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|May-24-13|| ||perfidious: <SF>: No getting away from it, Howard is a monster, but the care-and-feeding routine he needs is sad.|
Hadn't heard anything about him going to the Bay Area-the rumour was Houston as a possible stopover. That would make Rockets formidable.
|May-24-13|| ||Strongest Force: Jerry West has been talking about Howard a good amount this past week. We know West now works for Warriors. Maybe West has talked to Dwight?|
|May-24-13|| ||plang: <Strongest Force: Word on street is that D. Howard is leaning towards going to Golden State which might make them the team to beat in the west.>|
I am a Rockets fan and I hope he goes to GS rather than the Rockets - I want nothing to do with him. There is a lot more than talent needed to be a good NBA player. I understand he had some past success but right now I don't trust him to fit into a team framework.
|May-24-13|| ||Strongest Force: I understand, Plang. :)
Many are starting to wonder if game-2 will be chippy tonight in Heat-Pacers. As I said before: somebody is going to get hurt.
|May-24-13|| ||perfidious: Howard being pursued by the other Texas team?
|May-24-13|| ||Strongest Force: Spurs standing tall 97-93. Superman LeBron must fly even higher.|
|May-24-13|| ||bubuli55: You mean the Pacers?
George shot down the Birdman :)
If Heat wants to get back in the series, Ray Allen has to shoot 3s.
Too big. Too strong.
|May-25-13|| ||HeMateMe: The Bronies go down! 1-1. This one might go seven, two very tight games, so far.|
|May-25-13|| ||HeMateMe: Miami Heat player "the Birdman"
Birdman won't play forever. He'll need to get a job, work, after his playing days. We need to help him. Let's start a top ten list of jobs that Birdman can do, after his career ends:
1. restaurant maitre'd. Preferably at an "old money" place, like New York's upper east side or Boston's Beacon Hill. St. Pete or Boca is good, too.
2. School nurse. Some job training required, but look--your kid goes in there, scared of needles. He sees birdman--who'se scarier, the needle or Birdman?
3. Flight attendant. The guy next to you has B.O., the kid behind you has a noisy video game--you gonna complain, with the Birdman hovering? He'll keep everyone grounded, even while in the air. Terrorists will think twice.
|May-25-13|| ||Strongest Force: Thx for the correction, bb55, it was past my bedtime. :) The Heat could easily be down 2-0. However LeBron is a most amazing player and he can carry a team when he feels he need to.|
|May-25-13|| ||SugarDom: It was 84-81 from the bus i'm riding this morning, so Pacers won this.|
|May-25-13|| ||Strongest Force: The Pacers play "powerball" with big strong players constantly moving towards the hoop. Their surprising 3's are like daggers to the heart. It is all of these attributes vs the one-man-gang known as Lebron. This makes Lebron's task seem like Atlas holding up the world.|
|May-25-13|| ||bubuli55: Heat looks tentative the first two games. Could be the pressure of keeping the home court advantage. Coach Spoelstra is now forced to make adjustments. He doesn't have too many options. I say this LeBron is who we have seen in Cleveland. He is trying to carry the Heat by himself. Designed by Spoelstra? I don't know. But they need Allen, Battier, Chalmers hitting 3s. |
Larry O'Brien goes to the Pacers. Too big. Too strong.
Oh there's that Grizz - Spurs series. These Spurs go where Parker goes. The Grizz should take note how the Lakers stopped Parker's penetrations. They talked about putting him on his back. Hard. It was just talk but that made Tony think twice before going inside. The Lakers doubled him at the top. That's why Tony developed his outside jumpers. Let him shoot jumpers. Penetrations are worse.
Grizz need to feed Z-Bo some caliente Tabasco :)
|May-25-13|| ||bubuli55: Strongest Force. We are watching the games on the same row. :)|
|May-25-13|| ||Strongest Force: Bb55, you are right about Heat needing others to step up and hit shots but perhaps the Pacer's perimeter D is too good(?). Anyhow, the heat need those 3's because they ain't getting squat on the inside unless LeBron does one of his Superman tricks.|
|May-25-13|| ||plang: <I say this LeBron is who we have seen in Cleveland. He is trying to carry the Heat by himself. Designed by Spoelstra? I don't know. But they need Allen, Battier, Chalmers hitting 3s.>|
If the supplementary players were hitting their 3s like they did during the regular season then James wouldn't feel the need to try and carry the team.
|May-25-13|| ||Jim Bartle: I haven't watched that closely, but I got the impression the stronger team lost both games. Indiana semed better overall in the first game, but Miami looked clearly in control in the second half of game two. There was a long stretch where Memphis couldn't get up any shots ecept desperation heaves as the shot clock ran out. Then James turned the ball over twice in a row at the end.|
|May-25-13|| ||HeMateMe: Le-Boo-Boo isn't Michael Jordan.
A guy that lives in my building, who played D-I college ball tells me the Heat will lose this series because "Dwayne Wade is too old to stay in front of the Pacer guards".
The Pacer guards are getting good open looks, and some penetration. I don't know if they've been all THAT good. It's hard to stop someone from shooting 3s. Wade is 34, but still very good.
|May-25-13|| ||bubuli55: All 4 teams have their own weaknesses and strong assets. Winning can be fragile at this level of competition. It all comes down to who wants the Larry O'Brien more. The focus, execution in every possession and luck. The Heat had been there. The Pacers want to be there. They are liking it and they want more. They want more :)|
Pacers - Grizz 4-1
Pacers - Spurs ? I love my Spurs :)
|May-25-13|| ||Strongest Force: It would be interesting to see what big Tim can do with the man-mountains.|
|May-25-13|| ||Jim Bartle: It always seems odd to me that the trophy is named after Larry O'Brien. His greatest claim to fame is that it was his office the Watergate burglars broke into.|
|May-25-13|| ||Jim Bartle: Wade is only 31, but he's been banged around a lot.
By the way, I've never seen a player who gets more protection from the refs. In the 2006 finals he took something like 100 free throws in 6 games.
|May-25-13|| ||bubuli55: ESPN experts are picking the Grizzlies to win tonight's game. The Spurs are focused. They will play tough in Memphis. I pick the Spurs :)|
Enjoy the game
|May-25-13|| ||Strongest Force: I have always liked the Spurs way back when they won those rings with the "admiral". If we get Grizz-Pacers it will be like two freight trains colliding.|
|May-25-13|| ||HeMateMe: The Spurs go down tonight. Just like last year, they were up 2-0 against Oka, and they fell apart and lost the series. The young legs of Memphis almost won the first two games; they'll start winning tonight.|
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