mark to put the bulk of the starters back in. If a team can blow a 26 point lead then we can blow any lead.

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 09:23 PM
not a good time to take a long contested 2 wade

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:23 PM
7 point lead with 3 to go does not make me comfortable.

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 09:23 PM
They were just waiting to call that loose ball the ref jumped so fast sad.

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:24 PM
You see how mad Walker is that they didn't get one call all game?

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 09:25 PM
wade thrash talking to lee. i love it. its a long time ago i saw wade thrash talk

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 09:26 PM
You see how mad Walker is that they didn't get one call all game?

They were told they would get em. They have damn near double the attempts at the line its crazy for how much we attack the paint. I just want to see Wade and Whiteside close this out

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:28 PM
They were told they would get em. They have damn near double the attempts at the line its crazy for how much we attack the paint. I just want to see Wade and Whiteside close this out

You see Kemba hold Richrdson on that 3 there and no call?

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 09:29 PM
thats probably enough to put this game to rest

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 09:30 PM
You see Kemba hold Richrdson on that 3 there and no call?

Yeah we just have to fight through it. This just worries me for how it's going to be at their home court

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:31 PM
Does Kemba think he ever commits a foul? Lol

Slug3
04-20-2016, 09:33 PM
Yeah we just have to fight through it. This just worries me for how it's going to be at their home court

We have played 2 pretty good games at home and they killed us at FT attempts. It's going to probably be crazy lopsided on their court. But really just need to get one to close it out at our place.

Hardaway Here
04-20-2016, 09:35 PM
We have played 2 pretty good games at home and they killed us at FT attempts. It's going to probably be crazy lopsided on their court. But really just need to get one to close it out at our place.

Yeah that's only reason why I voted it to be over in 5 because being realistic. We can sweep these guys. If the officiating is straight.

archdevil84
04-20-2016, 09:36 PM
nice game from wade. good win. this series is a wrap

AllBall
04-20-2016, 09:41 PM
Tom Haberstroh ‏@tomhaberstroh 3m3 minutes ago

Erik Spoelstra was already through the tunnel before the final buzzer sounded. Ultimate "My work is done here" move.


lol, wut!? Spo on swag tonight

SteBO
04-20-2016, 09:57 PM
nice game from wade. good win. this series is a wrap
Charlotte's been dynamite at home. Nothing's a wrap. If I had to guess, Clifford is probably gonna play Hawes more and start Al Jefferson from the outset in Game 3.

SteBO
04-20-2016, 10:05 PM
Game 3 @Charlotte is gonna be very interesting man. First off, if we can't get any calls on our own home floor, I can only imagine how it'll be up there. Just prepare to be outraged from the get-go guys. Secondly, as well as the rooks have played, the big question is whether or not their play can travel, because road playoff games are nothing to scoff at. Wade, UD, and Deng didn't waste anytime letting the team know that we haven't done anything yet, we just protected home court, like we should. I don't expect the 3s to fall as regularly on the road, so the thing we really have to dig down on is defense. We can't let Kemba Walker go off on us. Al Jefferson might go off anyway since the refs have decided to not let Hassan play defense.

naps
04-20-2016, 11:03 PM
Winning in Charlotte is gonna be extremely difficult for many reasons you guys mentioned above. All I want to see is our team doesn't take its feet off the paddle. This team gives me this odd feeling they take games off. I have seen it enough. Just hope it's not the case in these playoffs. We must play suffocating defense. Oh and we are gonna miss a lot of shots there and I dont wanna see Wade and Joe Johnson take it as a sign for hero balling. keep attacking the baskets if the shots are not falling. Mixing it up will eventually get our offense in the flow. Again, NO HERO BALLING.

WaDe03
04-20-2016, 11:14 PM
Good teams win on the road. We'll be fine.

Dade County
04-20-2016, 11:59 PM
Game 3 @Charlotte is gonna be very interesting man. First off, if we can't get any calls on our own home floor, I can only imagine how it'll be up there. Just prepare to be outraged from the get-go guys.

It will be just like the Orlando game maybe 3 weeks ago, at Orlando.

They will make sure Hornets have a lead, and refs will maintain that throughout the game for them.



Secondly, as well as the rooks have played, the big question is whether or not their play can travel, because road playoff games are nothing to scoff at. Wade, UD, and Deng didn't waste anytime letting the team know that we haven't done anything yet, we just protected home court, like we should. I don't expect the 3s to fall as regularly on the road, so the thing we really have to dig down on is defense. We can't let Kemba Walker go off on us. Al Jefferson might go off anyway since the refs have decided to not let Hassan play defense.

It's a little crazy... Miami is already handy caped without playing with Bosh, what these refs are doing is really pitiful. Whiteside is trying to prove himself, & they are trying their best to minimize his direct output towards the game.

Wade-a-minute
04-21-2016, 12:22 AM
I'm reading that Batum may be done for the series with the ankle injury.

If that's the case, there's no excuse to not at least steal one on the road.

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Dade County
04-21-2016, 01:30 AM
I'm reading that Batum may be done for the series with the ankle injury.

If that's the case, there's no excuse to not at least steal one on the road.

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I agree...

Lets wait on an official comment by the Hornets.

naps
04-21-2016, 02:28 AM
Man it feels awesome to see Winslow draining from midrange after struggling all year on shooting. What a beautiful timing. I know it's just a small sample size but if he can hang on to this in these playoffs, I believe he will become a force on both ends someday. I mean most established star players shrink in their first postseason and to think he is a 20 year old rookie :drool:

And how can I forget about Josh Richardson. He is not just a spot up three point shooter anymore. I saw him shoot from midrange off the dribble. This takes a lot of courage to do, for a rookie, in the playoffs because if you **** it up you know you are gonna hear a lot of things from the staff and seniors players.

Clearly, Wade is doing a lot of mentoring behind the scenes. He doesnt get enough credit for being an incredible leader because he doesnt show it off on the screen like many others. I read stories about people like CP3 and others being leaders but I think Wade along with Duncan are two of the most underrated leaders of this generation. I hope he ages well. His jumpers looked nice this season. I just wish he didnt totally abandon the three point shot from his arsenal. He used to shoot 30%, and with work he could improve it a little more. Even if he didnt improve he should still keep there just to keep defenses a bit more honest. Now everyone knows for sure he wont take it and they back off which makes his drives harder. One of the reasons why he doesnt go to the free throw line as much.

Mr. Baller
04-21-2016, 08:33 AM
The regression to the mean is definitely gonna come at some point, have to win on defense and by dominating in the paint. We've done a great job on Kemba so far and you know he is gonna try and carry the load even more without Batum, gotta to keep containing him

Slug3
04-21-2016, 09:26 AM
Good teams win on the road. We'll be fine.

We haven't been a good road team all year though.

WaDe03
04-21-2016, 10:28 AM
We haven't been a good road team all year though.

We have some solid road wins though. This is the playoffs it's completely different. You only saw this effort from Wade and a few others in big games during the regular season where as now we'll see it every night in the playoffs. They know how important going up 3-0 or 3-1 is and Batum won't play.

Slug3
04-21-2016, 11:06 AM
We have some solid road wins though. This is the playoffs it's completely different. You only saw this effort from Wade and a few others in big games during the regular season where as now we'll see it every night in the playoffs. They know how important going up 3-0 or 3-1 is and Batum won't play.

I would probably expect a game plan change from the Hornets. Ill assume Al will start and Hawes will get more minutes. Both seemed to play good against us.

WaDe03
04-21-2016, 11:35 AM
I would probably expect a game plan change from the Hornets. Ill assume Al will start and Hawes will get more minutes. Both seemed to play good against us.

That's fine I'm sure we're doing all we can to prepare for them. Let Al score all he wants to he can't play and type of D and we scored every single play down the court. Same goes for Hawes I'm not worried about either of them.

Slug3
04-21-2016, 01:58 PM
That's fine I'm sure we're doing all we can to prepare for them. Let Al score all he wants to he can't play and type of D and we scored every single play down the court. Same goes for Hawes I'm not worried about either of them.

Well when our front court gets in foul trouble the first quarter the next game I am sure you will worry about them then.

WaDe03
04-21-2016, 03:33 PM
Well when our front court gets in foul trouble the first quarter the next game I am sure you will worry about them then.

Or when their front court gets in foul trouble I won't. We're up 2-0 no need to be negative you should be happy. Remember when you said a few years back Wade didn't have very many 25+ point games left in his career? He's definitely exceeded expectations and we have him leading a very solid all around team 2 years after losing the best player in the world. I love this team.

hotdalton18
04-21-2016, 05:17 PM
Wade has had his ups and downs this year but he def did more then I expected

Played way more and better then I expected

Hopefully a motivated Wade (with Lebron and possibly a championship series ahead of us) can lead us like he did these last 2 games

WaDe03
04-22-2016, 01:51 PM
The team seems to be having a pretty intense practice today with defense blaring on the speakers to get them ready for the loudness of the arena. Maybe that will also get them to play some defense lol. Let's get at least one of these and close them out in 5 on our home court. 2 wins on the road would be nice and it's doable with arguably their best all around player out but it's the playoffs and I think the home crowd intensity will help them get one against us.

Slug3
04-22-2016, 02:06 PM
Or when their front court gets in foul trouble I won't. We're up 2-0 no need to be negative you should be happy. Remember when you said a few years back Wade didn't have very many 25+ point games left in his career? He's definitely exceeded expectations and we have him leading a very solid all around team 2 years after losing the best player in the world. I love this team.

He really doesn't have many 25+ point games left. It wasn't a negative thing on him, but more of he needs to adapt to not being as quick as he use to be and not being a strong jump shooter. He has at least been great still on the post and on the pick n roll. But saying that it doesnt mean he can't average 20 PPG which for anyone is till good.

I just see a lot of people looking ahead and thinking the Hornets are done when they are a very strong team on their court and we have been pretty shaky lately on the road.

WaDe03
04-22-2016, 04:32 PM
He really doesn't have many 25+ point games left. It wasn't a negative thing on him, but more of he needs to adapt to not being as quick as he use to be and not being a strong jump shooter. He has at least been great still on the post and on the pick n roll. But saying that it doesnt mean he can't average 20 PPG which for anyone is till good.

I just see a lot of people looking ahead and thinking the Hornets are done when they are a very strong team on their court and we have been pretty shaky lately on the road.

You said this a few years ago is what I was pointing out. He's had a lot since then and I'm sure he still has a lot of them left in him. With the way he's currently playing why wouldn't he?

Slug3
04-23-2016, 05:37 PM
You said this a few years ago is what I was pointing out. He's had a lot since then and I'm sure he still has a lot of them left in him. With the way he's currently playing why wouldn't he?

It's been 5 years since he he averaged 25 for a season. That means he hasn't had many 25 point games left. He just really doesn't. I'm not saying they are a blue moon or super rare. But that he doesn't have many left. This year he has had 17 25+ point games out of 74 games that's around 22%. Not horrible but not young Wade. I meant it as he was getting older and will have some slow down and inconsistency. It happens.

Anyway let's go heat.

Slug3
04-23-2016, 05:47 PM
Watching Whiteside guard Al on the blocks I have no idea why he would be upset finishing 3rd for DPoY award. He had to really work on that one on one block D.

Slug3
04-23-2016, 05:50 PM
Well if we win it looks like it's cause of Deng. Lol

Wade n Fade
04-23-2016, 06:10 PM
Yay, we have another FT parade for Charlotte. Those angels don't do anything.

Slug3
04-23-2016, 06:13 PM
Yay, we have another FT parade for Charlotte. Those angels don't do anything.

It's extremely annoying at this point. We can't even play D and they can mug us as they wish. If we were not so hot offensively the first 2 games we would be hurting this series.

Wade n Fade
04-23-2016, 06:18 PM
It's extremely annoying at this point. We can't even play D and they can mug us as they wish. If we were not so hot offensively the first 2 games we would be hurting this series.

Notice how their fans wanted a foul when Zeller lost the ball? I find it extremely hilarious.

Hardaway Here
04-23-2016, 06:37 PM
Whiteside Jawing with Kemba and Hawes. I bet they probably saying they will get him fouled out the game in the 2nd half. Way these refs continue to blow the whistle for em.

Hardaway Here
04-23-2016, 06:41 PM
Hornets fans so surprised we get a foul call they boo at it.

Slug3
04-23-2016, 07:16 PM
Without bosh our D just has not been the same. That's the biggest thing I think we are missing here

Slug3
04-23-2016, 07:22 PM
Well that's game. I mean we have been pretty Bad on the road to end the season so not sure why I expected this to change.

hotdalton18
04-23-2016, 07:25 PM
Refs are ****ing trash

Doesn't help were like the Spurs at home but like the 76ers aways

It's laziness and it's a joke

Slug3
04-23-2016, 07:28 PM
Why do we suck so damn bad on the road? It's crazy to see some other fans think we would sweep this team and then teleport to the ECF just like that. We are horrible on the road. Absolutely horrible.

Hardaway Here
04-23-2016, 07:29 PM
Welp don't like how this is going now we're just missing shots

Slug3
04-23-2016, 07:38 PM
Jekly and Hyde is what we are. With home court I think we could hang with any team. Without home court I don't think we have much a chance. I don't get how bad we are on the road and really the refs were not even as bad as I thought. We are just garbage on the road. Defense is gone and then pure laziness has show up instead of our offense. We are going back to Miami 2-2 and probably the momentum shifted. I can't see us winning any game on the road this playoffs.

WaDe03
04-23-2016, 07:39 PM
Wade wasnt interested tonight and the bench was non existent. This is the game I figured the Hornets would win. I think we take the next 2.

HandsOnTheWheel
04-23-2016, 07:39 PM
Really?

beasted86
04-23-2016, 08:37 PM
Jekly and Hyde is what we are. With home court I think we could hang with any team. Without home court I don't think we have much a chance. I don't get how bad we are on the road and really the refs were not even as bad as I thought. We are just garbage on the road. Defense is gone and then pure laziness has show up instead of our offense. We are going back to Miami 2-2 and probably the momentum shifted. I can't see us winning any game on the road this playoffs.

I agree, but the team can still make adjustments going into game 4 and steal a win on the road.

Whiteside has to keep his composure and watch more film on Jefferson. The HEAT needs to get away from this cross match BS with Wade defending Kaminsky and Deng on Walker. It's idiotic and I have no idea what Spo was thinking there. Deng also absolutely cannot play at Center even for 3-4 minutes.

The first 2 games were cool and all, but how about getting back to basics with the team playing to their strengths. Those first 2 games Miami just hit a lot of jumpers. But the strength of the personnel has always been attacking the paint, cuts to the basket, and turning defense into transition opportunities.

Cut down on turnovers for sure. Get Whiteside the ball in position to finish or get fouled.

SteBO
04-23-2016, 10:12 PM
I agree, but the team can still make adjustments going into game 4 and steal a win on the road.

Whiteside has to keep his composure and watch more film on Jefferson. The HEAT needs to get away from this cross match BS with Wade defending Kaminsky and Deng on Walker. It's idiotic and I have no idea what Spo was thinking there. Deng also absolutely cannot play at Center even for 3-4 minutes.

The first 2 games were cool and all, but how about getting back to basics with the team playing to their strengths. Those first 2 games Miami just hit a lot of jumpers. But the strength of the personnel has always been attacking the paint, cuts to the basket, and turning defense into transition opportunities.

Cut down on turnovers for sure. Get Whiteside the ball in position to finish or get fouled.
Think that was a case of Spo trying to get cute. Kaminsky was a non-factor up to that point, and he wanted to try and exploit offensive mismatches. Thing is, Kaminsky wised up, stopped taking jumpers, and took advantage of it on the offensive end. Spo won't do it again, I'm sure. Turnovers are a problem for this team, and yes Whiteside should be getting around 15-16 shot attempts per game. He's too good inside to get so little opportunities.

naps
04-24-2016, 12:05 AM
I am not deflated. I sort of expected a loss tonight. But I thought it would be a closer game though (which was until we let them go for a something like 18-0 run to end the 3rd). I expect a win in the next game. Cant let them get 2 games in a row without Batum.

Slug3
04-24-2016, 01:11 AM
Think that was a case of Spo trying to get cute. Kaminsky was a non-factor up to that point, and he wanted to try and exploit offensive mismatches. Thing is, Kaminsky wised up, stopped taking jumpers, and took advantage of it on the offensive end. Spo won't do it again, I'm sure. Turnovers are a problem for this team, and yes Whiteside should be getting around 15-16 shot attempts per game. He's too good inside to get so little opportunities.

The thing is we just don't have anything for Whiteside on the inside this moment. If it's not a lob or put back we almost never give him the ball. But I agree. Especially with Al on him we need to just dump him the ball and see what he has learned.

beasted86
04-24-2016, 02:06 AM
The thing is we just don't have anything for Whiteside on the inside this moment. If it's not a lob or put back we almost never give him the ball. But I agree. Especially with Al on him we need to just dump him the ball and see what he has learned.

Whiteside is still pretty robotic in the post though. He just has "practiced moves". What I'm saying is I don't see him actually read what the post defenders are doing to him and react off of that. No, instead its as if the defender is a mannequin or he is in practice doing the same drop step spin and hook most the time.

It would be nice if he had some head fakes or up and under moves, as well as passing skills to swing the ball when he feels the double coming, or pivot back the other direction and hook with the other hand.

If he worked a little harder on getting deep post position it would help also. He should be able to seal Zeller and Hawes deep under the basket, he should be stronger than everyone except Jefferson.

WaDe03
04-24-2016, 11:39 AM
I am not deflated. I sort of expected a loss tonight. But I thought it would be a closer game though (which was until we let them go for a something like 18-0 run to end the 3rd). I expect a win in the next game. Cant let them get 2 games in a row without Batum.

Exactly it's hard to beat a good team every time and I agree we'll win the next game and I believe well close it out at home. Next game well need Wade in attack mode from the start and we need something from Joe and Dragic. If Deng and Whiteside can keep it up it'll be a win.

I also agree with everyone that Whiteside needs more touches but I would feel a lot more comfortable with it if his post moves looked more fluid. Every move he has seems to be in slow motion and a borderline travel. He'll be able to catch turn and do his little hook shot though over anyone they have so we should do that.

WaDe03
04-24-2016, 11:46 AM
Also if anyone's feeling discouraged just remember the Mavs got smacked by 40 one night then won the next game, both on the road. We just need to make adjustments and have guys step up.

lavilevi23
04-24-2016, 01:57 PM
Now they're saying Batums ankle is much better and he could be back as soon as next game... Time to see what our team is really made of.

naps
04-24-2016, 05:30 PM
It's not convenient to throw the ball to Whiteside, just not suited for our offense where we are trying to play faster than the opposition. As soon as he receives the ball everything becomes predictable and it becomes a make or miss by him while the rest of the offense turns stagnant. Now if he was better passer off of double teams and/or if he had court vision for quick passes, then it would be a different story. But I would still give him the ball a little more since he is a good free throw shooter for his position and might as well get Al Jeff as many fouls as possible.

hotdalton18
04-25-2016, 12:29 AM
It's not convenient to throw the ball to Whiteside, just not suited for our offense where we are trying to play faster than the opposition. As soon as he receives the ball everything becomes predictable and it becomes a make or miss by him while the rest of the offense turns stagnant. Now if he was better passer off of double teams and/or if he had court vision for quick passes, then it would be a different story. But I would still give him the ball a little more since he is a good free throw shooter for his position and might as well get Al Jeff as many fouls as possible.

Def needs the ball more

AllBall
04-25-2016, 10:11 AM
Hope the Heat players looked at the result of last night's Boston game. It's a telling warning how quickly a series can end up 2-2.

naps
04-25-2016, 12:27 PM
Whiteside is a game time decision. I think they are thinking about MacBob against Kaminsky. Not sure how I feel about this.

WaDe03
04-25-2016, 12:58 PM
Whiteside will play I think. He was smiling the whole time they were asking and said he's hopeful to play. Batum is out. Also they're saying there's a good chance TJ will be back by either game 6 or game 1 of our next series if we close them out in 5.

lavilevi23
04-25-2016, 01:15 PM
Im really excited to see what TJ will do when he gets back

Slug3
04-25-2016, 02:02 PM
So who's minutes does TJ get then?

Whiteside
Deng
JJ
Wade
Dragic

Winslow
Richardson
Amare

That for the most part seem to look at our rotation going forward. I assume TJ would get some of the wing minutes then?

beasted86
04-25-2016, 04:47 PM
So who's minutes does TJ get then?

Whiteside
Deng
JJ
Wade
Dragic

Winslow
Richardson
Amare

That for the most part seem to look at our rotation going forward. I assume TJ would get some of the wing minutes then?

Expand the rotation and give him some of Winslow's minutes. Hopefully he can still hit jumpers at a higher rate than him.

Ideally we needed more front court help for an upgrade over McRoberts and Haslem, but I'll take an upgrade player over Green as well.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 05:02 PM
We can't be having Wade and the smaller guards on Frank tonight. Spo cannot let that happen. I don't really want McRoberts to play so maybe we might need to give UD 10 minutes or so on him tonight.

naps
04-25-2016, 05:31 PM
While this is a great news about Tyler Johnson returning from injury, I am a bit skeptical about how he fits into the rotation now in the middle of postseason specially him being out for so long and our back court has been set playing together for months now. I wouldn't mind having him out there instead of green though. But then again green doesn't play any meaningful minutes.

beasted86
04-25-2016, 06:50 PM
While this is a great news about Tyler Johnson returning from injury, I am a bit skeptical about how he fits into the rotation now in the middle of postseason specially him being out for so long and our back court has been set playing together for months now. I wouldn't mind having him out there instead of green though. But then again green doesn't play any meaningful minutes.
What concerns me the most is he hasn't been able to shoot 3s until very recently.

Last interview he was in a few weeks ago I remember him saying the doctors didn't allow him to shoot long distance shots.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 07:09 PM
What concerns me the most is he hasn't been able to shoot 3s until very recently.

Last interview he was in a few weeks ago I remember him saying the doctors didn't allow him to shoot long distance shots.

I don't think he plays at all this post season unless others get injured. He's not a super star that can just get thrown into the rotation and help out.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 07:14 PM
I'm ready for Dragic to be pulled already.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 07:15 PM
Man we run like no plays for JJ anymore.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 07:21 PM
I literally just watch Lin lower his shoulder and try and run over Wade and bounce off and get the call. All by him initiating the contact.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 07:36 PM
Here come those phantom fouls again. I don't get how Wade hasn't fouled out half their team.

Mr. Baller
04-25-2016, 07:40 PM
I really think we should play McBob over Amar'e at this point. Amar'e is not a good matchup in this series.

WaDe03
04-25-2016, 07:41 PM
My god can we please get a fair whistle one game?

archdevil84
04-25-2016, 07:47 PM
gotta win this game

Slug3
04-25-2016, 07:48 PM
Whiteside has been getting exposed on the D end this whole series.

2-15's4-22's
04-25-2016, 07:53 PM
Can someone explain to me how we have the best shot blocker in the NBA but they continue to get buckets in the paint? But its like we cant get anything in the paint...

Slug3
04-25-2016, 07:55 PM
Can someone explain to me how we have the best shot blocker in the NBA but they continue to get buckets in the paint? But its like we cant get anything in the paint...

Are you not watching the game? Whiteside at this point is ONLY good at blocks. His one on one D is horrible and an old Al has been taking him to school. Whiteside can sure block shots and be a good help defender, but he can't defend on the post.

WaDe03
04-25-2016, 07:58 PM
Lmao

Slug3
04-25-2016, 07:58 PM
I can tell his game is going to be a loss. Reason is because we hit a few 3s and now we can't seem to get away from taking them.

naps
04-25-2016, 07:58 PM
Offense has gone south again....

WaDe03
04-25-2016, 07:59 PM
Cheating *** refs lol

archdevil84
04-25-2016, 07:59 PM
wtf are they doing

WaDe03
04-25-2016, 07:59 PM
I've never seen anything like this for a series with a team getting so much of the benefit of the whistle.

archdevil84
04-25-2016, 08:01 PM
holy **** stop taking threes. this is almost like the all star game

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:01 PM
Just keep jacking up 3s guys. Just make it easy for them.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:03 PM
Whiteside pretty much looks like he has checked out mentally this game.

archdevil84
04-25-2016, 08:03 PM
every hornets player at this moment can drive to the rim. if they somehow summoned shaq to their team even he could easily drive to the basket. our defense is horrible

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:05 PM
every hornets player at this moment can drive to the rim. if they somehow summoned shaq to their team even he could easily drive to the basket. our defense is horrible

Well with us taking crappy shots and doing turnover after turnover we won't get a chance to even set our D yo. So our stupid offensive decisions is affecting the D.

naps
04-25-2016, 08:05 PM
I dont care about officiating. The way we have been letting them on giant runs past two games tells me we dont deserve these games.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:06 PM
Is Whiteside even trying anymore? I fee like we should just sit him and let UD play.

lavilevi23
04-25-2016, 08:06 PM
Hard to watch

lavilevi23
04-25-2016, 08:08 PM
How was that a foul on hassan? Omg

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:10 PM
How was that a foul on hassan? Omg

The refs are the least crappy things tonight.

2-15's4-22's
04-25-2016, 08:11 PM
Is Whiteside even trying anymore? I fee like we should just sit him and let UD play.

Good call

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:13 PM
Good call

I don't know why, but sometimes when Whiteside doesn't get the ball or is playing bad he hit mentally checks way out.

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:15 PM
Well the 3rd has usually been our bad quarters all year. So hopefully someone lights a fire under this team or this game will be over in the next 5 minutes.

2-15's4-22's
04-25-2016, 08:16 PM
I don't know why, but sometimes when Whiteside doesn't get the ball or is playing bad he hit mentally checks way out.

Thats what frustrates me with him, and honestly I dont think he is good enough to feed him the ball.

archdevil84
04-25-2016, 08:18 PM
i'm hoping UD is giving one of his motivational speeches like he did earlier this year. right now everybody looks like they dont give a ****

WaDe03
04-25-2016, 08:18 PM
Guess we'll have to win all of our home games. We need Batum to come back for them I guess.

beasted86
04-25-2016, 08:21 PM
HEAT need to have a great 3rd quarter.

Wade and Johnson need to step it up.

beasted86
04-25-2016, 08:25 PM
Whiteside with only 4 shots is a problem also.

2-15's4-22's
04-25-2016, 08:26 PM
Richardsons high 3 point shooting percentage is starting to even itself out, hopefully he can pick it up that would be a huge lift.

2-15's4-22's
04-25-2016, 08:35 PM
Jesus christ man put mcroberts in to see if we can get more ball movement.

archdevil84
04-25-2016, 08:35 PM
how many times have we came back from 10 or more points behind this year? i can only remember the rockets game early in the season

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:35 PM
Whiteside with only 4 shots is a problem also.

Because he's slacking and mopping on both ends.

Wade-a-minute
04-25-2016, 08:35 PM
Hassan looks confused, clumsy, and flat out awkward on the court. Freaking ridiculous!

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archdevil84
04-25-2016, 08:36 PM
lol they talk about limiting turnovers at halftime and then we turn the ball over 3 times in the first 4 posessions

Slug3
04-25-2016, 08:36 PM
how many times have we came back from 10 or more points behind this year? i can only remember the rockets game early in the season

That's pretty much game and they have all the momentum going into next game. They win that then the series is over.