Posts Tagged ‘ Heat ’

State of the NBA (Part 3: East; Southeast)

In case you actually were following my blog consistently (thanks, mom), but somehow missed part 1 and part 2, there are the links.  Those cover how I see each NBA team in the Atlantic and Central Divisions in the East.  But I know nobody was really interested in those divisions, so I saved the best (at least from an interest perspective) for last.  As always, I will do this in reverse order of standings based on the 2010-2011 regular season.  So if you want to read about the Heat, scroll down to the bottom.  I don’t care, you’ve already clicked on the blog – counts as a “view” for me. Continue reading

State of the NBA (Part 2: East; Central)

For Part 1 of my team-by-team breakdown covering the Eastern Conference Atlantic Division, click here.  Otherwise, here’s the breakdown, as I see it, of each team from the Central Division.  Again, in reverse order of their regular season record: Continue reading

State of the NBA (Part 1: East; Atlantic)

So now that the season and the draft are over, I feel like it’s time to take a look at the NBA now and, this being my blog, I’ll go ahead and do just that.  I’ve got another blog on the economics of the NBA on its way, which will outline my perspective on the collective bargaining agreement, the lockout and all things money-related in the NBA.  But for now, I’ll focus on the state of the league from a basketball perspective.  I don’t know exactly where I’m going with this, but it’ll probably end up being very long and far more in-depth than I initially planned. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 6 (Miami v Dallas)

Final score: Dallas 105, Miami 95

Before I forget everything I watched in the NBA finals and more specifically, game 6, I guess I should blog about it.  I’m sorry for my big layoff, but here we go.  Just so you know going into this blog, I’m not going to talk about the game specifically, but more in general about the finals and the future.  And I’ve got a bunch more blogs on the way, so I won’t cover too much in this one. Continue reading

Finals 2011 (The Lebacle II)

Once upon a time, my mother told me that if I couldn’t say anything nice, I shouldn’t say anything at all.  Here are some of my favorite tweets on Lebron in the aftermath of the Heat meltdown in the finals (yes, I’m calling it a meltdown, because anytime your team is more talented and vastly underperforms to the point of losing to an inferior team, I consider that a meltdown).  Sorry, mom. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 5 (Dallas v Miami)

Final score: Dallas 112: Miami 103

This series is becoming stranger and stranger in my mind.  Dallas now takes a 3-2 lead going back to Miami for game 6 (and possibly 7), shattering my prediction and opening, for me, a huge bag of questions about Lebron and the Heat and basketball in general. Continue reading

Round 4, Game 4 (Dallas v Miami)

Final score: Dallas 86, Miami 83

Right now the plot of this finals is like a super-cooled liquid it’s so thick.  The series is tied at two games a piece, but nothing I’ve seen in 4 games gives me any reason to believe that the Mavs can pull this series out.  Yet at the same time, nothing I’ve seen from Miami makes me feel like the Heat have locked this series up. Continue reading