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Can the Heat win it all?

Postby alcoholica » Sun May 19, 2013 1:28 am

What I have heard over and over again is that the Heat are susceptible to tough teams with solid interior play. This doesn't surprise me as Chris Bosh is one of the most overrated players in recent history (yes, I know he's not a Center, but he's not a SF either). Chicago played them tough and had some close games while being 3 starters short. Now the Heat will have to play a tough Indiana team, and then the winner of Spurs/Grizzlies who are both tough inside.

So the question is, can the Heat survive the gauntlet of Bulls, Pacers, and Gizzlies/Spurs? That will be 3 series full of physical play against teams whose strength is inside play.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby rogdochar » Sun May 19, 2013 7:07 am

All ain't at stake, is it ?
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby phideltgator » Sun May 19, 2013 8:06 am

A year ago Chris Bosh was sidelined battling an abdominal injury instead of the Pacers. Now Chris can have rage on the court. Spo says Chris is our most important player. I will be going to Heat camp to make sure he is on his game, they need me to be there.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby gatorJ » Sun May 19, 2013 9:18 am

Lebron is the best player on the floor in every game. They have a rotation of bigs to apply constant physical disruption in Haslem, the birdman, and Bosh. They have three point specialists in Mike Miller, Ray Allen, and Battier. They have Wade who (when healthy) is a top 5 player. They are weak at PG although Cole is quietly coming into his own with the knack for big shots. Btw, Wade and Lebron are lock down defenders and Lebron may be he most versatile defender to ever lace them up.

They seem to be an awful lot like the Bulls in the 90s. Except instead of a dominant rebounding Forward like Rodman, they have a versatile Forward in Bosh who is more like Horace Grant in the first three peat.

I think that this team has a three peat in its sights at a minimum.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby WobbleGator » Sun May 19, 2013 9:51 am

Heat ain't winning it this year.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby phideltgator » Sun May 19, 2013 10:00 am

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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby phideltgator » Sun May 19, 2013 10:05 am

gatorJ wrote:Lebron is the best player on the floor in every game. They have a rotation of bigs to apply constant physical disruption in Haslem, the birdman, and Bosh. They have three point specialists in Mike Miller, Ray Allen, and Battier. They have Wade who (when healthy) is a top 5 player. They are weak at PG although Cole is quietly coming into his own with the knack for big shots. Btw, Wade and Lebron are lock down defenders and Lebron may be he most versatile defender to ever lace them up.

They seem to be an awful lot like the Bulls in the 90s. Except instead of a dominant rebounding Forward like Rodman, they have a versatile Forward in Bosh who is more like Horace Grant in the first three peat.

I think that this team has a three peat in its sights at a minimum.


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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby WobbleGator » Sun May 19, 2013 10:18 am

If the Pacers don't end them, then the Spurs or Grizzlies will.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby phideltgator » Sun May 19, 2013 10:53 am

The only game that matters for the Heat is the next one.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby GatorInKnox » Sun May 19, 2013 11:19 am

Can the heat win it all? Of course they can. Not sure if they will or not but they definitely can. I have a really hard time seeing anyone beating them 4 times though.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby Class of '78 » Sun May 19, 2013 11:58 am

Of course the Heat can win it all. Will they? If none of the starter goes down with injury, most likely. All the parts are in place. LeBron is the first guy since Magic who can dominate all five positions, Bosh consistently knocks down midrange shots, Haslem does the dirty work inside and Wade when he's Wade is still one of the best 2s in the game. Problem with Wade is, he's getting increasingly worn down from NBA mileage.

The thing that really made Miami dangerous this year was the addition of Allen. LeBron, Wade and Bosh command great attention anytime they get the ball. When they're covered, no prob. Just kick the ball out to Allen, who's virtually automatic from the stripe when he's open.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby Slevin » Sun May 19, 2013 1:49 pm

I thought the Heat would be back to back champs, but having a hard time putting away a Bulls team that didn't have their top 3 players, and a group that was utterly exhausted, kinda makes me wonder. The Grizzlies are playing lights out, and the Spurs, if they win the West, would be my pick to win it all. The Heat are legit and not trying to take anything away from them, but winning it back to back is tough and Lebron is no Kobe or Jordan
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby GatorInKnox » Sun May 19, 2013 1:58 pm

Slevin wrote:I thought the Heat would be back to back champs, but having a hard time putting away a Bulls team that didn't have their top 3 players, and a group that was utterly exhausted, kinda makes me wonder. The Grizzlies are playing lights out, and the Spurs, if they win the West, would be my pick to win it all. The Heat are legit and not trying to take anything away from them, but winning it back to back is tough and Lebron is no Kobe or Jordan


It happens all the time when players are out. It's really hard to get emotionally ready knowing the other team is short handed. The Heat beat the Spurs earlier this year in San Antonio without Wade, LeBron, or Chalmers. Are the Heat better than the Spurs without those 3? Absolutely not. Winning a series in 5 isn't exactly having trouble either.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby Slevin » Sun May 19, 2013 2:02 pm

GatorInKnox wrote:
Slevin wrote:I thought the Heat would be back to back champs, but having a hard time putting away a Bulls team that didn't have their top 3 players, and a group that was utterly exhausted, kinda makes me wonder. The Grizzlies are playing lights out, and the Spurs, if they win the West, would be my pick to win it all. The Heat are legit and not trying to take anything away from them, but winning it back to back is tough and Lebron is no Kobe or Jordan


It happens all the time when players are out. It's really hard to get emotionally ready knowing the other team is short handed. The Heat beat the Spurs earlier this year in San Antonio without Wade, LeBron, or Chalmers. Are the Heat better than the Spurs without those 3? Absolutely not. Winning a series in 5 isn't exactly having trouble either.


The Bulls legit had 6-7 healthy players. I just think it should have gotten easier and it never really did.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby WobbleGator » Sun May 19, 2013 2:38 pm

Well the four teams left all play above average defense so I believe any of them could win.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby I Have No Friends :( » Sun May 19, 2013 2:39 pm

WobbleGator wrote:Well the four teams left all play above average defense so I believe any of them could win.


Really going out on a limb there :lol:
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby WobbleGator » Sun May 19, 2013 2:42 pm

I Have No Friends :( wrote:
WobbleGator wrote:Well the four teams left all play above average defense so I believe any of them could win.


Really going out on a limb there :lol:

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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby GatorInKnox » Sun May 19, 2013 3:08 pm

Slevin wrote:
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Slevin wrote:I thought the Heat would be back to back champs, but having a hard time putting away a Bulls team that didn't have their top 3 players, and a group that was utterly exhausted, kinda makes me wonder. The Grizzlies are playing lights out, and the Spurs, if they win the West, would be my pick to win it all. The Heat are legit and not trying to take anything away from them, but winning it back to back is tough and Lebron is no Kobe or Jordan


It happens all the time when players are out. It's really hard to get emotionally ready knowing the other team is short handed. The Heat beat the Spurs earlier this year in San Antonio without Wade, LeBron, or Chalmers. Are the Heat better than the Spurs without those 3? Absolutely not. Winning a series in 5 isn't exactly having trouble either.


The Bulls legit had 6-7 healthy players. I just think it should have gotten easier and it never really did.


True but it's almost a mental hurdle to me. I don't care who's playing for the Celtics on any given night, the Heat will manage to keep that game close.

They've went 45-3 over their last 48 games I believe. That hasn't been against the best schedule but the Spurs, Thunder, Grizzlies, Lakers, Clippers, Celtics, Knicks, Bulls, etc. we're all included in that mix. It's not like they've played Charlotte every night. Any team that goes 45-3 is obviously very solid.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby Class of '78 » Sun May 19, 2013 4:07 pm

Slevin wrote:I thought the Heat would be back to back champs, but having a hard time putting away a Bulls team that didn't have their top 3 players, and a group that was utterly exhausted, kinda makes me wonder. The Grizzlies are playing lights out, and the Spurs, if they win the West, would be my pick to win it all. The Heat are legit and not trying to take anything away from them, but winning it back to back is tough and Lebron is no Kobe or Jordan


I'm not sure I'd describe a 4-1 series win as struggling. They were a little rusty waiting around to see who would win the Nets-Bulls series, and I think it took them awhile to adjust to Chicago's physical play. But, otherwise, the Heat cruised through the series.
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Re: Can the Heat win it all?

Postby itsgr82baflagator » Sun May 19, 2013 5:16 pm

phideltgator wrote:A year ago Chris Bosh was sidelined battling an abdominal injury instead of the Pacers. Now Chris can have rage on the court. Spo says Chris is our most important player. I will be going to Heat camp to make sure he is on his game, they need me to be there.

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