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Old 12-02-2012, 05:31 PM   #16
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Default Re: Let's Be Honest, the Heat are Lucky to Play in the East

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All they have to go through are the senior Celtics, Rose-less Bulls, dumb Knicks and a team where Joe chucking Johnson is your best player.

The Heat are lucky to play in the East. The Clippers, Grizzlies and Spurs would all dominate them in a 7 game series in the playoffs. Hell even the Mavs might take them in 7.

The Thunder are better than all of them, and the Heat mopped the floor with the Thunder.

F outta here.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #17
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Lockout seasons over. "Contenders" have used the full offseason to get the teams they truly want into place...there's some injuries like Rose, Bynum and Amare, but the idea that the Heat have a clear path to the finals are over.

Last year I think they kinda did. The Celtics were the only team capable of upsetting them, and that's what it would've been. The Pacers are a joke if you consider them as anything more than a 50 win 2nd round speed bump. This year, I feel differently. We'll see if the Bulls can put it together when they get healthy, but I feel the 2 New York teams are built quite well to give the Heat all the trouble they can ask for....Philadelphia too. More than enough talent on the perimeter to play with the Heat's smalls on both ends, but big men and point guard play to exploit their weaknesses.

I don't like the idea for the Heat to go small. I don't see the move they could make to fix that decision. Do I think they could win the title again? Yes, but it would be far more impressive run to the finals this year over last.

They've become a team that struggles on the boards, very reliant on turnovers, transition buckets, and 3s, and have regressed defensively.

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Old 12-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #18
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The Thunder are better than all of them, and the Heat mopped the floor with the Thunder.

F outta here.

Unfortunately that's not how basketball works wise guy. Clippers, Grizzlies, Spurs and Mavs all have significant advantages and matchup problems for the Heat.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:34 PM   #19
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Let's be honest, this thread is retarded.

Says the Pau Gasoft fan and guy who has the word "Special" in his username.
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:36 PM   #20
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Who exactly is the competion in the East? Not gonna lie the Heat got it easy in their conference. Not like they can control that tho
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:41 PM   #21
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Says the Pau Gasoft fan and guy who has the word "Special" in his username.

That's your comeback?
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:43 PM   #22
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Says the Pau Gasoft fan and guy who has the word "Special" in his username.

Ether
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:00 PM   #23
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Default Re: Let's Be Honest, the Heat are Lucky to Play in the East

Heat would still beat any team in the west in a 7 game series.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:07 PM   #24
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You're from Masachusetts, a Gortat fan by the looks of it, but you're a Heat fan. Get your mind right, bandwagoner.

And I think Memphis and SA can go 7 games with Miami easily. Easily.
Who are u to call someone a bandwagoner when you are a rocket fan turned okc fan.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #25
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Unfortunately that's not how basketball works wise guy. Clippers, Grizzlies, Spurs and Mavs all have significant advantages and matchup problems for the Heat.

"Matchup problems" were the same thing Boston and Chicago fans said they had over Miami and look at what happened to that.

And if the Spurs and Grizzlies weren't good enough to get to the Finals last year, that is their own problem and not Miami's.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:15 PM   #26
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Default Re: Let's Be Honest, the Heat are Lucky to Play in the East

Let's Be Honest, the West is Lucky the Heat Play in the East
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:16 PM   #27
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Shouldn't have to do this but:



That the NBA title dair, not the ECF.

they gave up first game then swept the Western Conference Champion pretty emphatically.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:37 PM   #28
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Lockout seasons over. "Contenders" have used the full offseason to get the teams they truly want into place...there's some injuries like Rose, Bynum and Amare, but the idea that the Heat have a clear path to the finals are over.

Last year I think they kinda did. The Celtics were the only team capable of upsetting them, and that's what it would've been. The Pacers are a joke if you consider them as anything more than a 50 win 2nd round speed bump. This year, I feel differently. We'll see if the Bulls can put it together when they get healthy, but I feel the 2 New York teams are built quite well to give the Heat all the trouble they can ask for....Philadelphia too. More than enough talent on the perimeter to play with the Heat's smalls on both ends, but big men and point guard play to exploit their weaknesses.

I don't like the idea for the Heat to go small. I don't see the move they could make to fix that decision. Do I think they could win the title again? Yes, but it would be far more impressive run to the finals this year over last.

They've become a team that struggles on the boards, very reliant on turnovers, transition buckets, and 3s, and have regressed defensively.


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Old 12-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #29
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They beat the best team in the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:40 PM   #30
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Shouldn't have to do this but:



That the NBA title dair, not the ECF.

they gave up first game then swept the Western Conference Champion pretty emphatically.

not really the point. They only had to go through one decent team last year. All the teams that match up with them are in the West. They don't have to go through talented teams with different playstyles like the WCF. Playing in the West you have to go through at least two of OKC/LAL/LAC/SAS/Memphis. That is a lot different from playing the old Celtics or Roseless Bulls.
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