2013 Playoffs

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  1. LA Dre

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    Only the Heat bandwagon folks would call this an upset if the Spurs win.....however if the Spurs sweep these home games, then most would concur.

    Still early but we can speculate if the Spurs take this in 5 or 6, will Lebron get a pass this time and blame falls on Wade or Bosh?

    Parker has potential series ending hammy to deal with so that could affect the series outcome.
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    Wade looks like he's dragging an anchor around the court.
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    Classic close-up shot of Spolestra sitting there on the bench all stoic toward the end of the game as Danny Green hit what seemed to be his 30th 3-pointer in a row.
    The slow-motion camera shot showed coach Spo' sitting perfectly still with only his eyes moving as they followed the ball from Green's hand to the splash of the net; ...finishing with a classic 'eye roll'.

    This series is far from over but man it was sure fun to see the Heat get their butts kicked last night!
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    That's not an anchor, that's his ego.
    I don't think that Wade thought through the whole "big 3" concept enough before helping to recruit LeBron to come to Miami. Wade's body language is terrible and inexcusable for someone being paid the kind of jack that that guy is making.
    He's obviously frustated about his knee and ...ok, that's cool - I get that.
    He also seems pretty frustated that the Heat are now LeBron's team and he's now a second fiddle dude along with Bosh.
    D-Wade will be playing in Chicago in two years
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    I don't know if it's been called this way all year, but the playoffs have seen, to me, a marked change in officiating. Wade and James are not getting the calls they were getting five years ago. Defenders are allowed to defend. Wade is not adjusting to it well. Without those calls he's an average slashing guard without much of an outside game. And as the years passed he's stopped the super collider act.
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    Miami tries the same strategy as game 2. They just didn't expect role players to score like 80 points.
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    Every single guy on the Spurs is a role player.

    Pop > Phil Jackson
    ...feel free to discuss.
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    Parker's situation is probably going to decide this series.

    This was a blowout due to the ridiculous number of three pointers, but the Spurs would've won this one no matter what. Leonard is fast becoming an amazing player.
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    Who would have thunk that Duncan, Mano and Parker would combine for 25 points and the Spurs would win by 36??

    Two of the Heat starters, Chalmers and Haslem didn't even score.

    It's been awhile since either team has lost two in a row...so Thursdays game now becomes the pivotal game of the series....what a cliche!!
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    Dre, you've got your clichés crossed. The even number games are "must-win" games. The odd number games are the pivotal games. This one's a must win.
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    It is must win game for the Heat, but it is also a pivotal game for the series because if they lose, it will be the first time they have lost two in a row in months and they probably wouldn't come back from a 3-1 deficit....
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    I still watch Durant go and shoot 20+ free throws a game. Nobody complains about that.

    Wade is just injured and old.
  14. Ernie the Slow Adult

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    I think this is the best the games have been called "superstar" wise in quite awhile.

    I think the refs have let a lot of body contact go on drives. If anything I think defensive players are getting away with fouling. This seems more in line with how FIBA and NCAA games are called.

    It probably helped that the C's went out early so there was no Danny Crawford/D Wade v the Celts games.
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    I couldn't watch last night game, I had an important exam this morning but this series is really promising!! I expect this to go to a game 7!

    What Popovich is doing is incredible..
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    The first team that wins two in a row probably wins the series. ....then again the Heat could win Sunday and still lose the series ....if the Spurs win the two on the road in South Beach.

    Seems like the fans still hate Lebron, but the NBA media who crowned the King still loves him and I still think they want a Heat repeat., especially those dudes on ESPN..
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    Popovich is definitely a better coach than Spoelstra, but Spo just has better athletes, and even John Kuester could coach them to the finals.

    The Heat big three score 85 points tonight....The Spurs big three have been reduced to a half injured TP and semi old TD and a really old Manu.

    The Spurs bench was much more effective, than the Heat, but with Manu missing jumpers the Spurs starters could not keep up with the Miami trio.
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    Miami played well tonight. Bosh played more the lunch pale type game as he did last year against OKC.

    2 days off before a Y-U-G-E game 5 on Sunday.
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    Ginobili with -22 in that +/- thing... He is really playing bad...
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    I didn't realize that Dwyane Wade still played for Miami.
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